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Anthony Duclair and Canada defeated Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich, and Russia last night by a score of 5-4 to take gold at the 2015 World Junior Championship. Duclair scored Canada’s first goal of the game on Shesterkin 23 seconds into the game. Shesterkin faced two more shots, allowing another goal, before being pulled. Buchnevich recorded an assist in the game.

For the tournament, Duclair finished with a line of 4-4-8 in 7 games. Buchnevich finished with 1-5-6 in 7 games.

Shesterkin finished with a 1.98 GAA and a .938 SV%. Brandon Halverson played in one game, stopping 14 shots for the shutout.

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Three Rangers prospects will square off gold at the 2015 World Junior Championships, as Anthony Duclair and Canada will take on Igor Shesterkin, Pavel Buchnevich, and Russia. Canada defeated Slovakia 5-1 in the semifinals, with Duclair notching a goal and an assist.

Shesterkin stopped 26 of Sweden’s 27 shots in Russia’s 4-1 victory. Buchnevich was held off the score sheet.

The gold medal game is tonight at 8:15 on the NHL network.

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Igor Shesterkin continued his sensational 2015 World Juniors tournament yesterday, stopping 39 of 41 shots as Russia sent Brandon Halverson and Team USA home in the quarterfinals. Pavel Buchnevich notched an assist in the first period of the win. Halverson did not play in the contest.

Anthony Duclair and Canada destroyed Denmark in their game, sending the Danes packing with an 8-0 win. Duclair recorded an assist in the win.

The tournament resumes tomorrow, with Russia taking on Sweden and Canada taking on Slovakia. The Canadians, who were heavily favored heading into the tournament, will likely head to the finals as well. Russia is looking to take down a Sweden team that beat them in the preliminary round.

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Canada, Russia, and Team USA all played on New Year’s Eve, but all were already guaranteed spots in the elimination round by that point. The games were for standings. But it was also for pride, as Canada took down Team USA 5-3. Anthony Duclair was held off the scoresheet for Canada, and Brandon Halverson did not play in the game.

Russia lost to the Czech Republic 4-1. Pavel Buchnevich was held off the scoresheet, and Igor Shesterkin stopped 23 of 26 shots.

USA faces off against Russia today at 1pm in the quarterfinals, which will send at least one New York Rangers prospect home. Canada has a relatively easy matchup against Denmark, tonight at 8pm. If victorious, USA will face the winner of Sweden/Finland, and Canada will get the winner of Czech Republic/Slovakia.

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Anthony Duclair notched a goal and an assist for Canada last night in the 2015 World Junior Championships, helping the Canadians beat Finland by a score of 4-1. Team USA also won last night, shutting out Slovakia by a score of 3-0. Brandon Halverson was not in net for this shutout. Canada still leads USA by one point in Group A, but it seems a lock that both teams will advance to the elimination round.

Pavel Buchnevich recorded an assist for Russia, but the Russians fell to the Swedes by a score of 3-2. Igor Shesterkin was not in net for the game. The loss likely locks Russia into second place in Group B, behind Sweden, provided they win out from here.

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Both goalies selected in the 2014 NHL draft over the summer put up solid performances for their respective teams during last night’s 2015 World Junior Championships preliminary round games. Brandon Halverson (USA) made 14 saves as Team USA defeated Germany 6-0. Igor Shesterkin made 32 saves as Russia dominated Switzerland 7-0. High touted Pavel Buchnevich notched a goal and two assists in that contest.

The win game Team USA their second win (first came in overtime against Finland). They trail Anthony Duclair and Canada by a point in Group A’s standings, since OT wins net two points and regulation wins are three points. Russia, who beat Denmark in OT for their first win, trails Sweden by a point as well.

All three clubs with Rangers prospects are in action today. USA takes on Slovakia today at 4pm. Russia takes on Sweden in a game that will likely decide the winner of Group B at 5pm. Canada takes on Finland at 8pm.

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Anthony Duclair notched a goal and an assist in Canada’s 8-0 dismantling of Slovakia yesterday in their 2015 World Junior Championship opener. Duclair’s goal was pretty sweet, and the video is below. USA (with Brandon Halverson) and Russia (with Pavel Buchnevich and Igor Shesterkin) also won their openers.

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Anthony Duclair (Canada) and Pavel Buchnevich (Russia) headline the four New York Rangers prospects participating in the 2015 World Junior Championships in Montreal. Duclair and Buchnevich, both taken in the third round of the 2013 draft, are the top two prospects in the system. Both are high-end scoring wingers, and both will hopefully make significant impacts on the Rangers roster in the near future.

Joining Duclair and Buchnevich in Montreal will be the pair of goalies selected in 2014 – Brandon Halverson (USA) and Igor Shesterkin (Russia).

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Per Steve Zipay, the New York Rangers have loaned winger Anthony Duclair to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Championships. This was expected, as Duclair had been a healthy scratch for a few games in a row now, and it looked like he had lost his spot in the top-nine. Duclair will be with Team Canada for the next month or so. After that, the Rangers will need to make a decision to keep him on the NHL roster or return him to the QMJHL.

In 18 games this year, Duke has put up 1-6-7, while driving puck possession (51.27% CF) in sheltered minutes (60% OZ starts).

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Sep
23

World Cup of Hockey to return?

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Per Puck Daddy, citing a translated article from Hockej.cz, Donald Fehr (head of the NHLPA) let slip that the World Cup of Hockey will return in 2016, between September 15 and October 1. Canada, USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, and the Czech Republic will take part in the tournament, along with two additional countries (Slovakia and Switzerland were mentioned by PD).

The World Cup of Hockey was inaugurated in 1996, with Team USA, captained by Brian Leetch and backstopped by Mike Richter, winning gold. Canada won gold in 2004, the second and last time the tournament was played.

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