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Sabres goaltending prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Team Finland lost its opening game at the IIHF World Junior Championship, 2-1, on Wednesday night in British Columbia. But Luukkonen made 28 stops, including several of the spectacular variety, to keep Finland in the Group B game. Defenseman Erik Brannstrom (Vegas) had both goals for the Swedes. Luukkonen ca…

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A year after taking center stage in Buffalo, the World Junior Championship is set to begin Wednesday in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The Sabres are represented by four prospects: defenseman Mattias Samuelsson (United States), goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Finland), defenseman Oskari Laaksonen (Finland) and center Matej Pekar (Czech Republic). NHL Network …

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Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, the Swede whom the Sabres are expected to take with the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft on June 22, has earned a two-game suspension from the International Ice Hockey Federation for his actions during the medal ceremony at the World Junior Championship held Jan. 5 in KeyBank Center. After Sweden's loss to Canada in the gold medal game, Dahlin was o…

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Canada didn’t get its revenge against the Americans, but that doesn’t make the team’s World Junior Championship victory any less sweet. Tyler Steenbergen scored the go-ahead goal with one minute and 40 seconds remaining in the third as the Canadians bested Sweden, 3-1, to win the World Juniors title a year after dramatically falling to the U.S. in the shootout of the 20…

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The U.S., reeling from an upset loss to Slovakia Thursday night, rallied to beat archrival Canada, 4-3, in a shootout in the first outdoor game in the history of hockey's World Junior Championship Friday at New Era Field. After the game, the reaction was swift from fans of both teams on social media. https://buffalonews.com/2017/12/29/u-s-writes-a-snow-globe-storyboo…

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Casey Mittelstadt is making plenty of friends in Buffalo, but even his heroics couldn't save Team USA from a 3-2 upset loss to Slovakia in the preliminary round of the World Junior Championship. It appeared Mittelstadt single-handily halted disaster with a highlight reel equalizer after Slovakia took a 2-1 lead in the final five minutes of the third. It turns out, he ju…

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One KeyBank Center worker earned his pay during the Czech Republic vs. Sweden World Junior Championship game Thursday. He faced an onslaught of warmup shots from the Czechs while fixing an issue from inside the goal. The first attempt whizzed right past his head. Even after turning the goal sideways, he was still struck by a puck. https://twitter.com/aj_ranger/status…

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Alex Nylander showed why they call him the Snipe Show in Sweden's 3-1 win against Czech Republic in the World Junior Championship Thursday. The Buffalo Sabres prospect capitalized on a power play opportunity early in the third period with a laser from inside the left dot to the top right corner. The puck snuck through a pair of Czech sticks and hit the top corner with s…