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Brassard Continues Strong Play At World Championships

by Jim Cerny / New York Rangers

Rangers center Derick Brassard continued his strong play at the 2016 World Championships in Russia on Monday, scoring his second goal of the tournament and adding an assist as Canada shut out Belarus 8-0.

He opened the scoring--and thus was credited with the game-winning goal--at 16:26 of the first period. It was a power play goal for Brassard, scored from in front of the Belarus net and assisted by Corey Perry and Matt Duchene.

Brassard then returned the favor by earning the primary assist on a Duchene power play goal that it made it 4-0 Canada 11:19 into the second period. The Blueshirts second-leading point-producer this season ended the game with four shots on goal and a +1 plus/minus rating to go along with his two points.

Canada is undefeated so far at the World Championships and Brassard has recorded at least one point in all three victories. Brassard picked up an assist last Friday in Canada's win over the United States, then posted back-to-back two-point outings Sunday and Monday to give him five points (2-3-5) in the three games played.

Off for the next two days, Canada is next in action Thursday when it faces off with Germany.

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