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World Junior Recap: Mattias Samuelsson and Team USA cruise on day three

Russia and USA are victorious on day three of the 2019 World Juniors

CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images

It was a light day on day three of the 2019 U20 World Juniors. Only two games were on the schedule, both of them featured a Sabres prospect. Matej Pekar was in action for the Czech Republic and Mattias Samuelsson for Team USA.

Day Three Game Recaps

Czech Republic (1-0-0) vs Russia (1-0-0) | Group A

Final: Russia 2, Czech Republic 1

Russia Goal Scorers: Artyom Galimov and Nikolai Kovalenko (Avalanche)

Czech Republic Goal Scorers: Jachym Kondelik (Predators)

USA (1-0-0) vs Kazakhstan (0-1-0) | Group B

Final: USA 8, Kazakhstan 2

USA Goal Scorers: Joel Farabee (3) (Flyers), Oliver Wahlstrom (Islanders), Sasha Chmelevski (Sharks), Ryan Poehling (Canadiens), Tyler Madden (Canucks), and Josh Norris (Senators)

Kazakhstan Goal Scorers: Andrei Buyalski and Dmitri Mitenkov

Sabres Prospects Update

Pekar played 11:14 for the Czech’s and recorded one shot. He played his normal physical style throughout the game and lived up to his reputation as a pest to the opponent. Beyond that, Pekar, didn’t do a lot that caught your attention in a lesser role with the Czech’s.

Samuelsson played 19:02 for the American squad and had two shots. There wasn’t much to note in his game on a pretty easy night for Team USA against an inferior opponent. We’ll see how things go tonight when they match up against Sweden.

Standings

Group A

1. Canada | 2-0-0 | 6 PTS

2. Russia | 2-0-0 | 6 PTS

3. Czech Republic | 1-1-0 | 2 PTS (overtime win)

4. Switzerland | 0-1-1 | 1 PTS

5. Denmark | 0-2-0 | 0 PTS

Group B

1. USA | 2-0-0 | 6 PTS

2. Sweden | 2-0-0 | 6 PTS

3. Finland | 1-1-0 | 3 PTS

4. Slovakia | 0-2-0 | 0 PTS

5. Kazakhstan | 0-2-0 | 0 PTS

Today’s Games

Denmark (0-2-0) vs Switzerland (0-1-1) | Group A | 4:00 PM EST

Slovakia (0-2-0) vs Finland (1-1-0) | Group B | 6:30 PM EST

Canada (2-0-0) vs Czech Republic (1-1-0) | Group A | 8:00 PM EST

Sweden (2-0-0) vs USA (2-0-0) | Group B | 10:30 PM EST