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PIESTANY, Slovakia -- Goaltender Julio Billia made 21 saves Saturday and Canada blanked the United States 4-0 in the final of th

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PIESTANY, Slovakia -- Goaltender Julio Billia made 21 saves Saturday and Canada blanked the United States 4-0 in the final of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial mens under-18 hockey tournament. Sam Mills Jersey . Its Canadas sixth straight gold medal at the summer event, co-hosted by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Canada looked dominant in a rematch of last years under-18 world championship final, which Canada won 3-2. "When you put the Canadian sweater on, theres a lot of pride," Canada coach Dale Hunter said. "These kids here had a lot of pride at thats what theyre going to bring when the (under-18) world championships come next year." Michael Dal Colle opened the scoring at 3:58 of the first period. Canada took a slashing penalty 30 seconds later, but prevented the United States from capitalizing to get back in the game. From there Canada kept the pressure on the U.S., while Billia took care of what chances the Americans managed to get. "Youre going to get some shots against, and when they were there he was solid," Hunter said of Billia. "He was really good on rebounds and didnt give them a second shot." Jayce Hawryluk made it 2-0 with a second-period goal, then Aaron Ekblad and Brendan Lemieux scored in the third to put the game away. Spencer Watson added three assists to give him a tournament-high 10 points (four goals, six assists). Hunter had praise for Canadas penalty-killing unit, which kept the U.S. scoreless in three opportunities. "There werent a lot of penalties, but they were at key moments of the game," Hunter said. "When you kill them off it gives the rest of the team momentum." Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves but took the loss in goal for the United States. In the bronze-medal game, Lukas Vopelka scored with 1:25 left in regulation as the Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2. Craig Robertson Jersey . 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The victory pushed Montreal into a tie with Detroit for second place in the Atlantic and also leaves the Habs one point shy of Tampa Bay for the division lead. The Lightning recorded a 5-1 blowout win over the Red Wings on Thursday. Max Pacioretty scored the lone goal for the Habs on Thursday, tallying his team-leading 22nd goal of the season with 4:17 left in the third. Pacioretty snapped a shot from above the right circle through the legs of Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and past Henrik Lundqvist for the games only score. The guys played very well, we got pretty lucky out there a few times. Thats part of the game, Price said. Montreal went 3-0 on a recent three-game homestand from Jan. 17-27 before picking up the road win in the Big Apple. The Habs own a 16-5-2 mark at the Bell Centre this season and they will continue this homestand tomorrow afternoon against Arizona. While Sundays starter is unknown for Montreal, Price will get the call today and he is 4-9-3 with a 3.24 goals against average in his career against Washington. Backup Dustin Tokarski notched a victory against the Caps in the only meeting between the clubs thiis season, making 29 saves in a 2-1 shootout win in D. P.J. Williams Jersey. C. on Oct. 9. Despite that setback, Washington has claimed 10 of the past 13 games in this series overall and has won seven in a row at the Bell Centre. Washington halted a four-game slide its last time out, posting a 4-0 win over visiting Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby posted his fifth shutout of the season to help the Caps down the Penguins. Ovechkin, a four-time winner of the Rocket Richard Trophy, has an NHL-best 29 goals this season. The Russian winger is one goal shy of becoming the fifth player in NHL history to record at least 30 goals in each of his first 10 seasons. The other four are Wayne Gretzky, Mike Bossy, Jari Kurri and Mike Gartner. Mike Green tallied a goal and an assist, Eric Fehr also scored and Nicklas Backstrom supplied two assists to help Washington pick up its first win since beating Philadelphia 1-0 on Jan. 14. We stayed diligent. We kept pushing the pace. We kept just hounding the puck, Washington head coach Barry Trotz said. I thought we just had more determination in our game. We actually just made sure we werent going to be outworked. Holtby made 27 saves to earn his 16th career shutout. He is 5-0-1 with a .98 goals against average in his career against Montreal, while backup Justin Peters is 0-2-0 with a 4.22 GAA in three lifetime appearances versus the Habs. Trotz could use both of his goaltenders this weekend, as Washington is scheduled to host the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. 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