Thomas Chabot picked up his first point of the world juniors in Canada’s 6-1 victory over Denmark today.
Chabot setup Matt Barzal’s second period power play goal to put Canada up 3-1 at the time. Team Canada scored four times in the second after entering the period tied 1-1.
The Sea Dogs defenseman finished the game with one point, two minutes in penalties and three shots. He was called for slashing late in the second, a penalty the Canadians easily killed off.
After a tough 4-2 loss to the United States to open the tournament, this was a dominant performance – and an expected performance – by Team Canada. They are now 1-0-1 at this year’s world juniors and, with the US losing today, still have a shot at winning Group A.
Canada takes on the Switzerland tomorrow at 2 p.m. on TSN. They’ll play their final game of the preliminary round on New Year’s Eve against Sweden.
Earlier in the day, Jakub Zboril assisted on David Pastrnak’s game-winner in the Czech Republic’s 2-0 victory over Slovakia. Pastrnak was just given clearance by the Boston Bruins to join the Czechs while Zboril is, of course, a Bruins prospect.
Zboril finished the game with one point, two penalty minutes and two shots. The Czech Republic, now 1-0-1, plays Belarus on Wednesday.
Former Sea Dogs forward Juraj Siska was in the box when Pastrnak opened the scoring in the second period. He finished the game with no shots and four minutes in penalties. He did have a good scoring chance in the third period but fired wide of the net.
Slovakia takes on Finland on Wednesday.
In other news…
- In Russia’s 6-4 win over Finland, Cape Breton’s Maxim Lazarev had two assists. In today’s other game, Sweden defeated the United States 1-0.
- At the Spengler Cup today, Chris DiDomenico scored an insurance marker in the second period of Canada's 2-0 victory over HC Davos. It was his only shot in 12:33 of ice time. With the win, Canada advances to Wednesday's semifinal.
- The Senators blog Silver Seven has a post on Thomas Chabot and why he could be playing in the NHL next season.
- John Moore has posted an interview with Bokondji Imama, an interview that took place before the incident with Kelly Bent.
- Jonathan Huberdeau setup Aleksander Barkov twice in Sunday’s 3-2 Florida Panthers victory over Columbus. Check out this feed on Barkov’s first goal of the night:
Barkov puts the Panthers up 2-0 pic.twitter.com/wo6pPvWClR— Stephanie (@myregularface) December 27, 2015