World Juniors and Spengler Cup Recap for December 29, 2012

WORLD JUNIORS

Game 11: Latvia vs. Sweden

The first period looked to end up being scoreless until Emil Molin got Sweden on the board first with 50 seconds to go. That goal was scored on the powerplay. Latvia’s Teodors Blugers would tie it up on a 5-on-3 at 3:50 of the second. Sebastian Collberg would break the tie on a powerplay goal for Sweden at 16:18. Viktor Arvidsson would score twice for his side, first at 9:21 of the third at even strength to make it 3-1, and again at 11:49 on the powerplay to make it 4-1. Alexander Wennberg would close out the scoring at 19:13 to make it 5-1. Sweden outshot Latvia 46-21.

Game 12: Germany vs. Russia

Nikita Kucherov would put Russia up 1-0 just 78 seconds into the contest. Nail Yakupov would make it 2-0 at 9:37. Danil Zharkov would make it 3-0 at 12:38. Albert Yarullin would make it 4-0 at 13:57 of the second. Yaroslav Kosov would score a natural hat trick in the third period, scoring at 2:43, 13:33, and 18:05, the last one while shorthanded. Russia outshot Germany 43-41.

SPENGLER CUP

Quarterfinal Game 1: HC Fribourg Gotteron vs. Adler Mannheim

Gregory Maudlin would put Fribourg on the board first at 2:57 of the opening period. Benjamin Pluss would make it 2-0 just 63 seconds into the second while on the powerplay. Frank Mauer would put Mannheim on the board at 9:18. Max Talbot would make it 3-1 Fribourg at 14:50. Matthias Plachta would cut the Fribourg lead to 3-2 at 5:29 of the third. Christian Dube would make it 4-2 Fribourg at 9:07 while a man up, and Julien Sprunger would finish it off at 16:54, making the final score 5-2. Fribourg outshot Mannheim 26-24. Fribourg’s next opponent would be Canada in the semifinal.

Quarterfinal Game 2: HC Davos vs. Salavat Yulaev Ufa

2:02 into the game, Josef Marha would put Davos on the board first. 8 seconds later, Igor Musatov answers back for Ufa. At 3:24, Loui Eriksson would give Davos the 2-1 lead. At 6:57, Joe Thornton would make it 3-1. At 15:09, Santeri Alatalo would make it 4-1. At 16:29, on the powerplay, Petr Sykora (not the New Jersey Petr Sykora, mind you) makes it 5-1. Alexander Svitov would cut the Davos lead to 5-2 at just 58 seconds into the second, and Denis Parshin would make it 5-3 on the powerplay. Patrick Kane would score a pair for Davos, first at 6:58 and again at 9:28, upping the score to 7-3. Antti Pihlstrom would cut the Davos lead to 7-4 at 5:30 of the third, and Igor Mirnov would make it 7-5 at 13:28. The comeback bid falls short as Davos hangs on for the 7-5 victory and book a ticket to face Vitkovice in the semifinal. Final shots were 33-32 Ufa.