2012 World Junior Championship: Canada Jumps out to a 2-0 Lead.
Midway through the first period in Edmonton, Alta., Canada has already stormed out to a 2-0 lead. Goals from Mark Stone and Brendan Gallagher have given the Canadians the early advantage.
Canada's experience is proving to be a huge advantage over the young Finland team. Finland is particularly young on the backend, and that has cost them early. Canada is winning all of the battles to loose puck and have very little trouble cycling in their own end.
Finland goaltender Christopher Gibson, a second round pick of the Los Angeles Kings, has been busy in the early going, but hasn't been particularly strong thus far.
Joel Armia and Mikael Granlund will have to use their quick strike ability to get their team back in the game. Canada's goaltender, Mark Visentin, can be beat, but Finland will have to put a lot more pressure on him.
Boone Jenner, Jonathan Huberdeau and Matt Puempel have been particularly impressive for team Canada.
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