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MALMO, Sweden -- As the minutes ticked down on Canadas victory over the United States, the overwhelmingly Canadian crowd of 3,882 at the Isstadion chanted "Foo-KAL-eh!" That was for goaltender Zach Fucale, the key man in Tuesdays 3-2 win that gave Canada first place in its preliminary round group and a date with Switzerland in the quarter-finals of the world junior hockey championship. "It gave me a lot of energy," the 18-year-old said. "It was very special. "It just lifts you and you sort of play in the moment. It was good for me and the team." Fucale, given a second straight start after helping Canada to a 5-3 win over Slovakia on Saturday, couldnt recall ever having his name chanted quite that way. "Maybe a couple of thousand chanting against me," he offered with a laugh. "In Quebec City it happened. Maybe tonight a little louder." Connor McDavid and Curtis Lazar scored in the third period and Fucale stoned Connor Carrick on a breakaway. Stefan Matteau scored for the Americans with 2:15 left to play on a shot that eluded Fucales glove, but Canada shut the door the rest of the way to pull off a win in their toughest, most emotionally charged game of the tournament. American captain Riley Barber and Canadas Nic Petan traded goals in the second frame, after Fucale shone in a scoreless first period in which the Americans controlled the play and had a 13-6 shot advantage. Only a regulation time win would give Canada (3-0-1) first place over the U.S. (3-1-0). The Canadians will face Switzerland in the quarter-finals on Thursday at the Isstadion. As usual, coach Brent Sutter wasnt offering much insight about his teams upcoming opponent. "We now have 48 hours to prepare for our next opponent. Our focus over the next two days needs to be on this game and only on this game," was all he would say. The Swiss pulled off a 4-3 shootout win over Finland, but it didnt lift them out of fourth place in their group. What the win did, however, was give the Americans a very tough quarter-final opponent in Russia. The Canadian squad got all it needed to win -- solid goaltending, timely scoring and strong special teams play. The Americans went into the game with a whopping 58 per cent power play success rate (11-for-19), but were held scoreless during all three man advantages. Canada answered with Lazars power-play marker in five opportunities. "It was the first time weve been minus on special teams in four games and that was the difference," said American coach Don Lucia. Technically, Barbers goal at 3:29 of the second was short-handed. The teams were each down a man and Barber came around the net and caught Fucale moving the wrong way one second after Canadas Taylor Leiers slashing call expired. Some hard work by Anthony Mantha produced the tying goal at 12:49, as he used his long reach to push the puck to the left side where Petan trailed in late to beat Jon Gilles to an open side. Petan had scored the game-winner and an empty-net goal in Canadas 5-3 win over Slovakia on Monday. Mantha picked up his team-leading 10th point in four games. Canada killed a penalty to start the third and then got one just as their own power play ended 3:54 into the third when Josh Morrissey got the puck to the net and McDavid had two chances to slide it past Gilles. The 16-year-old McDavid was under pressure since his benching in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Czech Republic, and scoring a goal could go a long way to restoring confidence in the highly skilled Erie Otters forward. "Maybe a little bit," said McDavid. "As a hockey player you have to stay even keeled. Things happen in the game. The highs, the lows. You have to remain pretty confident. I think Ive done a pretty good job of that." Lazar was camped in front for the re-direct on a power play at 6:13 as the puck went from Derrick Pouliot to Jonathan Drouin to the Edmonton forward for his second goal in as many games. "Im really getting into my element," the Ottawa Senators prospect said. "Coach Sutters been moving me around. Ive played centre, right and left wing. Im still getting used to things, but it feels good to contribute." The game also saw big forward Frederik Gauthier moved from left wing to centre, where he drew praise from Sutter for winning several defensive zone faceoffs. But most of the post-game attention was on Fucale, the chatty goaltender who backstopped the Halifax Mooseheads to a Memorial Cup last spring. Fucale was dropped to backing up Jake Paterson after the first of three pre-tournament exhibition games, but it looks like hes Sutters man now. "Hes a confident young man and he stood tall," said Sutter. "We need that." Fucales teammates laugh about Fucales non-stop talking, even when hes by himself in the net during games. "I try to stay low key, but maybe I talk a lot," Fucale said. "I love Zach," said forward and fellow Montreal Canadiens prospect Charles Hudon. "I played with him peewee and bantam (in Boisbriand, Que.) and he had the same swagger. "He was always cocky. It was a good for him and I think the crowd loved it too." "It was unbelievable standing on the blue-line at the end of the game with the fans chanting Fucale," said McDavid. "I had chills and it wasnt for me, so I cant imagine how he felt. "You see a lot of goalies and theyre pretty weird. They have their routines and you cant talk to them, but hes really relaxed and honestly, he does have that swagger." Canada also got a boost with the return of big defenceman Griffin Reinhart after serving a four-game suspension for a slash at last years world juniors. Reinhart was counted on to be the leader on defence and he showed it with 20 minutes of ice time, mostly paired with Matt Dumba. He finally got to play at a world juniors with his younger brother, forward Sam Reinhart. The two were on the ice together a lot, especially while penalty killing. 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The White Sox are 6-3 against Cleveland this season after losing 17 of 19 to their American League Central rival in 2013. Mike Aviles went 1 for 2 with a walk and drove in Clevelands run.TSNs Three Man Weave reach out east to the Maritimes for assistance this week, as they discuss the Raptors surging on without DeMar DeRozan, Sacramento, and top point guards. All that and more, as hosts of TSN 1050s 1 On 1 With Will & Duane, Will Strickland and Duane Watson are joined by HoopHeadsNorth.coms Editor and Main Contributor Sean Francois all the way from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Can the Toronto Raptors continue to win a high percentage of their games while DeMar DeRozan is out of the lineup? Strickland: Absolutely. They are not leading the Eastern Conference by accident or default. After the loss of DeRozan, the ships been buoyed by early season MVP candidate Kyle Lowry, bona fide Sixth Man of the Year contender Lou Williams and a young big man who seems to be turning the corner on consistency and asserting himself every night in Jonas Valanciunas. The results have come by hard work, team-first attitude, solid leadership, some luck and a sturdy Next Man Up mentality while their All-Star rehabs to get back into the fold and help his team. Francois: The Toronto Raptors are in a position to win while DeMar DeRozan is out of the lineup, but the percentage of wins depends on how effective the current rotation can be. Can Landry Fields continue to give them solid minutes? Will Jonas Valanciunas keep giving them that strong double-double play he has of late? Can Terrence Ross continue to take his offensive game to the next level in DeMars absence? These are some of the things the Raptors will need to continue if they want to remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. This upcoming stretch of games will be a true test for Toronto, as seven of their next eight games are on the road facing some elite Western and Eastern Conference competition. Watson: The foundation of this ball club is team first, so the Raptors loss of DeRozan isnt felt as much as the loss of a player like Kevin Durant to OKC. Granted, he is the teams leading scorer and amongst the top in the league in getting to the free throw line, but the Raptors depth and balance keep them going. Landry Fields insertion into the starting line-up allows the bench core to stay intact, which is the key edge this team has over the majority of the league. They havent floundered in his absence and will continue to hold it down until his return. Are serious/long term injuries becoming more prevalent in the NBA in recent years (Rose, Kobe, Parker & Randle), or does it simply just appear that way? Strickland: Objects in mirror may be closer than they actually are... or not. Many a star has been clipped before reaching their athletic primes, robbing fans and the game alike of incredible performers and potential greatness. From Bill Walton to Penny Hardaway, serious injuries are and have always been a part of the game. Are these injuries more prevalent now because of immediate access of social media, better medicine and medical rehabilitation techniques, more money and less insistence that players get back on the floor sooner than later? There could be myriad reasons upon which much speculation can be had. The success is and will be in how guys like the recently re-injured Kevin Durant, Jabari Parker and the like recover and respond. Francois: Injuries, especially ACL tears, seem to be happening more often in the NBA. Sports science and athlete training regimens are at an all-time high with regards to the level of sophistication and production through strength training and the research behind it. Despite the advancements, the human body is still susceptible to the same potential damage of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones through rigorous activity, being overworked, and sometimes over-compensating. The demands of a professional athlete and the practice routines are also at all-time highs. Neither Derrick Rose nor Kobe Bryant suffered major injuries at any point in their amateur or professional careers prior to their relatively recent injuries in the NBA, but due to the demands placed on athletes bodies in training, practice, and games, sports injuries are seemingly becoming more frequent. Watson: Its a little of both, but they dont make them like they used to. Another factor to consider is that players are entering a physically demanding game at a young age, and some of their bodies havent fully developed. In addition have they developed the habits and discipline of taking care of their bodies at a young age? Of course, some things just happen, but this era of medicine and training to repair and rehab makes these injuries less career threatening than in the past. With the surprising news that Sacramento Kings fired head coach Michael Malone this week, will Tyrone Corbin keep tthe coaching gig, or will they find someone else to fit their vision? Strickland: While the move to relieve Mike Malone of his coaching duties seemed sudden and abrupt, reports of a fissure up top between Malone and a very aggressive and perhaps out-of-his-depth owner in Vivek Ranadive were more surprising.dddddddddddd Despite what looked to be a growing trust between Malone and his top star, DeMarcus Amir Cousins, its hard to believe he didnt want the Kings front office to extend Boogies contract or that of Rudy Gay. Grand Opening. Grand Closing. With Ranadive looking for an offensive minded jazz director, lets be clear that former Utah Jazz bench boss Tyrone Corbin is merely a seat-filler for Mark Jackson, George Karl or Chris Mullin to conduct Sacramentos starting quintet and their accompaniment in the near future. Francois: I will be surprised in Tyrone Corbin keeps the Kings head coaching job long term. With the up-tempo offence that the Kings management seems to want to implement, a name like Mike DAntoni comes to mind as a possible long-term replacement. On the other hand, given how quickly Michael Malone was relieved of his head coaching duties, I suspect there will be a carousel of coaches until Kings management find a coach who is willing to concede to any and all management wishes regarding style of play. Managements level of involvement in how the coaching staff operates is a fine line, and the Kings ownership and management need to pay close attention to that going forward. Watson: After hiring Malone in the summer - before hiring a General Manager and firing him this early in the season - Kings owner Vivek Ranadive is slowly evolving into the Indian James Dolan. Ranadive has said he believes Corbin can take this team to the playoffs, but he spoke glowingly about Malone as well. There are far more experienced coaches available and someone who will bend to ownerships desires. Corbin is living on borrowed time. The early season MVP race is full of point guards. Who are the Top Five PGs in The Association right now? Strickland: After what could be a shape shifting move of Seismic proportion with the trade of Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, there are absolutely no nights off in the West for point guards. Its no cakewalk in the East, either. Respect due to the aforementioned Rondo as well as Tony Parker, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Ty Lawson and Damian Lillard, but the Top Five floor generals in the Association currently are Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, John Wall, Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley. Francois: In my opinion, the Top Five point guards in the NBA right now are: 1) Stephen Curry 2) John Wall 3) Chris Paul 4) Damian Lillard 5) Russell Westbrook Watson: My top five offence initiators right now, are Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker. The Atlanta Hawks: Are They For Real? Strickland: Indeed. Spurs East Lite. While they are still perhaps one quality big man back-up and shooter off the bench away, former San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer helms a club of solid, unselfish veteran players who lead the NBA in assists. The return of former All-Star centre, the multi-talented Al Horford, bolsters a squad with an 18-7 record, only 1.5 games behind the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors. The Hawks also sport an All-Star power forward currently third in steals as well as being the best deal in the NBA in one Paul Milsap. Throw in underrated glue guys in DeMarre Carroll and Thabo Sefalosha, improving youngsters Dennis Schroder and Shelvin Mark, marksmen Kyle Korver and Mike Scott and, of course, the movie 300s Leonidas stunt double, Pero Antic. THIS IS ATLANTA!!! Francois: The Atlanta Hawks are for real in the Eastern Conference. They have a handful of impressive wins against Eastern Conference opponents, but the majority of those games have been ones the Hawks expect to win. To this point, the Hawks have only played one elite Western Conference team, the Spurs, and the Hawks lost in a tight road game (94-92). I dont believe well be able to get a feel for what this Atlanta team is all about until they have played some higher-level competition, which they have coming up over the next couple of weeks. Watson: Over their last 15 games, the Hawks have gone 13-2, defeating Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Denver, among others. They are for real and a team in the East not to be taken lightly. Atlanta is a top-10 defensive squad, yet are eloquent on offence, moving the ball with precision where they rank second in the league in assists. Dont sleep on them. Follow them on twitter: Will Strickland @WallStrizzle1, Duane Watson @duanewatson and Sean Francois @seanfrancois Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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