2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 3
Four Oilers will be representing their country at the annual tournament as we provide daily updates on their progress
We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!
We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2014 NHL Draft prospect Leon Draisaitl, who is playing for Germany.
For the second straight day, Germany needed a penalty shot to defeat their opponent at the World Championships. This time, it was a 3-2 win over Latvia.
Also for the second straight day, Germany's Thomas Oppenheimer scored the decisive goal for the win, though this time the penalty shot came with less than five minutes to play in the third period instead of in a shootout.
Leon Draisaitl, ranked fourth by NHL Central Scouting in June's NHL Draft, centred the fourth line. Draisaitl won 8 of 15 faceoffs in 13:42 of icetime. He had three shots on goal and was -1.
The Germans and Draisaitl play again Tuesday versus Finland. Puck drops at 7:45 a.m. MT.
Denmark saw a 2-0 lead slip away in a 4-3 loss to Norway on Sunday.
Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen was first among Denmark skaters with 25:15 of icetime, including an astounding 12:16 in the third period as the Danes pressed to get the tying goal. Larsen had no shots and an even rating.
Norway's Jonas Holos had 34:53 in icetime to lead the way on either side.
Denmark's next game is Tuesday against Italy at 7:45 a.m. MT.