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The Hype: The story at the beginning was Canada's drive for five straight World Junior titles and to set a record for consecutive championships. The offense was expected to come from John Tavares and Cody Hodgson, Eberle was expected to contribute offensively, but was part of a group of players Canada would rely on during the tournament.
Entering the Christmas camp, there was no certainty Eberle would play on a top line.
The Results: The final is barely remembered, as the semifinal game between Canada and Russia features what might be the most famous goal in Canadian hockey history. The Russians proved a worthy opponent during the semifinal and the Canadians were down a goal as the clock ran toward zero.
With mere seconds left and the Canadian goalie on the bench, the puck was saved from going outside the zone, passed to Jordan Eberle, who deftly deked the goalie and scored, tying the game. Eberle finished 6-7-13 in six games during the tournament.
What it Led To: Canada would win the game in a shootout, win the gold medal for the fifth straight time and Jordan Eberle would be back the following season for more heroics. He is now playing in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers and having a successful career.