World Junior Hockey Championship 2021 Results: Semifinal Scores and Reaction

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It'll be Canada and the United States battling for the World Junior Championship title on Tuesday night in Edmonton, Alberta...
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In the first semifinal game Monday, five different skaters scored for Canada while Devon Levi backstopped them to a 5-0 shutout of Russia. In the second semifinal of the day, Arthur Kaliyev's last-chance goal lifted the U.S. to a 4-3 defeat of Finland after the Finns fought back from a 3-1 third-period deficit.

Notable Performers

Devon Levi, GK, Canada (Northeastern/Florida Panthers): 28-save shutout vs. Russia

Dylan Cozens, F, Canada (Buffalo Sabres): empty-net goal, two assists vs. Russia

Arthur Kaliyev, F, USA (Los Angeles Kings): GW goal, assist vs. Finland

Kasper Simontaival, F, Finland (Los Angeles Kings): two goals vs. USA

How the Finns Handled Trevor Zegras

Entering Monday, Trevor Zegras led all scorers with 15 points, with six goals and nine assists. While Finnish netminder Kari Piiroinen had managed just fine throughout the tournament, with a 2.01 GAA while allowing eight goals and stopping 89 shots, his teammates would need to step up to prevent Zegras from encroaching on the net.

They managed in the first period, sort of. Though Zegras didn't play a role in Alex Turcotte's goal that put the U.S. up 1-0, he was on the ice at the time. Brock Faber and Arthur Kaliyev earned the assists.

John Farinacci potted the go-ahead in the second frame, assisted by Jackson LaCombe.

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Zegras finally got a stick on what would have been the winner, joining forces with Cole Caufield to get the puck to Matthew Boldy at the post for the 3-1 lead, but Finland crawled back to tie the game.

Kaliyev was the hero to send the team to the championship.

Though he had a quieter night Sunday, Zegras still managed to move deeper into the record books by tying Jeremy Roenick for second…
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