Habs prospects scoring statistics at the 2014 World Juniors

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Canada

Zachary Fucale
Games Wins Losses OTL Save% GAA Shutouts
5 3 2 0 .902 2.40 0

Game notes:

- Fucale did not start the first game for Canada against Germany.
- Fucale did not start the second game for Canada against the Czech Republic, though he will likely start against Slovakia.
- Finally getting his chance for Canada, Fucale started out a little rough, but settled down as the game went on, making several key saves while securing the win for Canada. His save percentage leaves a lot to be desired, but it should be noted that 2 of the 3 goals he let in were on 5-on-3 powerplays, and the 3rd was 5-on-4. Not allowing any even strength goals is a step up from Paterson.
- Fucale stole the game for Canada versus the USA, being named the player of the game and stopping seemingly endless odd-man rushes. He made 24 saves on 26 shots, including a game-saving breakaway stop versus Connor Carrick. He cemented his position as the #1 goalie for Team Canada during this game, and will start the quarter final game versus Switzerland. Fucale was named player of the game for Canada, with his teammates chanting his name as they went down the tunnel to the dressing room.
- Fucale was once again brilliant in the crease against Switzerland, with the only goal he allowed being an extremely questionable high stick that needed a review. He has solidified the fragile confidence the Canadian team has by coming up with the stops they weren't getting from Paterson.
- The numbers don't do Fucale justice here, as he was once again Canada's best player, making highlight reel stops and keeping the game close for much longer than it should have been. The third goal on him should never have happened, with the officials not blowing the play dead while he had the puck, and you can't really blame him for Teravainen scoring on a penalty shot.
- Fucale made 28 saves on 30 shots during the bronze medal, and stuffed several high scoring chances to keep Canada in the game. Unfortunately he was fooled by a Matt Dumba deflection early in the game, but he closed out the tournament with a strong showing. Fucale is expected to be the starter for Canada next year.

Charles Hudon
Games Goals Assists Points +/- PIM Shots
6 1 1 2 5 0 8

Game notes:

- Hudon wasn't given a lot of ice time against Germany, as it was revealed after the game that he's still suffering from a back injury sustained over a year ago. He does say he is feeling better though.
- Hudon was finally given some ice time against the Czechs, and rewarded the coaching staff with the game tying goal late in the third period. As the game wore on, it seemed like Hudon had locked down his spot on the top line with Jonathan Drouin and Anthony Mantha.
- Hudon was one of Canada's most visible players through two periods, but was interfered with skating towards a loose puck and rammed into the boards, looking like he hurt his right shoulder. He returned to the game but wasn't a major factor.
- Hudon had a relatively quiet game, although he drew a penalty during his limited ice time. He started off the game on the 1st line with Mantha and Drouin, but was dropped almost immediately despite not making any errors. It's most likely that his ice time was limited due to his injury.
- Another quiet game for Hudon had little to do with anything other than Brent Sutter, as he looked very good in the ice that he did see, setting up Mantha for a couple of great opportunities. His whole line was benched for the third period after Drouin gave the puck away in the defensive zone.
- Hudon played very little during the game, with Leier taking over his spot on the top line to absolutely no effect. When he was being used in the third period, he was one of the only Canadian players creating scoring chances, no matter who his linemates were. This tournament will end up being a "what could have been" for Hudon.
- Hudon had his best game in the tournament, setting up Canada's only goal and creating havoc in the offensive zone. He again did not see any PP time, however he was one of Canada's best forwards and put forth a great effort.

Sweden

Sebastian Collberg
Games Goals Assists Points +/- PIM Shots
7 1 5 6 4 8 17

Game notes:

- Collberg left the game against Switzerland early in the first period, but is not injured. It was revealed that he has the flu, and thought he could go, but wasn't up to it. He's questionable for the game against Finland.
- Collberg returned to the lineup after sitting out with the flu, firing four shots on net and grabbing an assist in a win over Finland.
- Collberg broke out against Norway and tied for the team lead in points in the game with three, also scoring his first goal of the tournament. Seeing a goal hit twine should give Collberg some necessary confidence. He's also shooting more and more, which is a great sign.
- Collberg was dynamic in the offensive zone against Russia, setting up the game opening goal by fighting through traffic and sending a slick pass to Andreas Johnson.
- He couldn't get any puck luck, but Collberg was putting shots on goal from scoring areas like crazy. It may have been his best game of the tournament.
- Collberg had a quiet game against Russia, generating just a single shot on the scoresheet, that is until he didn't "properly" shake hands with a Russian player who's hand was covered in blood, which started a fight after Sweden's win.
- Collberg was elbowed in the head early in the game, which had many fans fearing a concussion for the young winger, but he game back in the game and ended up setting up the game tying goal midway through the third period. In the end his production was a little disappointing, with Collberg suffering from the same poor shooting luck as he has in the SHL, but hopefully this is still a springboard to a better second half.

Jacob de la Rose
Games Goals Assists Points +/- PIM Shots
7 3 3 6 2 4 21

Game notes:

- de la Rose played all situations, and on the top line with Filip Forsberg, looking dominant at 18. His two even strength assists set up Sweden's first goal of the tournament, and the third goal.
- Playing with Forsberg and Elias Lindholm, de la Rose had another great game for Sweden, scoring on a big slap shot and shooting four times.
- Another solid game from de la Rose, where he continues to exhibit a physical, 200 foot game. Just one point to show for it, but de la Rose has been mightily impressive.
- After Sweden sat back and gave up a two goal lead, it was de la Rose who came to their rescue with a clutch goal with only 1:22 remaining in the third period to hand Sweden the victory. de la Rose may be Montreal's best prospect in the tournament.
- A tour de force game from de la Rose saw him generating a ton of scoring chances, causing havoc in front of the Slovakian net, drawing penalties, making great defensive plays, and scoring a goal. He looks as close to NHL ready as anyone in the tournament.
- de la Rose also had a quiet game against the Russians, failing to get on the scoreboard for the first time in awhile, though he did fire three shots on net.
- He couldn't get his three shots to make a difference for Sweden, however his defensive play continued to be spectacular. de la Rose had a tournament to remember, and made a name for himself among Habs fans. To be honest, he looked like the most NHL ready prospect the Habs had at the tournament, and he'll be back in the WJC next year to lead the way for Sweden.

Finland

Artturi Lehkonen
Games Goals Assists Points +/- PIM Shots
5 2 2 4 7 2 14

Game notes:

- Lehkonen had a second assist that wasn't counted for some reason, and played a dominant, physical game on Finland's extremely dangerous top line.
- A shooting machine, Lehkonen was held to just 3 shots and no points against the powerful Swedish team.
- Lehkonen was held out of Finland's 4-1 upset of Russia with a minor leg injury.
- Lehkonen missed his second straight game as Finland dropped their matchup with the Swiss.
- Returning in time for the quarterfinals but still obviously injured, Lehkonen only managed two shots and no points, though he was a positive factor for Finland at +2.
- Lehkonen is still playing injured, but was an absolute force for Finland in their 5-1 upset of Canada, scoring the game winning goal to send them to the gold medal game, and was the best penalty killer on a perfect PK for the Finns. He was all world, drawing tons of praise from colour commentator Ray Ferraro all game. Lehkonen's defensive brilliance was a welcome site for a prospect many see as a one-dimensional goal scorer.
- Lehkonen was on the ice for all three of Finland's goals in the gold medal game, assisting on one. Lehkonen didn't score at the rate expected of him in the tournament, possibly due to his ankle injury that required freezing shots in order for him to play, but he surprised Habs fans who viewed him as a "small european" as he crashes the net like Gallagher while being the Finns' best penalty killer. That's a pretty good combo.

Slovakia

Martin Reway
Games Goals Assists Points +/- PIM Shots
5 4 6 10 0 4 18

Game notes:

- Reway produced the most dominant performance of any Montreal Canadiens prospect in the tournament so far, with 4 points being just a drop in the bucket for the Slovak forward, who was a scoring chance machine against Germany.
- After taking a big hit early, Reway had yet another amazing game against a strong American team. Reway fired a whopping 6 shots on net, scoring 2 of Slovakia's 3 goals. This kid is a keeper.
- Reway was easily Slovakia's best player against Canada, creating all three goals with fantastic hockey sense. He was also, shockingly, a physical presence. He wasn't played in defensive situations, but his dynamic offense had Canada on their heels seemingly every shift, he's a scoring chance machine.
- With Slovakia losing 4-1, Reway has now been involved in 6 of the last 7 Slovakian goals with an assist against the Czechs. Reway remains the tournament's top scorer.
- Sweden heavily keyed on Reway all game and seemed to tire him out, but he still had some solid opportunities, though he only recorded a single shot on goal.

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