Monday, December 31, 2012

Oilers Update - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins vs Nail Yakupov

 In just a few moments it's Canada vs Russia in the World Junior Championships in Ufa Russia.    Canada's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will go head-to-head against fellow NHL teammate Nail Yakupov of Russia.  The winning nation will take a strangle hold of first place in Group B and will be granted a bye to the semi-finals.

Burnaby BC native, Nugent-Hopkins leads the tournament with 8 points in just 3 games which includes 3 goals and 5 assists - his latest goal came versus the US when Canada edged the Americans by a score of 2-1 yesterday.  At the other end, Nail Yakupov has 4 points in 3 games.  The Russian captain managed to score his first goal of the tournament when his club manhandled the Germans 7-0 two nights ago.

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