Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Florida Panthers Facebook Florida Panthers Twitter Florida Panthers Google+ Florida Panthers Pintrest Florida Panthers Instagram Florida Panthers
World Championship

Canada, USA Victorious On Day Two Of World Championship

Canada downs Slovakia 4-1 while United States edges Switzerland 3-2.

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 7:05 PM / World Championship
By Glenn Odebralski  - FloridaPanthers.com
X
Share with your Friends


Canada, USA Victorious On Day Two Of World Championship
Canada downs Slovakia 4-1 while United States edges Switzerland 3-2.
Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau skates in Canada's IIHF World Championship preliminary game against Slovakia. (Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images)


Canada and the United States were right back at it on Saturday, playing their second game in as many days to open up the IIHF World Championship in Belarus. Both teams skated away with victories.

The Canadians (1-0-1-0) rebounded from Friday's upset loss to France with a 4-1 victory over Slovakia. The United States (2-0-0-0), on the other hand, had to fight back from two one-goal deficits to down Switzerland 3-2.

UNITED STATES 3 - SWITZERLAND 2

The Americans were in for a much tougher contest after downing Belarus 6-1 on Friday, facing off against a stingy Switzerland team. Their first and only lead didn't come until Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson scored with 6:45 remaining but it was enough as former Panther Tim Thomas (named Best Player) flashed the glove to rob Roman Josi with seconds to play for one of his 27 saves to preserve the win.

The Swiss made the Americans earn their victory, jumping on the board first early in the second and then going ahead 2-1 late in the period. They also had two other goals in the third called back due to offsides calls. For the US, goals by former Panther Peter Mueller and Nashville's Craig Smith were able to tie the game before Johnson's winner.

Vincent Trocheck centered the US’ second line once again finishing with two shots on goal and was a minus-1 on 14:48 of ice time, Jimmy Hayes finished with a shot on goal on 7:12 of ice time and Drew Shore had 6:16 of ice time. Monday will be another tough test for the Americans as they face off against the Russians.

FULL STORY

CANADA 4 - SLOVAKIA 1

Trailing 1-0 to Slovakia, Canada's offense awoke as they scored four goals in the final 22:39 of the game to bounce back from Friday's shootout loss to France.

The Canadians were led by Joel Ward’s two goals. The Washington forward tied the game at one with 2:39 left in the second and then put the nail in the coffin with 1:11 remaining in the contest. Cody Hodgson and Kevin Bieksa also scored for the Canadians while former Panther Jason Garrison picked up two assists in the victory.

Erik Gudbranson was assessed a roughing penalty on 12:00 of ice time while Jonathan Huberdeau finished with a shot and was a plus-1 on 12:21 of ice time. Canada next faces off against the Czech Republic on Monday.

FULL STORY

UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 PIT 9 6 2 1 36 22 13
4 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
5 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
6 NYI 10 6 4 0 35 36 12
7 NJD 10 5 3 2 30 34 12
8 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
9 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
10 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
11 PHI 10 4 4 2 32 36 10
12 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
13 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
14 CBJ 9 4 5 0 25 30 8
15 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Boyes 8 2 2 2 4
J. Jokinen 8 0 4 2 4
B. Pirri 4 3 0 2 3
S. Bergenheim 8 2 1 2 3
D. MacKenzie 8 1 2 0 3
D. Olsen 8 0 3 3 3
J. Huberdeau 8 1 1 0 2
S. Upshall 8 1 1 0 2
E. Gudbranson 8 1 1 3 2
B. Campbell 8 0 2 -1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 0 0 1 .974 0.59
R. Luongo 3 2 2 .926 2.33
 
OUR PARTNERS

 

FloridaPanthers.com is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and floridapanthers.com are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2014 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.