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Team Canada Defeats Team USA In WJC Match

from TSN,

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored first period goals and Malcolm Subban was stellar in net with 32 saves as Canada edged the United States 2-1 at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Subban, who's had his share of critics before the start of the tournament, recorded a .973 save percentage in the victory, compared to just .893 in each of his first two games. And he was busy in the early going, with 24 saves through the first 40 minutes that included a breakaway stop on John Gaudreau in the first period and killing a four-minute double minor in the second.

"Obviously, (our) goaltending has been under the radar for the last couple of years," Team Canada head coach Steve Spott told TSN. "So it was great for his confidence and for our hockey club that when you need him to get the job done, he's able to close the door. He was deserving of being the star tonight."

continued and you can watch the game highlights below...

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Chris from NOHS's avatar

Please don’t post this type of stuff for those who have DVRed the games.  Thanks.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 12/30/12 at 02:12 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Sorry Chris from NOHS, but I won’t do that. If I made that policy, I wouldn’t be able to post results of anything. SCF, Big NHL games, etc.

Probably best to avoid the internet, social networks, etc. until you have watched the game.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/30/12 at 02:16 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

In cases like this, I might at least recommend teasing in the title rather than announcing the outcome.

Just a suggestion. I had it spoiled on Twitter first thing when I woke up.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/30/12 at 03:00 PM ET

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