Day two of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships is in the books, and the Philadelphia Flyers have yet another prospect making some big plays for his team. On Tuesday it was Carter Hart and German Rubtsov, on Wednesday it was Maksim Sushko.
Sushko’s two-point performance, giving his team a chance to win against Switzerland, was good enough to earn him player of the game honors in the loss.
Late in the first period, the captain got his team back into the game with a goal in front of the net. Sushko was relentless with two rebound jabs and finally beat the Swiss goaltender to make it 1-1 heading into the second frame.
You can see Sushko get into position as his teammate corals the loose puck behind the net. Suhsko skated in front of the goaltender and jockeys for position. He finds the rebound and buries the puck home!
Look at the great effort in front!
After a scoreless second period, Sushko gave his team a lead with an assist on Viktor Bovbel’s power-play goal. Sushko skated in with a wide-open lane, fired the shot on net, and his teammate put it home.
Keep cellying hard, Maksim.
Another great game by a Flyers prospect. Though they only have four competing this year, but each player is making their mark on the tournament.
Photo by Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images
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