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Czech Republic easily handles Belarus

Jakub Jerabek gets an assist in a 6-1 win for the Czechs

by Montreal Canadiens @canadiensMTL / canadiens.com

The day after their defeat at the hands of Team Canada, the Czech Republic won their first game of the IIHF World Hockey Championship, easily defeating Belarus by a score of 6-1.

Jakub Jerabek got his first point of the tournament when he collected an assist on Roman Cervenka's goal in the second period. The Habs defenseman, who recorded 15:48 of ice time in the game, also served a two-minute penalty.

Petr Vrana, Radko Gudas, Radim Simek, Jakub Voracek and Michal Kempny also scored for the winning side.

Tomas Plekanec, meanwhile, finished the night with a plus-2 differential. He was the most-used forward on his team, logging 18:56 of ice time.

The Czechs will take advantage of a day off on Sunday before getting back to work on Monday when they face Finland.

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