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Nugent-Hopkins scores in win over USA

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm •  Published: December 30, 2012

Barons center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a goal in Canada’s 2-1 win over the United States Sunday at the world junior championships in Russia.

Nugent-Hopkins and Ryan Strome scored first-period goals which stood up when Canada goaltender Malcolm Subban stopped 36 of 37 USA’s shots. Team USA outshot Canada 37-34.

The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2011 NHL draft, Nugent-Hopkins, who scored 20 points in 19 games with the Barons before leaving for the world juniors that continues through the first week of January, leads the tournament with eight points.

Nugent-Hopkins scored five points in Canada’s opener against Germany and two points in a win over Slovakia.

Canada plays Russia on Monday at 8 a.m. CDT. The game will be televised on the NHL Network.


by Michael Baldwin
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Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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