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WORLD JUNIOR UPDATE: JAN. 2

Wednesday, 01.2.2013 / 3:28 PM ET
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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Mikhail Grigorenko (Photo: IIHF.com)

Wed., January 2
Grigorenko/Makarov: Mikhail Grigorenko had his most dominant performance of the tournament in today’s 4-3 shootout win over Switzerland. The Russians will now face Sweden in the semis on Thursday. Grigorenko scored a second-period goal, assisted on Nikita Kucherov’s game-tying goal with 1:39 left in the third, and also scored once on a pair of shootout attempts. Andrei Vasilevski started for Russia, leaving Andrey Makarov in the backup role.
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NEXT GAME: Russia vs. Sweden (Thurs., 8 a.m. ET, NHL Network)

McCabe: Team USA handed the Czech Republic a 7-0 drubbing on Wednesday, and will now move on to play Canada in Thursday’s semifinals. Jake McCabe assisted on John Gaudreau’s second period goal, and finished the day plus-one. Five of the USA’s goals came on the power play, including all three of Gaudreau’s hat trick markers.
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NEXT GAME: USA vs. Canada (Thurs., 4 a.m. ET, NHL Network)

Armia: Joel Armia’s biggest offensive output of the 2013 WJC came in Finland’s 8-0 win over Germany in a relegation game on Wednesday. Armia capped off Finland’s scoring late in the third on one of his four shots on goal, and also assisted on both of Alexander Barkov’s goals.
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NEXT GAME: Finland vs. Slovakia (Fri., 8 a.m. ET)

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