It was an action-packed afternoon at the IIHF World Championships in Slovakia, and the big-name Blackhawks representatives came to play. Check out all the highlights below.
United States defeats Great Britain, 6-3
With this assist, Patrick Kane became the all-time American points leader at the men’s IIHF World Championships:
Kane nearly had another assist here, but Larkin’s goal was disallowed as his stick was above the crossbar when he redirected the puck:
Alex DeBrincat got on the board with this shot from the slot:
Kane recorded another assist as he initiated the play by chipping it free below the goal line:
In the dying seconds of the middle frame, Kane had a bit of a slip-up as he knocked a puck right onto the stick of Brett Perlini (yes, Brendan’s brother) who capitalized:
Kane made up for his mistake early in the third period by scoring fifth American goal of the game:
Switzerland defeats Norway, 4-1
Neither Blackhawks representative recorded a point in this contest, but there was a scary moment in the second period when Andreas Martinsen delivered a check to Philipp Kurashev’s head:
Martinsen received a two-minute penalty for boarding and a ten-minute misconduct penalty as well. Thankfully, Kurashev wasn’t injured and he finished the game.
Germany defeats Slovakia, 3-2
The Germans were down 2-1 with just under two minutes to play in the third period. They pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and found the back of the net. Dominik Kahun recorded a secondary assist on the play:
With about half a minute to play in regulation, Kahun got the puck to Frederik Tiffels, who propelled Leon Draisaitl up the ice for the game-winning goal:
Russia defeats Italy, 10-0
Artem Anisimov went pointless in the Russian blowout, but his line did help generate the first two goals:
Anisimov also committed a tripping penalty in the second period, but Italy didn’t convert on their power play.
All four games tomorrow will feature Blackhawks players or prospects.
- 9:00 AM central time: Canada (F Dylan Strome) vs. France
- 9:00 AM central time: Sweden (F Marcus Kruger, D Erik Gustafsson) vs. Austria
- 1:00 PM central time: Finland (D Henri Jokiharju, G prospect Kevin Lankinen) vs. Denmark
- 1:00 PM central time: Czech Republic (F prospect Dominik Kubalik) vs. Latvia
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