2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 10
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.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry and the rest of the Americans booked their quarter-final spot at the 2014 World Championships with a 3-1 win over Finland on Sunday.
Tyler Johnson scored two goals for the United States, including the game winner at 6:42 of the third period, which gave USA the 2-0 lead. He also provided the insurance goal at 19:14 of the final frame.
Brock Nelson scored the only other goal for the Americans while Tuukka Mantyla scored the lone goal for Finland.
Petry finished +1, playing 12:36.
The Americans play Germany on Tuesday.
CANADA 3 - SWEDEN 2 OT
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens made 30 saves as Canada edged Sweden 3-2 in overtime for the top spot in Group A at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus.
Two goals by the Swedes in the first 22 minutes of the game gave Canada something to worry about. But less than three minutes following Linus Klasen’s goal at 1:06 of the second period, Brayden Schenn cut Sweden’s lead to 2-1.
Kevin Bieska potted the equalizer at 7:46 of the second period and the game would head to overtime.
Ryan Ellis would be the hero for Canada, scoring the game-winning goal 2:38 into the overtime period. Scrivens made a huge save on Dick Axelsson, which set up the Ellis goal.
Canada plays Norway on Tuesday.
RUSSIA 3 - GERMANY 0
Russia scored three goals in the third period to dispatch top draft prospect Leon Draisaitl and Germany 3-0 and remain unbeaten at the 2014 IIHF World Championships.
Vadim Shipachyov, Sergei Shirokov and Viktor Tikhonov scored for the Russians while Andrei Vasilevski stopped all 27 shots in net.
Draisaitl finished the game -2 with one shot on goal. He played just under 12 minutes (11:43).
Germany battles the United States on Tuesday.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com