Slovakia 4 vs. Italy 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%
Richard Panik's scoreless tournament continued in Slovakia's 4-1 win over Italy. Rising Red Wings star Tomas Tatar had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Slovaks. Their club is coached by former Lightning forward Vladimir Vujtek. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for the match.
Latvia 1 vs. Russia 4
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, .975 sv%
Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov continued his outstanding tournament with 2 goals and 3 points en route to being named the best player of the match as Russia toppled Latvia 4-1. Kristers Gudlevskis turned aside 39 shots in defeat. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 14 for the victory.
Belarus 5 vs. Germany 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM
Dmitry Korobov had a minor for tripping in 18:20 in Belarus' 5-2 win over Germany. The Belarusian attack was paced by 2 goals and 3 points by NHLer Mikhail Grabovski.
USA 5 vs. Latvia 6
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Win, 31/36, 5.00 GAA, .861 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .884 sv%
Tyler Johnson, USA, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, E, 2 PIM
Latvia got goals from 6 different players, including ex-Senators draft pick Kaspars Daugavins, as they stunned Team USA 6-5. Predators defenseman Seth Jones had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Americans.
Finland 2 vs. Belarus 0
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 8 PIM
Ex-Blackhawks draft pick Petri Kontiola had 2 goals as Finland held off pesky Belarus 2-0. Predators netminder Pekka Rinne stopped all 15 shots he faced for the Finns. Dmitry Korobov had minors for closing his hand on the puck and interference, the latter of which led to the Third Period Finland insurance goal. He played 20:34 in the match.
Kazakhstan 4 vs. Latvia 5
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .909 sv%
Ex-Thrashers pick Arturs Kulda had a pair of goals to lead Latvia to a narrow 5-4 win over Kazakhstan. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Antropov had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Kazaks. Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgard Masalskis for Latvia.
With all teams now through 3 games of the round robin phase of the tournament, Richard Panik's Slovakia is in last in the 8 team Group A. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Russia are currently 1st in Group B, followed by second place Team USA and Tyler Johnson, third place Gudlevskis and Latvia, and fourth place Dmitry Korobov and home country Belarus.
Slovakia 3 vs. France 5
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
What has gotten into Team France? Two games removed from a stunning upset of Canada, the French got 2 goals each from Baptiste Amar and Stars forward Antoine Roussel to upend Slovakia 5-3. Richard Panik was -1 in 15:59 in the match and remains scoreless in the tournament.
Switzerland 3 vs. Belarus 4
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
Dmitry Korobov assisted on a Second Period goal in 23:33 of ice time as the host nation Belarus defeated Switzerland 4-3. Mikhail Grabovski's goal with 2:06 left in the Third Period broke the 3-3 deadlock and delivered the Belarusians a key 3 points on the opening round table.
Russia 6 vs. USA 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 39/40, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 2 PIM
Andrei Vasilevskiy is the truth. The young netminder helped Russia overcome a 40-23 shot deficit as they thumped Team USA 6-1. Tyler Johnson was 68% on draws in 18:18 of ice time in defeat. Vasilevskiy was named the game's best player while ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov continued his strong tournament with 2 goals and 3 points in the win.
Germany 3 vs. Latvia 2
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 30/33, 3.04 GAA, .900 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .909 sv%
Thomas Oppenheimer's goal with 4:34 left in the Third Period broke a 2-2 tie and delivered Germany a 3-2 victory over Latvia. Flyers draft pick Marcel Noebels had one of Germany's other goals in the match, assisted by Oppenheimer.
Belarus 4 vs. Kazakhstan 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 20:16 in Belarus' 4-1 win over Kazakhstan. Homestanding Belarus scored 4 unanswered goals to get the victory in front of their home nation fans. Ex-Lightning pick Kirill Gotovets was -1 in 9:04 in the match for the Belarusians.
Finland 2 vs. Russia 4
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Russia to a 4-2 win over Finland. Caps star Alexander Ovechkin also had a goal in the contest for the Russians. Jackets netminder Sergei Boborovsky turned aside 34 for the win.