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Jets at the Worlds | Day 8

Ehlers assists on OT winner as Denmark tops Germany

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 /

The Winnipeg Jets have seven players participating in the 2017 IIHF World Hockey Championship, held in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey and Eric Comrie of Canada, Nikolaj Ehlers of Denmark, and Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp and Connor Hellebuyck of the U.S. go for gold.


Denmark and Germany scored a combined four goals in the opening 20 minutes, but it would be overtime before another puck would cross the line.

The Germans held possession for most of the 1:40 of overtime, but after a big save from Sebastian Dahm, Nikolaj Ehlers took the puck the other way, and slid a backhand pass to Peter Regin, who buried the winner past Danny Aus den Birken.

The assist was Ehlers' second of the tournament, and moved Denmark to 0-2-0-3 at the IIHF World Hockey Championship.



Goals came in bunches in the opening 20 minutes. Germany got on the board first with Patrick Reimer getting his second goal of the tournament. Yasin Ehliz's point shot was initially stopped by Dahm, but Reimer was right on the doorstep to swat the rebound out of mid-air.

Just 1:17 later, Germany made it 2-0. Yannic Seidenberg chased down a puck in the Denmark zone, and put a backhand to the front of the net that went off of Brooks Macek inches from the goal line.

Denmark answered back, though. Frederik Storm was able to pot a rebound off a point shot from Emil Kristensen with just under four minutes to go in the second to cut the lead to 2-1.

Twenty-five seconds later, Denmark's Morten Poulsen tied the game. The initial shot off the half wall from Mads Christensen was kicked out by Aus den Birken right to Poulsen, who was waiting just outside the crease to pot his second of the tournament.

Dahm made 27 saves in the win, with nearly half of his work coming in the third period, when Germany fired 12 shots his way. Aus den Birken made 26 saves on 29 shots in a losing cause.

Next on the schedule for Denmark is Sweden - the second ranked team in Pool A with a 3-0-1-1 record.

-- Mitchell Clinton,


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