It wasn't a surprise that Canada easily dispatched Denmark in their quarterfinal match-up on Friday at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship but what did stand out were the contributions made by the two Senators prospects in the game.
Led by their team captain and Sens rookie Curtis Lazar, Canada cruised to an 8-0 victory over the Danes in what marked their country's first ever appearance in the playoff round. Paired with Connor McDavid and Brayden Point for much of the game, Lazar was able to showcase the scoring touch that saw him bury 99 goals over the course of his junior career with Edmonton Oil Kings. His final stat line for the night: 2 goals, 1 assist for 3 points with a +4 rating.
Lazar now holds the team lead in goals for Canada with 5 in 5 games played. Speaking of which, you can see both of Lazar's goals from Friday courtesy of TSN Hockey's twitter below...
Another Sens prospect also saw his name written down on the scoresheet against Denmark. Nick Paul launched a picture perfect backhand over Danish goaltender Georg Sorensen to give Canada a 6-0 lead early in the third period. The goal was Paul's second of the tournament to go along with his +4 rating through 5 games.
Canada's next game comes on Sunday night in Toronto when they take on Slovakia in the semi-finals. Sens Swedish prospect Andreas Englund also saw his team advance on Friday in a rematch of last year's finals against Finland. Englund has yet to register a point and carries a +1 rating through 5 games. Sweden will face-off against Russia on Sunday afternoon in the tournaments other semi-final.