Ducks prospects Kyle Palmieri (first round, 2009 Entry Draft) and Jake Gardiner (first round, 2008) had cause to celebrate Tuesday, when Team USA upset tournament host Canada, 6-5 in overtime at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Saskatoon.
Palmieri had one assist Tuesday to bring his seven-game tournament total to eight, second on his team and third among all players at the WJCs. His nine points were third on Team USA, and his plus-8 rating tied for second. Gardiner led the team with a plus-9 rating, and finished with three assists in seven games.
Brandon McMillan, a third-round pick by the Ducks in 2008, found himself on the losing end Tuesday. He finished the tournament with four goals and eight points for Team Canada, including two power-play goals.