Jenner, Team Canada Score Another Win

Thursday, 12.29.2011 / 12:40 AM
By Rob Mixer - BlueJackets.com / 2012 World Junior Championships

Canada 5, Czech Republic 0

W: Wedgewood (CAN)
L:
Mrazek (CZE)

Mark Stone may not need to do much else to earn MVP honors in this tournament. The WHL's leading scorer with the Brandon Wheat Kings kept on rolling tonight at Rexall Place and brought his Team Canada mates along with him. Stone's fourth goal of the World Junior came at 5:37 of the first period, thanks to a sweet setup from Florida Panthers draft pick Jonathan Huberdeau - and it stood as the game-winner.

Canada coach Don Hay elected to start Scott Wedgewood in goal for their second preliminary game, and it paid off as the youngster turned in a 26-save shutout to help Canada improve the 2-0-0 in the tournament and gain control of its group. Coupled with the USA's 4-1 loss to Finland, Canada controls its own fate in group play before the border rivals meet on New Year's Eve.

How about some CBJ tidbits from tonight's game?
-- Blue Jackets draft pick Lukas Sedlak had a solid game for the Czechs, and was out there frequently against Canada's top players. He nor any of his teammates were able to record a point, but it was a steady performance for Sedlak whose team fell to 1-1-0 overall.

-- Boone Jenner was noticeable once again for the Canadians, getting in on the forecheck and wreaking havoc alongside linemates Michael Bournival and Brett Connolly. One moment sticks out for Jenner tonight: as the Czechs operated on a two-man advantage late in the first period, Hay called on Jenner to be one of three players responsible for killing the penalties. Jenner spent the first 45 seconds using his active stick to break up passes and clear the puck, and Canada ended up unscathed.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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