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Faksa, Czechs Fall to USA on Day One of World Juniors

Thursday, 12.26.2013 / 7:26 PM / Inside Edge
By Mark Stepneski
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Faksa, Czechs Fall to USA on Day One of World Juniors
Dallas Stars prospect Radek Faksa and the Czech Republic got off to a rough start at the World Junior Championship, falling 5-1 to the United States on the opening day of the tournament in Malmo, Sweden.

Dallas Stars prospect Radek Faksa and the Czech Republic got off to a rough start at the World Junior Championship, falling 5-1 to the United States on the opening day of the tournament in Malmo, Sweden.

The United States took advantage of some Czech penalty problems early in the game, scoring two power play goals in the first two minutes to take a 2-0 lead. The USA pushed its lead to 4-0 by the end of the second period.

Faksa, who is an alternate captain for the Czechs, had no points, no shots and an even rating in the game. He won 11 of 18 faceoffs.

In Thursday’s other games, Detroit prospect Anthony Mantha scored three goals to lead Canada to a 7-2 victory over Germany. Russia scored five goals in the first 15 minutes of the game and then cruised to an 11-0 victory over Norway. And Nashville’s Filip Forsberg had one goal and two assists for Sweden, which defeated Switzerland 5-3.

Stars defense prospect Esa Lindell will play his first game of the tournament on Friday when Finland takes on Norway.

Thursday’s scores

Canada 7, Germany 2
Russia 11, Norway 0
USA 5, Czech Republic 1
Sweden 5, Switzerland 3

Friday’s games

Slovakia vs. Germany 8:00 a.m. (NHL Network-US)

Finland vs. Norway 10:30 a.m.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 34 22 7 5 99 90 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 30 23 15 7 38
J. Benn 30 8 18 0 26
J. Spezza 30 6 18 -9 24
A. Roussel 30 7 9 -3 16
T. Daley 30 6 9 -14 15
A. Goligoski 30 1 12 2 13
C. Eakin 27 6 5 4 11
S. Horcoff 30 4 7 0 11
E. Cole 29 5 5 -5 10
R. Garbutt 23 5 5 -5 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 12 7 5 .906 2.97
A. Lindback 0 5 0 .861 4.63
 
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