Torey Krug ranks second in defenseman scoring at World Championships
A young Bruins fan was spotted in the stands of the USA game in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Thursday, cheering on a Torey Krug goal.
The Bruins representatives at the World Championships have continued to rack up points, but not necessarily wins. Loui Eriksson’s Team Sweden dropped a 6-4 loss to Team Canada on Wednesday despite leading 3-0. Eriksson had two assists in the game, giving him seven points thus far in the tournament. Five players are tied for third place in points with seven, including two Swedish teammates of Eriksson’s. Headed into Friday, Sweden ranked in second place in Group A, one point behind Canada.
Despite the loss to Canada, Sweden grabbed a 4-3 win over Germany on Thursday, although Eriksson did not record any points.
Torey Krug had an eventful game in Team USA’s loss to Team Belarus on Thursday. Krug’s offensive talent has been impressive in the tournament and Thursday was no exception. He showcased his skill, notching a power play goal against the Belarusians in the 5-2 loss.
Belarus, which is in first place in Group B, also robbed Krug of a few golden scoring opportunities.
Team USA currently sits in second place in the group behind Belarus, while they are tied with Finland and Russia. Krug ranks second overall in defenseman scoring in the tournament, notching two goals and three assists in four games. He trails only Sweden’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson (who also plays for the Arizona Coyotes), who has seven points in five games. Team USA plays it’s fifth game of the preliminary round on Friday against Denmark.
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