Friday, December 28, 2007

Streak Remains

The Canadians were certainly not panicking against the Slovaks on Thursday. A calm and quiet 2-0 win wasn't really a test for the team, but the important fact was that they took the win and kept their tournament record winning streak alive.

It was two goals from Phoenix Coyotes first rounder Kyle Turris that led the way, while the defense kept the Slovaks to only 22 shots. Turris is expected to lead the charge offensively for the Canadians and he took the expectations and ran with them on Thursday.

In net, it was Columbus prospect, Steve Mason who made all 22 stops for his first shutout of the tournament. Mason didn't quite have to make as many quality stops as Jonathan Bernier did the day before, but he was solid when called upon.

The next test for the Canadians will be the Swedes on Saturday at 11:30am. A much tougher test for the team, which will be a good indicator of how they'll fare later on in the tournament.

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