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MONTREAL - Opening with a pair of one-sided wins was a confidence booster for Canada but now comes the first real test at the World Junior Championship: Finland. Watch the game live tonight on TSN1 and TSN4 with coverage underway NOW. The game can also be seen on TSN GO and heard on the TSN Radio Network. Canada (2-0-0) enters Mondays game at the Bell Centre on a high after shutout wins over Slovakia and Germany, but the defending champion Finns (0-1-1) are a sharp step up in competition. Theyve yet to win a game, so theyre going to be coming at us, forward Curtis Lazar said Sunday. Itll probably be do or die for them. They really need to take a step in that direction, and we get the lucky draw of having to face them. Weve got to try to weather the storm. Theyve got a great team all around and we have to be ready to play. It has not gone well so far for Finland, which opened with a gutsy performance in a 2-1 shootout loss to the United States but then went south with a surprise 2-1 defeat to Slovakia after wasting a string of scoring chances. Many of the same Finnish players, including defence ace Julius Hinka, captain Artturi Lehkonen and goalie Juuse Saros, who will get the start in net, were riding high at last years event in Malmo, Sweden, when they toppled Canada 5-1 in the semifinals before beating the Swedes to claim their first title since 1998. They are sure to bring the same cautious, patience-testing game they always play to the rematch with Canada, which has seven players back from a year ago. Theyve got great goaltending too, added Lazar, one of the returnees. Were going to have to get some good traffic in front of their goalie. Their defence does a great job of moving the puck and theyve got some crafty forwards as well. So theyre going to keep us on our toes, but if we play the way we can, well be fine. Canada has more skill up front than last years squad. So far, the goaltending has been perfect and the defence has been solid but for some hairy moments in the second period of Saturdays 4-0 win when the entire team lost its edge for a spell against Germany. Zach Fucale, who needed to make only 12 saves in the opening 8-0 rout of Slovakia, will be back in goal after Eric Comrie picked up a 17-save shutout against the Germans. Fucale was in the net for last years loss to the Finns, who took the lead in the second period on a fluke goal by Joni Nikko after Honka shot the puck in along the boards and saw it take a funny hop in front of the vacated net. Finnish checking and counterattacking took over after that. The loss guaranteed that Canada would go a fifth straight year without a gold medal. I wouldnt say its fresh in my mind, but I remember what happened and I learned from it, said Fucale. Itll certainly serve as a motivator for the game. Coach Benoit Groulx, an assistant to Brent Sutter last year, doesnt want to dwell on what happened a year ago. He said both teams are different and this is a new tournament. The Finns no longer have star forward Teuvo Teravainen, who had three points in the semifinal. But they have slick forward Kaspari Kapanen, a first-round pick of the Pittsburgh Penguins who missed last years event with an injury. Finland also has six-foot-three dynamo Jesse Puljujarvi, who may be their most dangerous forward even if hes only 16. We want to play in the now, said Groulx. I know they have a good team, but we also have a good team. We expect a very good game. Canadas advantages will be playing at home on an NHL-size rink and having a team brimming with confidence after two big wins. Centre Nic Petan had six points in two games, while Robby Fabbri had four and Max Domi, Sam Reinhart, Connor McDavid and defenceman Madison Bowey each had three. Domi, an Arizona Coyotes prospect who is the son of former NHL enforcer Tie Domi, grew up getting advice not only from his father but from his dads friends, like superstars Mario Lemieux and Mats Sundin. I didnt really listen to my dad when he got mad at me for not shooting, Domi said with a laugh. Id always over-pass in minor hockey and hed get on me and say, If you cant listen to Mario or Mats Sundin, then I dont know who else can tell you. So Id say all right. I had to figure it out pretty quick. Groulx tinkered with his lines late against Germany by putting McDavid between Fabbri and Jake Virtanen, a Vancouver Canucks first-round pick from Abbotsford, B.C., who is of Finnish descent. The only Canadian forwards without a point so far are Nick Ritchie and Frederik Gauthier, an ace penalty killer who leads the tournament with an 84.21 faceoff win percentage. Canada has killed off nine straight penalties so far, but Groulx feels improvements can still be made. Our PKers were good but we can still be better, he said. We blocked many shots because we got in position to block shots. We still need improvement in our routes when we kill penalties, but I like the attitude of our PK guys. As for Finland, Groulx is aware they will be a test for his team. They skate well, they have skills, they have a solid goalie and they play very good as a unit, said Groulx. Theyre very good at blocking the middle of the ice and taking your time and space away, so itll be a matter of us of managing the puck well and making sure we put ourselves in position to use our speed. Team Canada projected lines vs. Finland Forward Domi - Reinhart - Duclair Ritchie - McDavid - Lazar Paul - Petan - Fabbri Crouse - Gauthier - Virtanen Point Defence Morrissey - Bowey Nurse - Theodore Heatherington - Hicketts Morin Goalies Fucale starts Comrie Mel Blount Jersey . "I have had no discussions with Chad Johnson or his representation," Popp said Friday in an email. 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The Spurs moved within a game of a repeat appearance against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals thanks to a 117-89 blowout in Thursdays Game 5. The Heat prevailed last year, but San Antonio owns four titles since Duncan and head coach Gregg Popovich united in Alamo City. For the Thunder, this is the third time this postseason theyll face an elimination game. Since theyre playing on Saturday, their success thus far has been unquestioned. "We just have to worry about the next game," Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant said. "Were guaranteed 48 more minutes. Its been an up-and-down series but we have to find a way to come with it in Game 6." They didnt "come with it" in Game 5. The Spurs made 13 3-pointers and had six players score in double figures in Game 5s drubbing. Duncan led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Manu Ginobili carried a bench attack that outscored Oklahoma Citys reserves by a wide 55-26 margin. Ginobili scored 19 points, fellow reserve Boris Diaw netted 13 annd Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each had 14 for the Spurs.dddddddddddd After holding the Spurs to under 40 percent shooting in Games 3 and 4, the Thunder watched helplessly as San Antonio made 51.3 percent of its shots. "We didnt have the defensive disposition that weve had the last two games," Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said. "We have to regroup and come back better in a few days." Durant and Russell Westbrook finished with 25 and 21 points, respectively, for Oklahoma City, a far cry from the duos superb 71-point dual effort in Tuesdays victory. Serge Ibaka was limited to six points and just two rebounds in the loss. The Spurs tweaked their starting lineup for Game 6, inserting sharpshooter Matt Bonner in place of Tiago Splitter, a traditional center. Bonner was not a factor, but the rest of the Spurs usual reserves were instrumental in the strong start. "It worked for a while," Popovich said. "Im not too interested in talking to you about specifics about why things worked or didnt work. Id rather have other people figure that out." Three-pointers from Patty Mills and Green tied the game at 32-32 heading into the second, and Ginobili led the way in a one-sided second quarter with nine points on 4-of-4 shooting. Ginobilis layup and 3-pointer had the hosts ahead by as many as 13 late in the half before Westbrook beat the buzzer with a deep make to pull Oklahoma City within 65-55. The Spurs owned a 16-2 advantage in the paint in the second quarter, then capped the third on a 12-4 run to essentially put the game away. With the score at 94-74 entering the fourth, both teams emptied their benches with Game 6 on the horizon. If needed, Game 7 would be Monday in San Antonio. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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