(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson and Axel Holmstrom, Sweden

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Gabriel Carlsson and Linus Soderstrom - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden goaltender and New York Islanders prospect Linus Soderstrom stops one of the 17 shots he faced in Sweden’s 6-0 win over Slovakia at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Sweden was hoping for a chance to settle a score with host Finland at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, and their wish has come true after the Swedes earned a semi-final berth with a 6-0 win over Slovakia in a quarterfinal game at Helsinki Ice Hall. Read more»

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: Rasmus Asplund and Andreas Englund, Sweden

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Andreas Englund - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden defenseman and Ottawa Senators prospect Andreas Englund has scored one goal in 24 SHL games for Drjugarden IF in 2015-16 (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Given their status as the host country and the fact that the team has been an offensive powerhouse so far at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, the Finnish squad has received a great deal of attention from media and fans alike at this tournament. But the best squad overall through the preliminary round was Team Sweden, who posted a 4-0-0-0 record in a Group A that included Canada and the USA. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Anton Karlsson and Marcus Pettersson, Sweden

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Anton Karlsson - Team Sweden - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Sweden forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Anton Karlsson celebrates his goal in his country’s 5-2 win over Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Sweden ran the table in Group A at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning all four of their preliminary round games to finish as the top seed for the playoff round. The Swedes completed their sweep on New Year’s Eve with a 5-2 win over Canada, the second loss suffered by the defending champions at this tournament. 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»

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