Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban Both Impressive in Opening Game of Canada-Russia Challenge

Dougie Hamilton, Malcolm Subban Both Impressive in Opening Game of Canada-Russia ChallengeWhile most hockey talk these days centers around the NHL's ongoing labor issues, Bruins fans can at least take solace in the fact that a couple of key prospects are showing off their talent.

Defenseman Dougie Hamilton and goaltender Malcolm Subban are representing the Canadian National Junior Team in the Canada-Russia Challenge, and they each came up big in the series' opening game.

Hamilton, who was selected ninth overall by the B's in 2011, gave Canada a 3-1 lead Thursday with a power-play goal late in the second period. That's music to the ears of Bruins fans who have seen their team struggle with the man advantage the past two seasons. The tally eventually held up as the game-winner, as Canada walked away with a 3-2 victory.

Subban, drafted 24th overall by Boston in June, was named Canada's player of the game after stopping 19 shots, including 11 in the third period to help preserve the win.

Not a bad day at the office.

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