The 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships continued on Tuesday, with only two players representing Boston playing on the ice. Before we begin, Day 1 can be found HERE.
Jeremy Lauzon (CAN)
After only playing just over 4 minutes of ice time during Monday’s game against Russia, Jeremy Lauzon was given more opportunities to show his skills at this tournament during the second game of a back-to-back. This one against Slovakia. The game would finish 5-0 and Slovakia would tie the previous record for least amount of shots on goal with only 6. Canada on the other hand had 44 shots. Lauzon produced a goal and an assist in the game and the goal was something to appreciate.
Lauzon also had 3 shots in the performance and ultimately scored the game-winning goal.
Jakub Zboril (CZE)
Jakub Zboril had another good game and he now leads Boston prospects for most points. Zboril added two more assists to a previous assist in Monday’s contest. One of the Bruins’ 2015 first round picks now has 3 points in 2 tournament games as well an overall +1 rating. Jakub continues to be a key player on the blueline, as he racked up over 22 minutes of ice time in the game. Even with the two assists, Czech Republic lost the contest 4-3 in overtime to a Switzerland team.
There were only two players that played Tuesday night. Daniel Vladar was once again a backup for Jakub Skarek with the Czechs. The two Americans, Ryan Lindgren and Charlie McAvoy, were in play due to USA not having a game until tomorrow against the Slovaks.
Along with Canada’s and Switzerland’s victory, Russia demolished Lativa by a score of 9-1 and Denmark shocked the world, especially Finland as the Danes beat the defending champs 3-2.
December 28 only has two games on the radar. Sweden faces off against a Swiss team. Both teams won their opening contest and will look to continue the momentum in the Bell Centre. The second game is Slovakia vs USA. Slovakia is coming off of an embarrassing loss to the host team, while USA just beat Latvia 6-1 Monday night.
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