Flames at the World Juniors day two: Karnaukhov, Dube in action

Ari Yanover
December 27 2016 08:47PM

After a busy opening day for Flames prospects at the World Juniors, just two played on the second day.

Pavel Karnaukhov and the Russians rebounded from a 5-3 loss to Team Canada with a 9-1 win over Latvia, while Dillon Dube and the Canadians continued rolling with a 5-0 win over Team Slovakia.

Here's what went down for Karnaukhov and Dube in context of their teams' wins.

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WJC Canada Postgame: Canada takes care of business in dominant showing against Slovakia

Cam Lewis
December 27 2016 08:38PM

Not sure if Team Canada is for real this year? Well, there you go. The Canadians laid an absolute beating on Slovakia Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. They won 5-0, peppering the Slovaks with 44 shots for while surrendering only six against en route to their second win of the tournament. 

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CGD: Canada looks to continue their hot start against Slovakia

Jacob Stoller
December 27 2016 03:00PM

Canada's opening day 5-3 victory over Russia showed us a couple of things. For starters, this year's Team Canada has a real shot at competing. The team is structured well with a team-based approach in their systems and having all five players on the same page while on the ice. The game also displayed the immense skill that Canada possesses. Dylan Strome, Tyson Jost, Matthew Barzal and Pierre Luc Dubois, among others, have the traits to become dominant players for Canada. 

While Canada did pull off a convincing victory over Russia, no indications have been made as to who will be the team's starting goaltender moving forward. Tonight, Connor Ingram will take the reigns from Connor Hart and start between the pipes as Canada faces off against Slovakia.

Puck drop is slated for 8pm ET and you can catch tonight's game and all the World Junior action on TSN.

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FGD 37: A mile high match-up (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
December 27 2016 12:00PM

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After three days off to celebrate Christmas, the Calgary Flames are back in action! And after a relatively easy match-up on Friday against Vancouver, they get another less-taxing game to get their groove back in the form of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are one of the NHL's big shockers, in the sense that they've really struggled this season. In short? It's a winnable game. Playoff teams win games like this one. If the Flames hope to be a playoff team this season, they'll have to grab points from these types of games.

The game kicks off just after 7 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Several Flames have fond World Junior memories

Ryan Pike
December 27 2016 10:00AM

The annual World Junior Championship tournament is a big deal. Several current members of the Calgary Flames cut their teeth in that tournament before making the jump to professional hockey.

Here are their experiences at a glance.

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