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WORLDS: Kahun scores in German win

Dominik Kahun and Dominik Kubalik scored in big wins for Germany and the Czech Republic

by Austin Siegel /

Several members of the Blackhawks organization impressed on the final day of group stage action from Worlds.


Germany 4, Finland 2

Dominik Kahun scored the equalizer in the second period as Germany defeated Finland 4-2 on Tuesday. Kahun found himself alone in front of goal following a faceoff and Leon Draisaitl slid the puck to the Blackhawks rookie for his first goal of the tournameent.

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: #ICYMI Here's that backhand beauty from Kahun that tied the game at 2-2 #FINGER #IIHFWorlds @deb_teams Watch highlights on

Kahun's backhander brought Germany level with the Finns and Draisaitl took care of the rest with two third period goals to seal the win. 

Henri Jokiharju grabbed an assist in the loss, picking up a helper on Harri Pesonen's first period blast. Goalie Kevin Lankinen suffered his first loss of the tournament in the defeat to Germany. 

Czech Republic 5, Switzerland 4

Dominik Kubalik and Philipp Kurashev both stepped up in a high-scoring affair, as the Czechs picked up an important win on the final day of group stage games in Slovakia.

Kubalik continued his impressive tournament, extending the Czech Republic lead as part of a big second period. Taking advantage of a Swiss miscue behind their own net, Kubalik grabbed a loose puck in the slot and fired home his fourth goal of the tournament. 

Philipp Kurashev picked up an assist in the loss, continuing a breakout international campaign after a strong performance at the World Junior Championship in Vancouver. Both the Czech Republic and Swiss have qualified for the knockout round of the tournament .

Latvia 4, Norway 1

Andreas Martinsen recorded an assist as Norway fell to Latvia 4-1 on Tuesday. The Blackhawks forward grabbed a secondary assist on the opening goal of the game, as Tobias Lindstrom briefly fired the Danes into the lead. Martinsen ends his Worlds campaign with six assists, as Norway was eliminated in the group stage of the tournament. 

Canada 3, USA 0 

Dylan Strome did not record a point as Canada knocked off Team USA in a North America rivlary matchup to end group stage action. Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat saw the ice for the Americans but couldn't find the scoresheet in the loss. 

Russia 7, Sweden 4 

Artem Anisimov was part of a six-goal second period as Russia knocked off Sweden 7-4 on Tuesday in Worlds action.  After Russia fell behind 1-0 in the first period, Anisimov's goal kicked off a scoring avalanche as the Russians hung seven goals on Sweden in the win. Joining Nikita Gusev on a 2-on-1 breakaway, Anisimov fired home the first goal of the afternoon for Russia, who remain undefeated in group stage play with the win.

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: Artyom Anisimov ties the game 1-1 for @russiahockey_en with @Trekronorse at #IIHFWorlds #SWERUS @NHLBlackhawks

Erik Gustafsson and Marcus Kruger did not record a point for Sweden. 


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