2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 8
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.
Kazakhstan scored first and tied the game in the third to send it to overtime but Seth Jones scored the game-winning goal for Team USA, as they won 4-3 at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus.
After Kazakhstan took the 2-1 lead in the second period, Jones scored his first goal of the fame on the power play at 3:44 of the middle frame to tie things up.
Matt Donovan gave USA their first lead at 15:02 of the second period.
With under seven minutes remaining in the game, Roman Starchenko netted the equalizer for Kazakhstan to make things interesting.
Luckily for the Americans, Jones potted his second goal of the night just 1:05 into overtime to carry them to victory.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry played 8:35 and finished even in the game with one shot on goal.
USA plays Finland on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. MT.
CANADA 6 - ITALY 1
It was the second multi-goal game in a row for Cody Hodgson as Canada dominated offensively once again, in a 6-1 victory over Italy.
Joel Ward opened the scoring at 13:07 of the opening period. It was all Canada after that, beginning with a four-goal second period.
Hodgson, Jason Chimera and Kyle Turris all scored for the Canadians in the middle frame with Hodgson potting two.
Italy didn’t get on the board until David Borrelli scored at 1:12 of the third period.
Brayden Schenn capped off the scoring, making it 6-1 at 16:30 of the final frame.
James Reimer got the start in net for Canada, making 21 saves.
Canada plays Sweden on Sunday at 7:45 a.m. MT.
SWEDEN 3 - SLOVAKIA 1
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin scored for Slovakia in a 3-1 loss to Sweden on Friday.
After Gustav Nyquist put Sweden on top 1-0, Mikael Backlund pushed the lead to 2-0.
Marincin responded for Slovakia when his shot deflected on net and trickled in the net past Anders Nilsson. Marincin finished the game with two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and 14:18 of ice time.
Magnus Nygren made it 3-1 just 1:58 into the third period.
Next up for Marincin and Slovakia is a game against Italy tomorrow at 11:45 a.m. MT.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com