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Tarasenko Claims Gold at World Juniors

Blues prospect had one goal, one assist in Wednesday's Gold Medal Game

Wednesday, 01.05.2011 / 8:55 PM / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Tarasenko Claims Gold at World Juniors
Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist in the third period Wednesday to lead Russia to a 5-3 win over Canada in the Gold Medal Game at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships.

Down 3-0 after two periods, Russia stormed back in the third period with five unanswered goals to defeat Canada and claim their first gold medal since 2003.

Tarasenko, who was drafted by the Blues in the first round (16th overall) in 2010, finished the World Juniors tournament with 4 goals and 7 assists (11 points) in 7 games. He finished second overall in tournament scoring.

Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz, who suffered a broken ankle on Dec. 28, received a silver medal with Team Canada.

Schwartz had one goal and two assists in two tournament appearances. He was drafted by the Blues in the first round (14th overall) in 2010.

The World Junior Championships began Dec. 26 and were held at HSBC Arena in Buffalo. Many of the players, all under age 20, have been drafted by NHL teams.

In addition to Tarasenko and Schwartz, Blues prospect Sebastian Wannstrom (second round, 44th overall in 2010) played for Team Sweden, scoring 2 goals and 3 assists in 6 games. Sweden lost to Team USA in the Bronze Medal game earlier Wednesday.

 Tournament Stats
 Player Position Team GP G A P +/- PIM
 Jaden Schwartz* Forward Canada 2 1 2 3 -1 0
 Vladimir Tarasenko Forward Russia 7 4 7 11 +8 2
 Sebastian Wannstrom Forward Sweden 6 2 3 5 +1 2

*Schwartz played just two games due to a broken ankle suffered on Dec. 28.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 32 20 17 19 37
K. Shattenkirk 32 5 23 14 28
J. Schwartz 31 11 16 10 27
J. Lehtera 31 8 17 14 25
A. Steen 30 8 13 0 21
A. Pietrangelo 32 3 16 -10 19
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P. Stastny 24 7 6 -1 13
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J. Allen 11 3 1 .908 2.47

 
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