2016 World Junior Championship: Playoff and Relegation Round previews

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Ryan Hitchcock, Alex Nedeljkovic, Scott Eansor and Anders Bjork - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA had just one blemish in their four preliminary round games at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with their quarterfinal match placing them up against the Czech Republic (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The playoff round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship begins tomorrow with the quarterfinal matchups featuring the non-relegated teams from Group A and Group B, although the first relegation game in the best-of-three series will also take place. The games will take place at Helsinki Ice Hall and Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Ryan Donato, USA

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Ryan Donato - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA forward and Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Donato has been a productive player in his freshman season at Harvard, posting four goals and nine points in 10 games in 2015-16 (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

While Team USA turned in a stellar offensive effort in their 10-1 win over Switzerland at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, they can’t rest on their laurels as they head into the final day of the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

Prospect Impressions: Strome, Nedeljkovic shine at World Juniors, Myers uses his head

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Dylan Strome - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is once again among the scoring leaders in the OHL, with Strome having posted 16 goals and 53 points in 25 games for the Erie Otters in 2015-16 (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Helsinki, Finland, and there are a number of developing storylines. Dylan Strome and the Canadian squad rebounded following a loss to Alex Nedeljkovic and the United States, and both players find their way in the this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are Louke Oakley and Sergei Mozyakin with a pair of beauties from Europe, while Tyler Myers and Kevin Shattenkirk prevent goals in unique fashion. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: William Lagesson, Sweden

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Linus Soderstrom - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom turns aside one of the 46 shots he faced in his 1-0 shutout of Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The talented collection of forwards and defensemen that Team Sweden brought to the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship overshadowed the goaltenders on that country’s WJC roster, but it was goaltender Linus Soderstrom that won the day in Sweden’s 1-0 win over the USA on Day 3 in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Colin White, USA

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Colin White - Team USA

Photo: Team USA forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Colin White has been an offensive catalyst for Boston College this season, and he also filled that role in the USA’s opening win over Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Richard T. Gagnon/Getty Images)

A deadlocked opening game between continental rivals broke the way of Team USA late in the third period of their 4-2 win over Team Canada on Day 1 of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

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