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Tatar, Slovakia lose in a heartbreaker

Canadian forward Mark Stone scores the game-winner with just one second to go to hand the host country a 6-5 loss

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - Team Slovakia gave up a two-goal lead on two occasions on their way to losing to Team Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championship on Monday.

Tomas Tatar and Slovakia had 2-0 and 4-2 leads, but Canada managed to overcome those deficits.

The Habs forward was held off the scoresheet in 18:19 of action, managing two shots on net.

Slovakia has a 1-0-0-2 record at the tournament so far.

Tatar and Slovakia play next on Wednesday against Germany.

Elsewhere, Laval Rocket defenseman David Sklenicka and the Czech Republic were blanked 3-0 by Russia.

The rearguard was deployed for 13:23 of ice time and registered one shot on goal.

The Czech Republic's next game is on Thursday against Latvia.

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