Pair scores as Nats roll; Lazorenko says size doesn't matter

Tyler Ennis scored his second goal of the tournament to go along with two assists as Canada destroyed Kazakhstan at the World Junior Championships, 15-0. Ennis' linemate Jamie Benn notched a hat trick to lead all scorers. Canada scored eight times on the power play, helping push their two-game goal total to 23. Defenseman Tyler Myers scored Canada's final goal on the power play, and is sure to take some heat for getting dumped in a corner by Kazakh stumper, Mikhail Lazorenko. Carrying the puck beneath his goal line to his goalie's left, the 6'7 Myers went to spin back towards his net and was met by a thundering check of the 5'4 forechecker that not only sent him down on his duff, but also knocked him clean off the puck.
Hey, hits happen. Worth noting is the inspired early effort by exhausted Kazakhstan netminder Andrei Yankov, who showed good reflexes and a sharp glove while stopping 35 of 44 shots over two periods of play. Canada moves on to face Germany on Monday.
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Monday, December 29, 2008 ×

Wow!!

there is no way a guy that is 6-8 getting drilled from a guy 5-4. No way.

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Monday, December 29, 2008 ×

I don't think he was "drilled." He was hit at a very precise moment where he was slouched even lower than the guy that hit him, and the second he turned around the guy was there to knock him off the puck. Even a guy with perfect balance would have fallen on his ass from that hit. I think it was his lack of awareness on that play that caused him to basically get "bumped" to the ice. It was like a "CHARA FALL DOWN" moment. Had a bigger guy hit him, you'd he seeing a hit similar to Mike Fisher on Tim Connolly. He was not in position to be taking any hits. (I'm basically saying all this to convince myself he's no woose).

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 ×

he's no wuss***

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