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Day 2: World Hockey Championship

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Latvia vs. Czech Republic

Tomas Plekanec scored a pair of goals in the Czech Republic's 4-3 shootout victory over Latvia on Saturday night in Russia.

Plekanec logged 21:11 of ice time and chipped in with five shots on goal.

The Czechs will be back in action on Monday against Sweden.

Slovakia vs. Hungary

The Slovaks bested the Hungarians by a score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in the first game of the day.

Martin Reway logged 18:31 of playing time, but didn’t register a point. He amassed three shots on goal.

Slovakia will be back in action on Sunday against France and Tim Bozon.

Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan managed to upset Switzerland by a score of 3-2 in a shootout.

Sven Andrighetto picked up an assist on Switzerland’s first goal, which was scored by Samuel Walser. He also amassed four shots on goal during the contest.

Norway vs. Denmark

Photo: Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images

Lars Eller and the Danes blanked the Norwegians 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in the tournament-opener for both countries.

Eller was among Denmark’s three most utilized forwards, logging 17 :31 of ice time. He also registered three shots on goal.

He picked up an assist on the second-period goal scored by Jesper B. Jensen.

France vs. Germany

France edged out Germany 3-2 in a shootout as former Canadiens netminder Cristobal Huet made 27 saves to pick up the win.

Tim Bozon, who logged 16 :36 of ice time, was held off the scoresheet.

United States vs. Belarus

Mike Condon turned aside 20 shots in the United States’ 6-3 win over Belarus on Saturday night.

Condon, who didn’t start in the Americans’ previous outing against Canada on Friday, gave up goals to Geoff Platt, Andrei Stats and Dmitri Korobov.

Team USA will be back in action on Monday. It’s still unknown whether or not Condon will get the start in goal.

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