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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP - 23.05.19

Frolik and the Czechs advance with a 5-1 win over Germany in quarter-final action

by RYAN DITTRICK @ryandittrick / CalgaryFlames.com

All five Flames were in action on Thursday as the quarter-finals took place at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC 5, GERMANY 1

Jan Kovar had two goals and one assist to lead the way as the Czechs took a 5-1 decision over Germany.

Michael Frolik, who has 14 points (7G, 7A) in only eight games, was held off the scoresheet, but had one shot and was a +1 in 17:13 of ice time.

The Czechs will look to advance to the gold-medal game on Saturday when they play the Mark Stone-led Canadians in their semi-final matchup.

 

FIRST PERIOD SCORING

NONE

 

SECOND PERIOD SCORING

CZECH REPUBLIC - Jan Kovar (unassisted) - 13:41

GERMANY - Frank Mauer, assisted by Frederik Tiffels - 17:46

 

THIRD PERIOD SCORING

CZECH REPUBLIC - Jakub Voracek, assisted by Dominik Simon - 4:19

CZECH REPUBLIC - Dominik Kubalik, assisted by Jan Kovar and Filip Hronek - 11:41

CZECH REPUBLIC - Ondrej Palat, assisted by Jan Kolar - 13:08

CZECH REPUBLIC - Jan Kovar, assisted by Michal Moravcik - 19:50


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RUSSIA 4, USA 3

 

 

Noah Hanifin scored and Johnny Gaudreau picked up an assist, but the Americans were unable to mount a late rally, losing 4-3 in their quarter-final matchup with Russia.

Gaudreau had one of his best games of the tournament and was dangerous all night, firing four shots in 22:37 in ice time.

Hanifin played 16:10 and was a +1. He finishes the tournament with four points (1G, 3A) in eight games.

 

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: Oh baby! Just by the ear of Vasilevski off a feed from Jack Hughes to Noah Hanifin makes this a 1-goal game! @usahockey @NHLFlames #IIHFWorldsStay up to the minute with game action with the IIHF App: ��� https://t.co/PDQtNtuJxc������ https://t.co/yImldTg3TU pic.twitter.com/taz3rSnsrr

 

Derek Ryan did not play due to an undisclosed injury.

Nikita Gusev and Mikhail Sergachev led the way for the Russians with a combined six-point (2G, 4A) effort, while Vezina finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves in the victory.

Russia - who will now have a shot at their fifth medal in six years - will face Finland in the semi-final.

The Americans, meanwhile, are heading home early, with their gold-medal drought now at 86 years.

 

 

FIRST PERIOD SCORING

RUSSIA - Nikita Gusev, assisted by Mikhail Sergachev and Nikita Kucherov - 1:07

RUSSIA - Mikhail Sergachev, assisted by Nikita Gusev - 15:47

 

SECOND PERIOD SCORING

USA - Brady Skjei, assisted by Patrick Kane and Johnny Gaudreau - 2:22

 

THIRD PERIOD SCORING

RUSSIA - Kirill Kaprizov, assisted by Nikita Gusev and Mikhail Sergachev - 1:31

USA - Noah Hanifin, assisted by Jack Hughes - 5:53

RUSSIA - Mikhail Grigorenko, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Evgeny Dadonov - 7:02

USA - Alex DeBrincat, assisted by Patrick Kane and Jack Hughes - 17:10

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FINLAND 5, SWEDEN 4 (OT)

The defending gold-medal champs are going home early.

Elias Lindholm and the Swedes were 1:29 away from a semi-final berth, until a tidy third period came undone.

Finnish captain Marko Anttila's late strike sent the game to overtime, before Sakari Manninen played the hero just 1:37 into the extra period as the Finns upset their Nordic counterparts 5-4.

 

Tweet from @IIHFHockey: Perfect shot that grazed the shoulder of Lundqvist wins it for Manninen and @leijonat #FINSWE #IIHFWorldsWatch all the best highlights on https://t.co/UN4KhitcC3 pic.twitter.com/arOTeEZ4Q7

 

Manninen was a monster for the Finns, recording four points (1G, 3A) in the victory.

Lindholm, meanwhile, had two shots and was a +1 in 20:01 of ice time, and finishes the tournament with six points (1G, 5A) in eight games.

 

FIRST PERIOD SCORING

FINLAND - Niko Mikkola, assisted by Harri Pesonen and Sakari Manninen - 1:00

SWEDEN - John Klingberg, assisted by William Nylander and Alexander Wennberg - 2:38

SWEDEN - Patric Hornqvist, assisted by Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Adam Larsson

 

SECOND PERIOD SCORING

SWEDEN - Elias Pettersson, assisted by Gabriel Landeskog and Oliver Ekman-Larsson - 0:25

FINLAND - Petteri Lindbohm, assisted by Sakari Manninen and Harri Pesonen - 25:04

FINLAND - Jani Hakanpaa, assisted by Sakari Manninen - 9:08

SWEDEN - Erik Gustafsson, assisted by Gabriel Landeskog and Alexander Wennberg - 19:35

 

THIRD PERIOD SCORING

FINLAND - Marko Anttila, assisted by Niko Ojamaki and Mikko Lehtonen - 18:31

 

OVERTIME SCORING

FINLAND - Sakari Manninen (unassisted) - 1:37

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