Florida Panthers at the Worlds: A recap of day seven action
Jagr and Barkov light the lamp as the Czechs and Finns post wins.
The 2015 IIHF World Championship continued with four more opening round games yesterday, with two of the matches having a Florida Panthers connection.
Czech Republic 5, France 1: Ondrej Nemac scored two goals and added an assist to power the host Czechs past France in Prague. Florida forward Jaromir Jagr scored in the third period, converting a rebound of Jan Kovar's shot to put his team up 3-1. Jagr finished the game with 4 shots on goal and a +1 rating in 16:11 TOI. The 43-year-old was sent off for roughing in the second period. For more click here
Finland 4, Slovenia 0: Nashville's Pekka Rinne stopped all 13 shots as Finland cruised to an easy shutout win over minnow Slovenia. Aleksander Barkov scored the third goal for the Finns, with Cats teammate Jussi Jokinen collecting the secondary assist. Barkov finished the game with one shot and a +1 rating in 17:09 TOI. Jokinen logged 15:48 of ice time, finishing with a +1 rating and no shots on goal. For more click here
Belarus 5, USA 2: Alexei Kalyuzhny scored twice to lead Belarus to a 5-2 win over the U.S. The victory gave the surprising Belarusians (3-0-1) the top spot in Group B. Jack Campbell took the loss in net for the Americans. For more click here
Sweden 4, Germany 3: Oscar Moller scored twice, including the eventual game-winner in the third period, and added two assists as Sweden held off desperate Germany. For more click here
Here's a replay of Jagr's third of the tourney:
.@68Jagr continues to do what he does best. Celebrate the Czechs' 5-1 win over France by sharing with a Jagr fan. https://t.co/Hnq0liv5jb— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 7, 2015
Czech Republic (Jagr) vs. Austria
Slovenia vs. Norway
Germany vs. Latvia
USA vs. Denmark