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WORLDS: Martinsen grabs assist in Norway's first win

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

by Austin Siegel /

Andreas Martinsen had an assist versus Austria, plus more updates from day eight in Slovakia.



Blackhawks forward Andreas Martinsen grabbed his third assist of Worlds, recording a helper in a 5-2 Norwegian win over Austria. With the win, Norway keeps their hopes of advancing to the knockout rounds alive and can guarantee a spot in next year's tournament with a win over Italy on Saturday. 

Czech Republic 8, Italy 0

Dominik Kubalik registered an assist for the Czechs in a big 8-0 win over Italy on Friday. The Blackhawks prospect now has six points (2 G, 4 A) in group stage play for the Czechs.

Finland 5, Great Britain

Henri Jokiharju recorded an assist and Kevin Lankinen did not appear in net as Finland cruised past Great Britain 5-0 on Friday. The Blackhawks rookie grabbed a primary helper on the final goal of the game for the Finns, dishing a centering pass to Mikko Lehtonen to make it 5-0 Finland in the third period. 

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