Florida Panthers at the Worlds: A recap of day six action
Aaron Ekblad's goal sparks huge Team Canada comeback.
The 2015 IIHF World Championship rolled on with four more preliminary round games yesterday, with three of the tilts having a Florida Panthers connection.
Canada 6, Sweden 4: Aaron Ekblad scored a goal and an assist and Tyler Ennis bagged the game-winner in the third period as unbeaten Canada rallied past Sweden. Ekblad's tally came early in the second period to start Canada's comeback from a 3-0 deficit. The Florida rookie drew the only assist on Sean Couturier's goal, which knotted the game at three. Ekblad finished the contest with one shot on goal and a +3 rating in 12:43 TOI. For more click here
Russia 5, Denmark 2: Sergei Mozyakin scored twice to lead Russia past Denmark. Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov logged 15:55 of ice time and finished with one shot on goal and a +1 rating. Kulikov took a high-sticking minor in the third period that led to a power-play goal for the Danes. For more click here
Norway 3, Slovakia 2: Mattias Norstebo's third period power-play goal, his second of the game, held up as the winner in Norway's upset over Slovakia. The Slovaks held a 2-0 lead, but could not close the game out. Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky did not play in the game. For more click here
Lativa 2, Switzerland 1: Kaspars Daugavins scored 2:16 into overtime to give Latvia its first victory of the tournament. Edgars Masalskis made 35 stops for the winners. For more click here
Here is a replay of Aaron Ekblad's big goal
Czech Republic (Jagr) vs. France
USA vs. Belarus
Sweden vs. Germany