Game Summary
Canada  6 -  United States  3
 

by Alan Adams

MORA, Sweden – Jonathan Toews scored his second goal of the game on a third period penalty shot to pace Canada to a 6-3 triumph over the United States at the World Junior Championship on Wednesday.

Toews was awarded the shot after U.S. forward Kyle Okposo threw his stick at the Canadian forward while Toews was on a breakaway. Toews scored what proved to be the winning goal on a wrist shot at 9:13 that caught the upper left corner of the net.

Darren Helm then followed with a pair of goals late in the final period to help Canada to its second straight win.

Steve Downie and Tom Pyatt scored in the first period to stake Canada to a 2-0 lead. Toews then made it 3-0 at 1:55 of the second but the United States struck for a goal shortly after, with Eric Johnson cutting Canada's margin to two at 2:24.

Johnson's goal ended Canada's shutout steak at the world junior championship at 234 minutes 14 seconds.

The win over the U.S. came a day after Canada beat Sweden 2-0 to open the tournament.

Canada's next game is Friday against unbeaten Germany. The Germans are 2-0 following a 4-2 win over Slovakia earlier Wednesday.

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Game Information
Game Number Round Preliminary
Arena FM Mattisson Arena City, Country Mora, Sweden
Month / Day / Year 12/27/2006 Time (local) 07:30 PM EET
Attendance Game Status Final

Box Score   1     2     3   Total
Canada (CAN) 2 1 3 6
United States (USA) 0 2 1 3
Goals/Penalties
First Period
Goals:
   14:43 CAN 7 Steve Downie (5 Kristopher Letang, 6 Luc Bourdon)
   17:33 CAN 27 Tom Pyatt (26 Cody Franson, 10 Kris Russell) PP

Penalties:
   08:38 CAN 19 James Neal (Interference)
   10:18 CAN 4 Ryan Parent (Holding)
   17:14 USA 19 Ryan Stoa (Kneeing)

Second Period
Goals:
   01:55 CAN 29 Jonathan Toews (27 Tom Pyatt) PP
   02:24 USA 6 Erik Johnson (4 Taylor Chorney)
   06:12 USA 16 Michael Carman (21 Bill Sweatt) 4/4

Penalties:
   01:04 USA 24 Trevor Lewis (Holding)
   03:22 CAN 17 Brad Marchand (Tripping)
   04:34 USA 19 Ryan Stoa (Roughing)
   04:34 CAN 6 Luc Bourdon (Roughing)
   07:30 CAN 7 Steve Downie (10-Minute Misconduct)
   09:02 USA 23 Sean Zimmerman (Roughing)
   11:23 CAN 15 Darren Helm (Boarding)
   13:51 USA 22 Brian Lee (Interference)
   15:09 USA 3 Jack Johnson (Charging)
   18:18 USA 8 Kyle Okposo (Roughing)

Third Period
Goals:
   09:13 CAN 29 Jonathan Toews PS
   13:50 USA 21 Bill Sweatt (20 Jack Skille)
   18:17 CAN 15 Darren Helm
   19:03 CAN 15 Darren Helm (7 Steve Downie) EN

Penalties:
   05:09 CAN 38 Sam Gagner (Too Many Men)
   08:25 CAN 7 Steve Downie (Roughing)
   08:25 USA 27 Patrick Kane (Roughing)
   09:13 USA Team (Penalty Shot)
   11:04 USA 88 Peter Mueller (Cross Checking)
   14:00 CAN 6 Luc Bourdon (Cross Checking)


Goaltenders
Canada
1 Carey Price On 1/00:00   Off 3/20:00
United States
37 Jeffrey Zatkoff On 1/00:00   Off 3/18:41
37 Jeffrey Zatkoff On 3/19:03   Off 3/20:00

Shots on Goal   1     2     3   Total
Canada 9 6 11 26
United States 9 10 16 35

Player of Game
Canada
United States
Officials
Referee Danny Kurmann
Lines People Petr Blumel, Leo Takula