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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP - 12.05.19

Get caught up on how Flames players did at the tournament

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

Four of the Flames' five players representing their countries were in action on Sunday as group play continued at the World Hockey Championship.

 

USA 7, FRANCE 1

Johnny Gaudreau, Derek Ryan, Noah Hanifin and the U.S. rebounded from a disappointing Day 1 loss with a 7-1 victory over France to even their record at 1-1.

Alex DeBrincat and Colin White had two goals apiece, while Frank Vatrano, Patrick Kane and Chris Kreider added singles in the victory.

Gaudreau had one shot in 13:32 of ice time, Ryan fired one shot in 12:44, and Hanifin logged 17:26 and was a +2. The USA is back on action on Monday when they face Finland.

 

 

FIRST PERIOD SCORING

USA - Alex DeBrincat, assisted by James van Riemsdyk and Patrick Kane - 4:05.

USA - Frank Vatrano, assisted by Jack Eichel and Alec Martinez - 5:48

USA - Alex DeBrincat (unassisted) - 6:04

 

SECOND PERIOD SCORING

USA - Colin White, assisted by Quinn Hughes and Alec Martinez - 13:56

USA - Patrick Kane, assisted by Dylan Larkin and Adam Fox - 15:52

 

THIRD PERIOD SCORING

USA - Chris Kreider, assisted by Dylan Larkin - 0:55

France - Anthony Rech, assisted by Valentin Claireaux and Charles Bertrand - 6:36

USA - Colin White, assisted by Frank Vatrano and Luke Glendening - 14:41

 

SWEDEN 8, ITALY 0

The Swedes cruised to an 8-0 win over Italy to pick up their first win of the tournament and claw back into the race in Group B.

Elias Lindholm picked up an assist on Anton Lander's hat-trick goal late in the third period to record his first point. The Flame finished with three shots and was a +1 in 18:19 of ice time.

 

 

Lander, meanwhile, scored two of his three goals in the final frame when Tre Kronor put a clean half-dozen past Marco de Filippo Roia. Despite the lopsided score, the Italian netminder had a game to remember, stopping 50 of 58 shots, including 38 of 40 in the opening two periods.

At the other end, Henrik Lundqvist posted the shutout with 12 saves.

 

FIRST PERIOD SCORING

Sweden - Anton Lander, assisted by Jesper Bratt and Loui Eriksson - 2:10

 

SECOND PERIOD SCORING

Sweden - Patric Hornqvist, assisted by Elias Pettersson and Loui Eriksson - 5:25

 

THIRD PERIOD SCORING

Sweden - Oscar Lindblom, assisted by Adrian Kempe and William Nylander - 1:57

Sweden - Marcus Kruger, assisted by Dennis Rasmussen and Mario Kempe - 2:52

Sweden - Anton Lander, assisted by Loui Eriksson - 8:55

Sweden - William Nylander, assisted by Patric Hornqvist - 12:33

Sweden - Anton Lander, assisted by Elias Lindholm - 15:32

Sweden - Patric Hornqvist, assisted by Adrian Kempe - 18:29

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