Leads Mean Little, Goalies Shine on Day One of World Juniors (Video)

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The first day of the IIHF World Junior Championship gave us a ton of free hockey. Two of the four games went into overtime and then to a shoot out. Goalies for The United States, Denmark and Finland all stuck out making amazing saves to keep their teams in games. The first day of the tournament brought some great hockey.

Denmark vs Russia

Denmark has never won a game in World Junior play. Their first game of this years tournament was against Russia and as you guessed it, they were considered the clear underdog team, however, Denmark had other plans. An early power play goal by Oliver Bjorkstrand gave the team a 1-0 lead. Two minutes later on another power play, Nikolaj Ehlers gave his team a 2-0 lead. However, the most dangerous thing in hockey is a 2 goal lead. Russia cut the lead in half on a goal by Nikolay Goldobin. Then in the third Russia tied the game on a goal by Maxim Mamin. In overtime Denmark Goalie George Sorensen made a beautiful save that kept his team in the game.

In the shootout, Denmark missed all of their shots while Russia netted all of theirs giving them a 3-2 win. Denmark is still looking for their first win in World Junior play they take on Sweden in their next game.

Next: USA Vs Finland