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McDavids tournament was almost derailed before it even began, as he entered training camp nursing a broken hand he sustained during a fight in early November. However, Canadas top eligible draft prospect attended camp, made the squad and flourished once the games began. However, the immediate impact for Canada came courtesy of another line: the trio of Max Domi, Anthony Duclair and Sam Reinhart. A blend of vision, hustle and finish, the line clicked immediately and posted a combined 19 points in the preliminary round. Comprised of three 19-year-olds - two with NHL experience - the line took the pressure off McDavid as Canada cruised to a 4-0, first-place finish in its group. The only true test of the opening round came from yet another New Years Eve classic against the United States. Canada looked to have matters in hand after a 60th-minute empty netter from Reinhart but the Americans surprised with a response to cut the lead back to one goal with 42 seconds remaining. Canada endured and Domi sealed a 5-3 win with another empty net goal with just four seconds left. Winning the group proved fortuitous for Canada. First place in Group A earned them a quarter-final date with the upstart Danish team and the Group B standings set up a pair of grudge matches on the opposite side of the playoff bracket. The Americans drew Russia in the quarters, while Sweden drew its arch-rivals from Finland. After an 8-0 handling of the Danes, Canada earned a semifinal date against another surprise success: Slovakia. Canadas 5-1 victory in the semis may indicate a one-sided affair, but Slovakian keeper Denis Godla earned the admiration of the Air Canada Centre crowd, which serenaded him with chants of Goalie! Goalie! after the Player of the Game Award was handed to one of his teammates. The media, too, recognized Godla as both a tournament All-Star and the World Junior MVP as he backstopped Slovakia to a bronze medal. Canada went on to face Russia for gold and stunned netminder Ilya Shestyorkin by scoring on two of their first three shots of the game. He was immediately pulled, but Canada kept the pressure on, widening their lead to 5-1 just past the games halfway mark. Russia put a scare into the Canadian team, though, scoring three times in just over three minutes late in the second and sending the game to the second intermission at 5-4. Canada withstood 20 minutes of pressure from their long-time foes, but kept the door shut and earned a 5-4 victory, snapping its medal drought at two tournaments and its golden drought at six. Four Canadians were selected to the six-man All-Star team, highlighted by Domi, who was also named the top forward by the tournaments directorate. Group A COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Canada 4 4 0 0 0 21 4 12 United States 4 2 1 0 1 14 6 8 Slovakia 4 2 0 0 2 7 14 6 Finland 4 1 0 1 2 5 8 4 Germany 4 0 0 0 4 2 17 0 Group B COUNTRY GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 18 6 12 Czech Rep. 4 1 1 0 2 12 14 5 Russia 4 1 1 0 2 13 9 5 Denmark 4 0 1 2 1 10 15 4 Switzerland 4 1 0 1 2 9 18 4 MEDAL GAMES Gold - Canada 5, Russia 4 Bronze - Slovakia 4, Sweden 2 Team Canada Roster (GP - G - A - Pts) Sam Reinhart (7 - 5 - 6 - 11) Nic Petan (7 - 4 - 7 - 11) Connor McDavid (7 - 3 - 8 - 11) Max Domi (7 - 5 - 5 - 10) Curtis Lazar (7 - 5 - 4 - 9) Anthony Duclair (7 - 4 - 4 - 8) Robby Fabbri (5 - 2 - 4 - 6) Brayden Point (7 - 2 - 2 - 4) Jake Virtanen (7 - 1 - 3 - 4) Josh Morrissey (7 - 1 - 3 - 4) Madison Bowey (7 - 1- 3 - 4) Nick Paul (7 - 3 - 0 - 3) Lawson Crouse (7 - 1 - 2 - 3) Joe Hicketts (7 - 0 - 3 - 3) Shea Theodore (7 - 1 - 1 - 2) Nick Ritchie (7 - 1 - 0 - 1) Frederik Gauthier (7 - 0 - 1 - 1) Darnell Nurse (7 - 0 - 1 - 1) Dillon Heatherington (7 - 0 - 0 - 0) Samuel Morin (7 - 0 - 0 - 0) Team Canada Goaltending (W-L-OT - GAA - SO) Zachary Fucale (5-0-0 - 1.20 - 2) Eric Comrie (2-0-0 - 1.50 - 1) Tournament All-Stars G - Denis Godla (SVK) F - Max Domi (CAN) D - Gustav Forsling (SWE) F - Connor McDavid (CAN) D - Josh Morrissey (CAN) F - Sam Reinhart (CAN) Top Scorers PLAYER GP G A P Sam Reinhart (CAN) 7 5 6 11 Nic Petan (CAN) 7 4 7 11 Connor McDavid (CAN) 7 3 8 11 Max Domi (CAN) 7 5 5 10 William Nylander (SWE) 7 3 7 10 Dale Ellis Jersey .com) - Manchester City will face a steep test in the Champions League knockout stage as the English champions were drawn with Barcelona on Monday. Derrick McKey Jersey . The Jays responded to the three-spot Detroit placed on Casey Janssen the evening before with an attack on the Tigers Achilles Heel, its bullpen, tying the game in the ninth and winning the game in the 10th. The result absolved Marcus Stroman, brilliant once again, of a tough luck loss while at the same time robbing Max Scherzer, brilliant once again, of a deserved win.Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal, last years runner-up David Ferrer and Wimbledon titlist Andy Murray were a trio of fourth-round winners Monday at the French Open. The world No. 1 Nadal improved to a remarkable 63-1 lifetime at Roland Garros by crushing Serb Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-2, 6-1 on Court Chatrier. The lopsided affair saw the ruthless Spanish great assume set leads of 5-0, 4-0 and 5-0 on Day 9 of the clay court fortnight. "I played with no mistakes and having the control with the backhand, with the forehand from the baseline," Nadal said. "Sure, you never know whats better, but in theory, the theory says that its better win like this than win longer matches." The 13-time major champion Nadal is trying to become the first man to capture five straight French Open championships. Music superstar Prince was in attendance Monday, nearly hidden in the stands, sitting in the very back row of the presidential box at Chatrier clutching a shiny cane. When the Nadal match ended, Prince rose to leave then paused and paid his respects by applauding. The fifth-seeded Ferrer, meanwhile, had a hiccup in the fourth set in an otherwise routine 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 victory over 19th-seeded former University of Illinois standout Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Ferrer will now appear in his 10th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal. He reached his first and only Grand Slam finall here a year ago before getting whipped by his fellow countryman Nadal in an all-Spanish title tilt. Custom Seattle Supersonics Jerseys. . The two will meet in a rematch of that match in a quarterfinal on Wednesday. Nadal, who will turn 28 on Tuesday, is 21-6 lifetime against the 32-year-old Ferrer, including 3-0 at Roland Garros. Ferrer, however, upset Nadal on some red clay in Monte Carlo back in April. "I look forward to playing against David (Ferrer), it is going to be a very difficult match," said Nadal. The seventh-seeded Murray, seeking a trip into only his second-ever French Open semifinal, humbled 24th-seeded Spanish left-hander Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) on Court Lenglen. The British star improved to 10-1 lifetime against the hard-hitting Verdasco in reaching his 13th straight Grand Slam quarterfinal. Murrays quarterfinal opponent will be 23rd-seeded French crowd favorite Gael Monfils, who cruised past Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. The 2008 semifinalist Monfils is now into his fourth career Roland Garros quarter. The quarterfinals will commence Tuesday when second-seeded 2012 runner-up Novak Djokovic takes on eighth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic and sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych encounters 18th-seeded Latvian Ernests Gulbis. The former world No. 1 and six-time major champion Djokovic still needs a French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam. ' ' '
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