The Flames have two players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Championship with Johnny Gaudreau representing the USA and Chad Johnson playing for Canada. Both countries played their first games at the annual tournament on Friday, May 5.
USA 1, GERMANY 2
Gaudreau and the USA were edged by Germany in their opening game at the tournament. While Gaudreau was held pointless in the setback, he was second among all skaters with seven shots on net in his 22:35 of ice time.
Tobias Rieder opened the scoring for Germany in the first period and Patrick Hager scored the game-winning goal in the third frame. Connor Murphy scored the USA's lone goal in the second period. German netminder Thomas Greiss made 42 saves for his country while American goaltender Jimmy Howard made 25 stops.
The USA's next game comes on Sunday when they square off against Denmark.
CZECH REPUBLIC 1, CANADA 4
Johnson backed up Calvin Pickard in Canada's 4-1 victory on Friday. Pickard was credited with 28 saves in the win.
Canada received goals from Ryan O'Reilly, Mike Matheson, Tyson Barrie, and Jeff Skinner. The Czech Republic's lone tally came off the stick of Lukas Radil during a third period power play.
The Canadians are back in action on Sunday when they face Slovakia.
MAY 5 RESULTS
Sweden 1, Russia 2
Finland 3, Belarus 2
USA 1, Germany 2
Czech Republic 1, Canada 4
Latvia 3, Denmark 0
Switzerland 5, Slovakia 4