The Canadians are advancing to the gold-medal game of the 2021 World Junior Championship after defeating Team Russia 5-0 on Monday.
Capitals’ top prospect Connor McMichael scored Canada’s second goal of the game. It was his fourth of the tournament.
Connor McMichael makes it 2-0 for Canada after a nifty pass from Jakob Pelletier 👌 pic.twitter.com/LDR5x99ZvZ
— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) January 4, 2021
McMichael hit paydirt after Jacob Pelletier found him backdoor for a one-timer. The goal gave Canada a commanding lead early in the first period.
Here’s his celly. He was pumped.
— Raine Hernandez (@BringerOfRaine) January 4, 2021
According to Mark Masters, McMichael has scored in every elimination game he’s ever played in.
Connor McMichael has now scored in all five knockout-stage games he's played at the #WorldJuniors
Great work by Dylan Cozens & Jakob Pelletier to set it up
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) January 4, 2021
The prospect also has the third-most shots (22) in the tourney.
Canada will now return to the gold-medal game where they will look to win consecutive WJC titles. They will play the winner of the United States and Finland.
WJC: Canada has held a lead for 338:18 of this tournament; it has been tied for 20:42; it has never trailed.
— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) January 5, 2021
Screenshot courtesy of TSN
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