Spott shakes up Canada's lineup to boost scoring

Team Canada's head coach Steve Spott looks on during practice ahead of the IIHF U20 World Junior...

Team Canada's head coach Steve Spott looks on during practice ahead of the IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, December 25, 2012. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:02 AM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - Steve Spott wants more scoring out of his forwards against Russia.

With that in mind, the Canada coach has made a signficant lineup move for Canada’s New Year’s Eve match against their biggest hockey rivals.

Jonathan Drouin, who subtly has been one of Canada’s best forwards at the 2013 World Junior Championship, has been moved up to the top line with centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and winger Mark Scheifele.


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