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IIHF Worlds: Gudbranson scores in Canada's stunning loss to France

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The 2014 IIHF World Championship is underway in Minsk, Belarus. Let's take a look at how the Panthers participating fared on day one.

Gudbranson scored in Canada's 3-2 shootout loss to France.
Gudbranson scored in Canada's 3-2 shootout loss to France.
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France 3, Canada 2 (SO)

Erik Gudbranson scored midway through the third period goal to give Canada a 2-1 lead. France rallied to tie the game on Stephane Da Costa's second power-play tally of the Group A tilt just under two minutes later, and won the game when Pierre-Edouard Bellemare beat James Reimer for the only goal of the shootout. Gudbranson logged 14:19 TOI and finished the game with a +1 rating. Brayden Schenn scored the other goal for Canada, who was stymied by French goaltender Cristobal Huet.  Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau did not register a point or shot on goal in 9:58 TOI. He ended the game with an even rating. Click here for a detailed recap of the game.

USA 6, Belarus 1

Jimmy Hayes set up Colin MacDonald's second period goal that made it 4-0 as the Americans routed the host team by a 6-1 count in Group B action. In addition to his assist, Hayes finished the game with a +2 rating in 10:31 TOI. Vincent Trocheck went 9/17 on draws, took a slashing minor, and went +2 in 14:06 TOI. Drew Shore went 3/6 on face-offs, logged 9:41 of ice time, and finished the game with an even rating. None of the Panthers registered a shot on goal. Jacob Trouba lit the lamp twice and Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and two helpers to power the U.S. attack. Click here for a detailed recap of the game.

Other games:

Czech Republic 3, Slovakia 2 (OT) Group A

Russia 5, Switzerland 0 Group B