December 28 2011 11:04AM
Canada started off the 2012 World Junior Championship with an impressive 8-1 win over Finland, and now draws the Czech Republic. Last night the Czech’s came off their own opening win, downing Denmark by a score of 7-0. The two teams meet for 29th time since 1977, with Canada holding the edge with a 14-6-8 record. While the Czechs showed some success against Canada in the early 90’s, they have not beaten Canada since 1993.
December 27 2011 12:34PM
Burrows celebrates his short-handed goal. I like to think he said to Ryan Jones "nice coverage."
Having whiffed on their first chance to wrest top-spot from the Minnesota Miracles on December 23rd against Calgary, the Canucks came out like guerillas on boxing day and dominated a group of children from Edmonton. Vancouver's club was energetic and deadly in the first period, as they got two goals from an unlikely source in under-rated possession player Andrew Ebbett, and took advantage of a missed call on Daniel Sedin's goal on their way to building a three goal lead that was ultimately insurmountable. They also embarrassed Ben Eager in the process, which, is always fun to see!
A more detailed recap, chance data and your statistical three stars after the jump!
December 26 2011 02:29PM
(The Nations will also be bringing you some WJC coverage now and then this holiday season. Andrey Osadchenko starts us off with an in-depth look at Team Russia)
What is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of Team Russia? It’s their skilled and crazy fast offense, isn’t it? How often would you say it has worked for Alex Ovechkin’s compatriots? That’s right – not so often. Something needed to be added. As we learned last season – that secret ingredient was will to fight till the end.
December 26 2011 01:05PM
We sincerely hope that this special holiday edition of NationRadio finds you in good health and in good spirits. All the very best to you and yours and here's to a most excellent 2012.
As hoped by many, this week's show is laden with previews of the 2012 World Junior Championships as well as some talk about the Oilers and the Flames.
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December 24 2011 12:15PM
Jordan Schroeder has been putting up points recently. Will he carry on?
After their tough end to November, the Wolves really look to be righting the ship, having won 5 of their last 6 games. The coming week features 4 games, giving them an opportunity to make a real push upwards from their current 7th-place Western Conference position.