Throughout NHL Community’s pregame present, Workforce USA’s Trevor Zegras provided some daring ideas throughout his interview with reporter Jill Savage.
“What is going on to be the distinction? What is going on to provide you that slight edge to take this one?” Savage requested him forward of the USA-Canada gold-medal recreation.
“I actually do not assume (Canada’s) been examined with an actual staff but and I believe we’re type of occurring all cylinders proper now,” Zegras responded matter-of-factly. “I believe we’re gonna catch them unexpectedly and I believe we’ll go from there.”
The Individuals did simply that — powered by Zegras.
Within the first interval, he despatched the puck as much as Drew Helleson on the level. The defenseman then put it on web and Alex Turcotte deflected it residence. The aim marked the primary 5-on-5 aim the Canadians have allowed in the whole match.
Then, simply 32 seconds into the second interval, it was the 2019 Geese first-rounder once more — this time with the aim. Arthur Kaliyev despatched the puck deep, and it ought to have wrapped round however as an alternative hit the again pipe on the surface and popped again the best way it got here. Due to that, Canada goalie Devon Levi leaned the flawed approach and Zegras managed to tucked a shot into the web.
Zegras entered the sport tied with Canada’s Dylan Cozens for the match’s scoring lead. He now has 18 factors (seven targets, 11 assists). The help tied him with Jordan Schroeder for many USA profession assists in world juniors historical past (20) and after the aim, tied Schroeder in factors (27).
Earlier than answering the query famous above, Zegras was requested in regards to the Canadians’ excellent 5-on-5 play.
“I actually do not assume this goalie’s been examined 5-on-5 but,” he mentioned relating to Levi.
By means of two intervals, the Individuals had two even-strength targets.