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Jensen Continues To Impress At Worlds

by Jim Cerny / New York Rangers

Rangers prospect Nicklas Jensen continued his impressive play at the 2016 World Championships in Russia on Monday, scoring his fifth goal of the tournament in Denmark's 4-1 victory over Kazakhstan.

The 23 year-old Jensen now has five goals, two assists and seven points at the Worlds as Denmark finished the preliminary round with a record of 2-2-1-2 (11 pts). Coming into this tournament Jensen had previously appeared in the 2013 and 2014 World Championships, posting 3-1-4 numbers in ten total games.

Against Kazakhstan Jensen led the Danes with seven shots on goal and scored his team's third power play goal of the first period as Denmark skated to a quick 3-0 lead.

On Sunday Jensen--who scored 15 goals and registered 25 points in 41 games this season with the Hartford Wolf Pack after the Rangers had acquired him in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks--netted the winning goal in the shootout as Denmark edged the favored Czech Republic 2-1.

Also on Monday Rangers center Derick Brassard was held without a point for the first time in six games at the 2016 Worlds, but Canada still ran its perfect record to 6-0-0-0 with a 4-0 win over France. Brassard continues to lead Canada in scoring, however, ranking tied for fourth among all players with nine points (3-6-9).

Canada is tied with Finland for the top spot in the Group B standings with the two teams facing off in the final preliminary game on Tuesday.

Mats Zuccarello and Norway, 3-0 losers to host Russia on Monday, finish the prelims Tuesday against Latvia, while Brady Skjei and the United States play a must-win contest against Slovakia or face the prospects of not making the medal round.

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