Notes and quotes from the preliminary round of the 2013 World Juniors
Team Sweden is sporting the best power-play, coming in at 35.71%, while the USA tops penalty killing units at 88.24%. Interestingly enough, no team has been on the power-play more than Sweden and only Russia has been shorthanded less than the USA.
Despite having allowed the most goals against in the tournament, Germany (26 GA) and Latvia (21) do not sport the worst save percentages, which are had by Slovakia (.835) and Finland (.844). And therein lies perhaps the key explanation as to why these two nations, despite each having gained points against two teams in the preliminary round, find themselves in the relegation round.… read more