So far, so good for Team Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship. The team that many considered the favorite to win gold at this tournament has so far not fallen below expectations as they are a perfect 3-0 after three contests, but with perhaps the toughest match of the preliminary round taking place tomorrow vs. Russia.
One player that has chipped in some offense so far at this tournament is forward Jonathan Drouin, who plays for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL and is considered a top prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft. Through three games, Drouin has potted one goal and added two assists while sporting a +4 rating for Canada.
Goaltender Malcolm Subban hadn't received glowing reviews through the first two games of this WJC, but he showed in today's game vs. the USA that he is more than capable of handling the great pressure that always falls on the shoulders of the Canadian goaltenders. Subban has played all 180 minutes for Canada so far, turning in a 2.33 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Drouin and Subban provided brief comments to the media following Canada's tight 2-1 win over Team USA, some of which is captured in this HF video.
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