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Jets at the Worlds: Day 5

by Ryan Dittrick (@ryandittrick) / Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have five players participating in the 2016 IIHF World Championship, held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Check back throughout the tournament for daily updates, highlights and more as Mark Scheifele (Canada), Nikolaj Ehlers (Denmark), Marko Dano (Slovakia), Alexander Burmistrov (Russia) and Kyle Connor (USA) go on the hunt for
the gold.

The two top-ranked players for the upcoming NHL Draft are also taking part, with the consensus No. 1 Auston Matthews donning the red, white and blue, and Liiga playoff MVP Patrik Laine suiting up for Finland.

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Nikolaj Ehlers scored for the second straight game, but it wasn’t enough to power past
the Swiss on Day 5.

Nino Niederreiter tied the game with just 2:02 to play in the third period before Eric Blum won it late in the overtime period, sending the Danes to their second straight defeat.

After taking a pass from Frederik Storm, Ehlers walked in from the left circle and rifled a shot off the far post and in with just 1:06 to play in the first period.

A beauty, but the lead didn’t last. After a scoreless middle frame, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannik Weber blasted one by Sebastian Dahm to make it a one-goal game midway through the
final frame. 

It was all Switzerland from that point forward. Reto Berra made 26 saves, as his team outshot the Danes 42-28 overall. 

Ehlers had a game-high six shots on goal in 24:37 of ice time.


Marko Dano did not play due to an undisclosed injury. Dano left after playing only one shift in the second period of Sunday’s 5-1 win over France. There is currently no update on his condition,
but we will pass along any information when we have it.

Patrick Hager, Patrick Reimer, and Dominik Kahun had a goal and an assist apiece, while goaltender Timo Pielmeier made 26 saves, helping Germany to a 5-1 win over Slovakia.

The win keeps Germany’s faint quarterfinal hopes alive, while the Slovaks have now suffered the first loss of the tournament. 

Phiip Gogulla and Winnipeg native Brooks Macek scored the others for Germany, while Peter Cehlarik got the lone goal for Slovakia.

After Cehlarik opened the scoring at 8:42 of the first period, Germany roared back with five unanswered – including three in a 10-minute span midway through the second period – to
claim victory.

The Slovaks (and hopefully Dano) are back in action tomorrow against Belarus.

-- Ryan Dittrick,
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