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WORLDS: Kurashev scores in Swiss win

A full recap of Blackhawks storylines from day five of the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia

by Chris Wescott /

A Blackhawks prospect scored his first of the tournament in a win, plus more updates from day five in Slovakia.



Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev scored his first goal of the tournament when he drove through the slot and fired home a shot at 18:34 of the third period. The goal put the Swiss up 3-0 in shutout of Austria.

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: Kurashev or Superman? Kurashev picks up his 1st goal of the #IIHFWorlds and puts @SwissIceHockey up 3-0 over @hockeyaustria Stay up to the minute with game action with the IIHF App:

Kurashev now has one goal and two assists in three games in this tournament. The Swiss are atop Group B with a 3-0 record.


Dominik Kahun recorded an assist on Leon Draisaitl's second-period goal, which gave the Germans a 3-1 advantage heading into the third. Korbinian Holzer scored the additional insurance goal with less than a minute left to seal a 4-1 victory over France.

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: #ICYMI Example A of why you should not leave Leon Draisaitl uncovered #GERFRA #IIHFWorlds Stay up to the minute with game action on the IIHF App:

Germany sits atop Group A with a 3-0 record. Kahun has two assists in three games.


Blackhawks prospect Mathias From did not participate in Denmark's 9-0 romp of Great Britain.

*Statistics subject to change based on IIHF reporting

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