2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 9
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.
Belarus battled back from down 2-0 to capture a 5-2 win over Germany on Saturday.
Mikhail Grabovski was the hero for Belarus as he scored the game-winning goal at 2:55 of the third period. The score put Belarus ahead 3-2 and Grabovski added more insurance at 9:54 of the final frame to give the host country a commanding 5-2 advantage.
Kai Hospelt and Alexander Barta were the loan goal scorers for Germany. Top draft prospect Leon Draisaitl finished the game with 10:58 of ice time for Germany and no points.
Next up for Germany is a game against Russia on Sunday at 11:45 a.m. MT.
DENMARK 4 - CZECH REPUBLIC 3
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen and his Danish teammates skated to a 4-3 win over the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championship on Saturday.
The Czechs built a two-goal lead at 6:55 of the opening period as Jaromir Jagr potted his third goal of the tournament.
Denmark responded with a goal of their own at 9:56 of the first to draw within one.
After the Czechs scored at 5:04 of the third period to take back their two-goal lead, Denmark mounted their comeback.
Jesper Jensen scored to pull Denmark within one while Patrick Bjorkstrand scored the equalizer with the goalie pulled and the extra attacker at 19:07 of the third period.
Denmark would win it in the shootout.
Larsen finished the game playing 29:37, including 3:30 in overtime. He had one shot on goal and finished the game +1.
Denmark plays France on Monday at 7:45 a.m. MT.
SLOVAKIA 4- ITALY 1
Slovakia built a three-goal lead and coasted to a 4-1 victory over Italy on Saturday at the IIHF World Championship.
Marek Daloga, Marek Viedensky, Tomas Tatar and Michel Miklik each scored for Slovakia in the win.
Edmonton Oilers and Slovakia defenceman Martin Marincin finished the game playing 21:26 and registering two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and finishing -1.
Slovakia plays Denmark on Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. MT.