Jake Oettinger stopped 37 shots, and Riley Tufte scored one goal as the USA defeated Finland, 4-3, and Fredrik Karlstrom scored one goal in Sweden’s 7-4 loss to Canada Friday at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan. Here’s an update on Dallas prospects in Friday’s games.
Jake Oettinger, G, USA (1st round/26th overall 2017): Oettinger stopped 37 of 40 shots in the USA’s 4-3 win over Finland. Friday’s game was the busiest Oettinger has been at the WJSS as the USA was outshot 40-21 by the Finns. Outside of the number of shots, not much changed for Oettinger. He showed the same composure and economy of movement he always does in net. He came up with several nice saves, and a couple of the goals against were tough, one on a deflection off traffic and another on a wide-open look from close range. Oettinger is 2-0-0 at the WJSS with a 2.38 goals against average and .920 save percentage. He’s stopped 69 of 75 shots in just under 151 minutes of playing time.
Riley Tufte, LW, USA (1st round/25th overall 2016): Tufte scored one goal for the USA on Friday, tying the game 3-3 in the third period. After Ryan Poehling created a chance off the rush, Tufte got to the loose puck and scored from close range for his second goal at the WJSS.
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Tufte had two shots on goal and two penalty minutes. He continued to see power play time for the USA. Tufte has four points (two goals, two assists) in five games at the WJSS.
Fredrik Karlstrom, C, Sweden (3rd round/90th overall 2016): Karlstrom scored one goal in Sweden’s 7-4 loss to Canada on Friday. Karlstrom set up Jesper Bratt on a breakaway, followed the play to the net and scored on the rebound to put Sweden up 4-3 early in the third period.
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Karlstrom had three shots on goal to go along with his goal in the game. He played right wing on Friday and has now played all three forward positions during the WJSS. He also continued to see power play time. Karlstrom leads Sweden in scoring with five points (two goals, three assists) in four games.
The World Junior Summer Showcase concludes Saturday with two more games. Sweden plays Finland at 3 p.m. (CT) and the USA takes on Canada at 6 p.m. (CT). Both games are on NHL Network.
Stars Prospects Stats
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