So far in the 2018 World Junior Championship, Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby has been an early surprise for Team Sweden.
On Tuesday, Jonsson-Fjällby led Sweden in shots (5) and landed a massive hit on Belarus defenseman Vladislav Martynyuk. Today, Jonsson-Fjällby added to his highlight reel with a beautiful first period assist in Sweden’s 3-1 win over Czech Republic.
The play started with a zone entry by forward Glenn Gustafsson. After receiving the puck, Jonsson-Fjällby deked around Czech defenseman Filip Král.
Jonsson-Fjällby carried the puck behind the goal before finding forward Marcus Davidsson out front. Davidsson went top shelf and buried the puck past Czech goaltender Jakub Škarek’s left shoulder.
Jonsson-Fjällby’s flow is looking 💯 today.
The play was briefly reviewed for goaltender interference, but was ruled a good goal and gave Sweden an early 1-0 lead.
Sweden would go on to defeat the Czech Republic 3-1.
Jonsson-Fjällby has spent most of his time on Sweden’s fourth line so far and has been good defensively. The prospect forward was used in a shutdown role as the Czech Republic tried to score in the final minute of Thursday’s game.
Axel Jonsson Fjällby is on the fourth line for Team Sweden in the World Juniors tonight. pic.twitter.com/mhYTSwQiRF
— Taddson (@taddson) December 28, 2017
Jonsson-Fjällby received 12:12 of ice time against the Czechs.
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