Tavares had a goal, an assist, 7 shots on goal and +2 despite playing a team-low
Canada dressed only 11 forwards so Tavares and Skinner were teamed with a
rotating winger. James Neal hasn't joined the team yet, so Canada played short.
It's somewhat non-sensical that Matt Moulson wasn't selected-- after all, all
he's done is had back-to-back 30 goal seasons. There are only 11 players in the
NHL who scored at least 30 in each of the two seasons, and most weren't
available to Canada GM Dave Nonis, either because they are injured (Crosby),
still playing (Carter, Marleau, Stamkos) said no (Iginla, Kessel) or just not
Canadian (Kovlacuk, Ryan, Ovechkin) The only player who is on the Canada roster
is Rick Nash.
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