The Canadians managed an undefeated record in this under-18 tournament and seemed to put the final contest away pretty early with a four-goal first period. In fact, Hlinka Memorial.com notes that Canada won every game by at least four tallies.
“We knew we had to have a really good start against (the Czechs) because they were playing really well,” Head coach Jody Hull told the Canadian Press. “Our guys just bought into the process. It’s an amazing group.”
One particularly interesting name on the team is Dylan Strome, younger brother of New York Islanders prospect Ryan Strome. The younger Strome managed to find the net during this game.
The Canadian Press notes that Canada won this tournament 19 out of 24 times.
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.