Florida Panthers at the Worlds: A recap of day nine action

Jokinen collects assist on game-winner in Finland's shutout win over Kopecky and the Slovaks

The 2015 IIHF World Championship continued on with six preliminary round games yesterday. Three of the tilts involved members of the Florida Panthers.

Finland 3, Slovakia 0: The Finns scored three times in the third period and Juuse Saros made 22 saves to blank Slovakia. Jussi Jokinen drew the secondary assist on Joonas Donski's game-winning goal midway through the final frame. Jokinen finished the game with 2 shots on goal and a +1 rating in 17:23 TOI. The assist was his sixth point of the tournament. Aleksander Barkov registered one shot on net and finished with a +1 rating in 17:10 TOI. Barkov took a tripping minor in the third period. Tomas Kopecky returned to the Slovak lineup and played 13:13, finishing with no shots and an even rating. For more click here

Canada 4, France 3: Jordan Eberle's second goal of the game midway through the third period helped undefeated Canada stave off a huge upset bid from minnow France. Dallas' Tyler Seguin also scored two goals. Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad finished the game with one shot on goal and a -1 rating in 11:45. For more click here

Russia 7, Belarus 0: Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 13 of the shots he faced and Russia got goals from seven different skaters to rout Belarus. Cats blue-liner Dmitry Kulikov logged 16:02 of ice time and finished the game with an even rating and no shots on goal. For more click here

Other results

Latvia 2, Austria 1: Kaspars Daugavins beat Bernhard Starkbaum 33 seconds into overtime to give Latvia the win over Austria. For more click here

Sweden 2, Switzerland 1: Nashville rookie Filip Forsberg scored 3:49 into overtime as Sweden edged Switzerland to remain in second place in Group A. For more click here

Denmark 4, Norway 1: Sebastian Dahm stopped 24 shots and Denmark got goals from four different players to beat Norway for its first win of the tournament. For more click here

Today's games

Germany vs. Czech Republic (Jagr)

Slovenia vs. USA

Switzerland vs. Canada (Ekblad)

Slovakia (Kopecky) vs. Russia (Kulikov)