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Slovakia, Germany Both Victorious At Worlds

Saturday, 05.12.2012 / 6:26 PM ET / World Championship
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Slovakia, Germany Both Victorious At Worlds

Slovakia 5, Belarus 1
It took less than four minutes of play in the second period to turn a 1-0 game into a blowout as Slovakia walked away with a 5-1 victory over Belarus to give them some separation from France and Switzerland in Group H.

With the win, Slovakia now has nine points (3-0-0-2), three more than the fifth and sixth place teams.

Defenseman Andrej Sekera gave the Slovaks the 1-0 lead 6:45 into the game off a wrister from just the point.

Holding onto the one-goal lead early in the second, Slovakia really did some damage in the early going of the frame. It was Branko Radivojevic doubling their lead 3:16 in off of an unlucky bounce for Belarus as the clearing pass hit a referee and Sekera found the Slovak forward who scored from the slot. Then 1:42 later Michel Miklik scored on a backhander.

Up 3-0 it was Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky furthering the lead 50 seconds later as he drove to the net and one-timed Radivojevic's centering pass past Vitali Koval for his third goal of the tournament.

Juraj Mikus finished out the Slovakian scoring 1:08 after Kopecky's goal, 6:56 into the period, scoring from in close.

Belarus would get on the board on a power play goal by Alexei Kalyuzhny with 5:24 remaining in the second off a rebound but that's all they would get as Jan Laco stopped 30 shots for the victory.

Kopecky finished with the goal on three shots and was a plus-3 on 14:33 of ice time.

FULL STORY (IIHF.com)
FINAL STATS (IIHF.com)


Germany 2, Denmark 1

Germany kept its hopes of advancing to the quarterfinals alive by edging winless Denmark in Stockholm on a third-period goal by Philip Gogulla.

"It was our game. With all the chances we had today, I had no doubt we were going to win it. But we got beaten by a goalie. That’s the way it works sometimes," said Denmark's Morten Green, who opened the scoring by beating goaltender Dennis Endras 1:35 into the second period after the Danes outshot Germany 13-5 in the first.

Kirill Starkov passed the puck out of his zone to himself, triggering a 3-on-1 break. He found Green, who took the puck off his skate in stride and slipped it past Dennis Endras.

Germany (2-0-0-3, 6 points) tied it at 17:10 when Christopher Fischer batted a pass to Thomas Greilinger, whose stick side blast beat goaltender Frederik Andersen. The goal came at 17:10 of the second with Fischer and Evan Kaufmann notching assists.

Gogulla put the Germans ahead at 8:36 of the third period. Patrick Reimer took a shot that was stopped by Anderson. He fanned on the rebound, but Gogulla got to it and knocked it past Andersen.

Denmark (0-0-1-4, 1 point) is last in the Stockholm group. The Danes are off Sunday and face Latvia on Monday. Germany plays Norway on Sunday.

Panthers forward Marcel Goc finished with a +1 and won 50% of his draws (10-of-20) on 17:04 of ice time.

FULL STORY (IIHF.com)
FINAL STATS (IIHF.com)

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
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11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
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R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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