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Updates from the 2019 World Championships in Slovakia

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Tuesday, May 21

The Capitals participating in the IIHF World Championship continue today, with Team Russia (Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov) playing Team Sweden, while Team Czech Republic (Jakub Vrana, Dmitrij Jaskin) face Team Switzerland. Vrana, who has four goals in the tournament, is tied for 12th in goals, and his five points are tied with Kuznetsov (2g, 3a) and Lars Eller (2g, 3a) for the most by a Capital in the tournament

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Caps at the Worlds:

Team Russia

Alex Ovechkin (6 GP, 1-1-2)

Evgeny Kuznetsov (6 GP, 2-3-5)

Dmitry Orlov (6 GP, 1-4-5)

Team Czech Republic

Jakub Vrana (6 GP, 4-1-5)

Dmitrij Jaskin (6 GP, 2-2-4)

Team Denmark

Lars Eller (3 GP, 2-3-5)*


Team Slovakia

Martin Fehervary (6 GP, 0-1-1)

Monday, May 20

Team Russia earned a 3-0 victory over Team Switzerland yesterday at the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Dmitry Orlov recorded an assist in the effort as Russia, which also features Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov, improved to 6-0 in the tournament, good for first place in Group B. Team Czech Republic defeated Team Austria 8-0. Jakub Vrana scored a goal in the game while Dmitrij Jaskin recorded an assist.

Team Russia will play Team Sweden tomorrow, while Team Czech Republic will play Team Switzerland.

Thursday, May 16

Team Russia earned a 10-0 victory over Team Italy yesterday at the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Evgeny Kuznetsov tied Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov for the most points in the game (Kuznetsov: 2g, 2a), while Alex Ovechkin recorded his first goal of the tournament and added an assist. Ovechkin has 64 points (34g, 28a) in 77 career games at the World Championship. Team Russia, who is 4-0 in the tournament, will face Team Latvia on Saturday.

Today, Team Czech Republic, which features both Jakub Vrana and Dmitrij Jaskin, square off against Team Latvia.


Wednesday, May 15

Team Denmark earned a 9-0 victory over Team Great Britain yesterday at the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. Lars Eller led Denmark with four points (1g, 3a) in the effort and currently ranks first on Denmark and among all Capitals participating in the tournament with five points (2g, 3a) in three games. 

Today, Team Russia, headed by Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov, take on Team Italy as they look to improve to 4-0 in the tournament. Team Czech Republic, which features both Jakub Vrana and Dmitrij Jaskin, continue tomorrow with a matchup against Team Latvia.

Tuesday, May 14

Team Russia earned a 3-0 victory over Team Czech Republic yesterday at the IIHF World Championship played in Slovakia. The game featured five different Capitals (Team Russia: Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov; Team Czech Republic: Jakub Vrana, Dmitrij Jaskin). Each player was held scoreless in the game, with Orlov leading the quintet with 20:01 minutes of ice time. Vrana has three points (2g, 1a) in three games. Russia will face Italy on Wednesday, while the Czech Republic will play Latvia on Thursday.

Today, Lars Eller and Team Denmark took on Team Great Britain, winning 9-0. Eller recorded four points (1g, 3a) in the game and leads Denmark and all Capitals players in points (2g, 3a) in the tournament.

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