Sunday, December 27, 2015

World Juniors December 28: Canada vs Denmark

Team Canada looks to regroup after their opening day loss to the USA at the World Junior Tournament, with Denmark providing the opposition in Game Number Two from Finland.

For the Danes the match up provides an opportunity to build on their first ever regulation time victory at the World Junior tournament, having defeated the Swiss 2-1 on Sunday.

A game which saw the Danes taking advantage of the short bench that the Swiss had owing to a string of suspensions from Boxing Day play against the Swedes, still Denmark was still full value for a win which provided for the first real upset for the 2015-16 tournament.

And while many would suspect it unlikely that the Danish juniors are about to launch an undefeated streak, there's something about getting your first win in a tournament (in this case ever) that could put a bit of an extra push on the ice.

Something that the Canadian team will want to be watchful for in the early stages, though for the most part it would seem that Monday's game will provide an opportunity for the Canadians to correct their miscues of Boxing Day and develop a more consistent bit of play through all three periods.

Denmark 1 vs Canada 6  summary   

Post Game Notes:

December 28 -- Six different scorers help Canada rout Denmark
December 28 -- Canada's line changes spark offence
December 28 -- Canada fires 58 shots in win over Denmark
December 28 -- Canada back on track with win over Denmark
December 28 -- Marner, Strome lead Canada to 6-1 win over Denmark
December 28 -- Canada builds confidence in thrashing of Danes
December 28 -- Canada survives early scare to defeat Denmark 6-1 at world juniors
December 28 -- Five key minutes from Canada's win over Denmark at world juniors

Preview Notes:

December 27 -- Jake Virtanen loving his time in Finland at world juniors for Canada
December 27 -- Canada counting on Perlini as a top line fit
December 27 -- 5 things to watch in Canada vs. Denmark
December 27 -- Canada focused on generating more offence
December 27 -- Brendan Perlini to join Dylan Strome, Mitch Marner on Canada's top line
December 27 -- Perlini to join Strome, Marner on top line
December 27 -- Canada seeks lessons from opening loss to U. S. at world junior tournament

No comments: