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By: Tom Calautti | Follow me on Twitter @TCalauttis and Linktree

Team Canada took on Finland this morning in the second game of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. The score just recently went final as the Canadians prevailed 5-2, with the empty net goal coming off the stick of Bruins rookie Matt Poitras.

Poitras’ first point of the tournament came on an empty net goal that put Canada up 4-2 with under three minutes remaining in the contest. Despite the goal being of the empty net variety, Poitras made a great play by dragging his left skate along the offensive blueline for as long as physically possible while waiting on a pass from Connor Geekie (brother of current Bruins Morgan Geekie) before burying the puck in the back of the net.

Team Canada’s next game will be exciting for Bruins fans, as Poitras will suit up against Latvia and fellow Bruins prospect Dans Locmelis. The game can be watched on ESPN+ tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.