2014 WJC Podcast: Canada builds momentum entering quarterfinal contest against Switzerland

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Zach Fucale - Team Canada

Photo: Halifax Mooseheads goaltender and Montreal Canadiens prospect Zach Fucale took over in goal for Canada in the third game of the 2014 WJC, and helped the team land a top seed for the playoff round (courtesy of Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

After suffering an upset loss in the second game of the preliminary round at the 2014 World Junior Championship, Team Canada won the final two games of that round to take the top seeding in Group A. That top seeding has led the team to a date in the quarterfinals with Switzerland.

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2014 WJC Video: Curtis Lazar and Griffin Reinhart, Canada

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Curtis Lazar - Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo: Edmonton Oil Kings forward and Ottawa Senators prospect Curtis Lazar is having a good season in Edmonton, notching 21 goals and 16 assists in 27 games while sporting a +22 rating (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

After suffering a surprising loss to the Czech Republic in the second game of the preliminary round, Canada circled the wagons and gutted out a pair of wins, over Slovakia and the USA, to take the top seed in Group A at the 2014 World Junior Championship.

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2014 WJC Video: Markus Eisenschmid and Fabio Wagner, Germany

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Fabio Wagner - Team Germany

Photo: EV Landshut defenseman is competing in his first U20 World Junior Championship for Germany (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Heading into their fourth and final match of the 2014 World Junior Championship's preliminary round, Germany needed to reverse their trend of the first three games in which they surrendered copious amounts of goals to the opposition. And reverse it they did, as the Germans notched a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic to at least give themselves a shot at avoiding the relegation round.

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2014 WJC Podcast: The story so far from Malmo

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2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, Malmo, Sweden

Photo: The host country for the 2014 World Junior Championship, Sweden, has performed well so far at this WJC, going undefeated in three games including a 5-3 win over Switzerland on opening night (courtesy of LUDVIG THUNMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It has been an interesting 2014 World Junior Championship so far, with one major upset plus a fair amont of offense being generated, albeit with a couple of teams proving to be far more generous than most of the field competing in Malmo, Sweden.

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2014 WJC Video: Sam Reinhart, Canada

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Sam Reinhart - Kootenay Ice

Photo: Kootenay Ice captain and 2014 draft prospect Sam Reinhart is one of two players on Canada’s 2014 WJC roster that is eligible for this year’s NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

While most of the Team Canada squad taking part in the 2014 World Junior Championship is made up of players drafted by NHL clubs, there is a couple of exceptions on this year's roster. One of those exceptions is forward Sam Reinhart, who plays for the Kootenay Ice of the WHL.

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