2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 4
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.
France continued its strong tournament with another upset, this time in regulation time, 5-3 over Slovakia.
Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin had four penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 19:47 of icetime. He ranked third among Slovak defenders after leading in icetime the previous two games.
Slovakia raced out to a 2-0 lead with goth goals scored by Ladislav Nagy. France replied 6:23 into the second period to make it 2-1 before former Oiler Miroslav Satan extended Slovakia's lead to 3-1 heading into the third.
France scored two goals 26 seconds apart midway through the third period to tie the game.
Then, with 41 seconds to play, Damien Fleury scored to give the French a 4-3 lead. 12 seconds later, an empty-net goal sealed it.
Next up for Slovakia is Norway on Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. MT.
The USA suffered its first defeat of the tournament in big fashion, losing 6-1 to Russia despite outshooting the Russians 40-23.
Jeff Petry assisted on USA's lone goal to net his third point of the tournament. Petry, who is tied for second on the team in scoring so far, had 14:12 of icetime and an even plus/minus rating along with two penalty minutes.
Russia had a 2-0 lead after one period and made it 3-0 on a goal 20 seconds into the middle frame. USA responded 37 seconds after that to make it 3-1 as Justin Abdelkader converted a Petry feed.
Russia added three more goals to round out the second period and that was the final score.
USA plays again on Thursday against Latvia at 7:45 a.m. MT.
Canada won its second straight game at the tournament, defeating the Czech Republic 4-3. James Reimer was in goal for Canada as Oilers netminder Ben Scrivens backed up.
Roman Cervenka opened the scoring for the Czechs 5:55 in but Joel Ward scored at 9:56 to tie the game.
In the second, Canada exploded with three goals, scored by Kyle Turris, Nathan MacKinnon and Morgan Rielly to make it 4-1.
The Czechs responded in the third with two goals 49 seconds apart with about seven minutes to play but that was as close as they would get.
Canada plays again Thursday against Italy at 7:45 a.m. MT.