The host-team returned to the win column on Friday as the World Championship enters it's second week of play.
After a couple of heartbreaking dying-minute losses, Slovakia pulled out a 6-3 win against France. Slovakia jump ahead of Denmark in the Group B standings with their second win of Championship for fifth place, behind the United States for the final quarterfinal spot in the Group.
Devils prospect Marian Studenic was held off the scoreboard, although the 20-year-old forward does have three assists through his first five games with the men's national team.
Next: Slovakia take on Great Britain on Saturday afternoon at 2:15pm EDT
FINLAND VS. GREAT BRITAIN
Finland: Kaapo Kakko
Finland improved to a 4-0-1 record at the World Championship after s shutout win over Great Britain on Friday.
Top European prospect Kaapo Kakko was held off the scoresheet for only the second time in five games. He was also held without a point against the United States earlier this week. It wasn't for lack of trying, however. The Finnish forward continued to put his skills on display, no more so than during the third period when, behind the Great Britain net, he went uncontested and tried to flip the puck up and over the net to a teammate waiting in front.