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WORLDS: USA outlasts Finland on day 4

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

by Austin Siegel /

On day four of the tournament in Slovakia, Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Alex Debrincat helped the Americans defeat a talented Finnish squad in overtime. Read about that and more updates from day four below.



Alex DeBrincat dished off a primary assist on the opening goal of the game for Team USA, as the Americans knocked off Finland 3-2 in overtime on Monday. Dylan Larkin scored the overtime winner as the USA moved to 1-1-1 in the group stage of the tournament and third place in Group A.

The top four teams in each group will advance to the knockout rounds.

DeBrincat's assist came inside the first minute of the game, as he held the puck along the boards before finding Brady Skjei to give the Americans a 1-0 lead. The Blackhawks forward now has four points (3 G, 1 A) through the first three games of the World Championship.

Henri Jokiharju was held without a point for the Finns and Kevin Lankinen did not appear in goal.


Russia knocked off the Czech Republic 3-0 on Monday, behind goals from Sergei Andronov, Nikita Gusev and Nikita Zaitsev. Artem Anisimov did not record a point in the win.


A Mark Stone goal with 1.8 seconds left helped Canada sneak past the host nation on Monday. Dylan Strome did not find the scoresheet for Canada in the win. 


Erik Gustafsson chipped in a point as Sweden clobbered Norway in this all-Scandinavia battle. The Blackhawks defenseman played quarterback on this wicked assist, finding a wide open Anton Lander from across the ice, who fed Mario Kempe to make it 6-0 Sweden.

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Andreas Martinsen did not record a point for Norway in the loss.


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