Which Ten NHL Teams Did The Best at The WJHC In Buffalo ?

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Which Ten NHL Teams Did The Best at The WJHC In Buffalo ?
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The Russian junior team won the gold medal this year at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Buffalo. After losing their first two games of the tournament to Canada and Sweden, they went on a six-game unbeaten run to take it all.

The Russians beat Finland 4-3 in overtime in the quarterfinals and then Sweden 4-3 in a shoot-out in the semifinals.

The Russian team then came back from a 3-0 deficit to Canada in the third period to win the gold medal game 5-3 and become the best U-20 hockey nation in the world.  

NHL draft picks who are still under the age of 20 and have not made it to the big leagues yet are featured every year in this tournament.

It's a good opportunity to see how the best of these young players do in a high-pressured international competition against the rest of the best in the world.

This slideshow is a quick look at the 10 NHL teams whose prospects had the best tournament at the 2010/11 IIHF U-20 hockey championship.      

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