Day number three has concluded at the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championships and once again, only two Bruins representatives played during the day. Day two can be found HERE.
Charlie McAvoy (USA)
After playing only one previous game, Charlie McAvoy and the American team laced up their skates and got set to play Slovakia. Slovakia is coming off of a loss to Canada where they only managed to put 6 shots on the net. Heading into the third period, Slovakia had more than double the shots than they had against Canada. They finished the game with 20 shots, 30 less than the States’ 50 shots. Charlie McAvoy scored the fourth American goal of a one-timer from all the way back on the blueline. It was a shot that had eyes as it hit the mesh past Matej Tomek. The 2016 Bruins’ first round draft pick now has a +2 rating in two games. But now the real first challenge of the tournament comes Thursday against a Russian team who just beat Latvia 9-1 back on Tuesday.
Ryan Lindgren (USA)
Ryan Lindgren is the only player that is yet to score a point within this tournament, but he does have a +1 rating in two games played. Lindgren played exactly 13:00 minutes against Slovakia, however, he just isn’t able to get the right opportunities. In the two games, he has only one shot on the net. Against Russia on Thursday, Lindgren could very well get more ice time considering it is the first back-to-back set for USA this tournament.
USA did end up beating Slovakia by a score of 5-1, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 4-2 in the only other game on the day.
Thursday, December 29th has four games on the schedule and all Bruins players will be involved. Czech Republic will battle Denmark, USA will face Russia, Sweden plays Finland, and Canada will get a game against Latvia.
Each team has played 2 games and only 3 teams are undefeated so far. Canada, USA, and Sweden. Three teams are also winless. Latvia, Slovakia, and Finland. Russia currently has the most goals scored, while Canada and the States are tied for least allowed. On the other side, Slovakia and Latvia are tied with least amount of goals for with 2 and Latvia has the most goals allowed with 15.
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