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August 13, 2022

The top highlights from Day 4 at the World Juniors

A light slate on the schedule at the 2022 World Juniors on Friday didn’t make for a shortage of highlights.

Not with Sweden on the calendar.

Emil Andrae, the captain and Philadelphia Flyers prospect, registered two goals and an assist to help Sweden cruise to a 6-0 victory over Austria. Isak Rosen (Buffalo Sabres) and Fabian Lysell (Boston Bruins) chipped in with a goal and an assist apiece, and Oskar Olausson (Colorado Avalanche) was a standout in distributing three assists. Calle Clang, who was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (No. 77) in 2020, made 14 saves for the shutout.

There was a bit more tension for Slovakia on Friday in World Juniors action. Avalanche prospect Matej Kaslik scored the deciding goal in the shootout to help Slovakia edge Latvia 2-1 in Group A action. Adam Sykora (New York Rangers) placed his entry for goal-of-the-tournament in the win.

Here’s a look at the plays that captivated FCHockey scouts from Day 4 at the World Juniors:

Adam Sykora – Slovakia

It doesn’t get any better than this. Sykora, picked in the second round (No. 63) of the 2022 draft by the Rangers, teamed up with Jakub Demek (Vegas Golden Knights). The 17-year-old Sykora dangled his defender coming off the boards and moved the puck over to Demek. Demek quickly fired a return pass onto the tape of Sykora, who made no mistake in deflecting the puck by sprawling Latvia goaltender Bruno Bruveris.

“It was a nice goal and maybe one of the best of my career!” Sykora said, according to the IIHF website. “I just had the puck and I passed to my teammate. I expected he would shoot a one-timer. But he gave it back and I scored. So an incredible goal for me, and I’m really thankful to Jacob Demek that he passed it back to me.”

Fabian Lysell – Sweden

Like short-side snipes? Lysell, the No. 21 pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, has a heck of a deal for you. Skating along the goal line, the right-shot forward lifted a perfectly-place shot over the shoulder and by the head of downed  Austrian starter Sebastian Wraneschitz on the power play midway through the third period to give Sweden a 5-0 lead. The goal came just a couple minutes after Lysell was denied on a penalty shot.

Isak Rosen – Sweden

After Lysell, there was Rosen — in more ways than one. Rosen gave Sweden some much-needed breathing room early in the second period against Latvia, one-timing an incredible cross-ice feed from Lysell by Wraneschitz on the power play. Rosen slid down from the point all the way to the bottom of the circle to facilitate the one-time blast for his second goal of the World Juniors.


DAY 1: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 1 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
DAY 2: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 2 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
Day 3: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 3 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS
Day 4: THE TOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM DAY 4 AT THE WORLD JUNIORS


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