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Jets at the Worlds: Day 6

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.

For all your World Championship news, stats & more, stay locked on to WinnipegJets.com/Worlds.


BELARUS 4 vs. SLOVAKIA 2

Kiril Gotovets, Artur Gavrus, Andrei Stepanov and Charles Linglet had third-period goals, helping Belarus overcome a two-goal deficit, stunning Slovakia 4-2 at Yubileiny Arena.

Slovak goaltender Julius Hudacek allowed all four goals on just 10 shots after Andrej Sekera and Tomas Jurco scored second-period goals to build a 2-0 lead.

Jets forward Marko Dano picked up an assist for his first point of the tournament. The centre missed the previous contest – a 5-1 loss to Germany – with a minor injury, but looked good in his return, finishing with three shots in 18:54 of ice time today.



Photo courtesy Minas Panagiotakis/HHOF-IIHF Images

Vitali Koval got the start in goal for Belarus, after he, Dmitri Milchakov and the Canadian-born Kevin Lalande were unable to win in their previous four tries.

Koval made 24 saves on 26 shots, improving to 1-1, along with an .857 save percentage and a 4.00 goals-against average.

DRAFT WATCH

Patrik Laine (Finland)
NHL Central Scouting's No.2-ranked prospect

Laine had one assist and six shots in 18:56 of ice time, helping the Finns top Hungary 3-0 to remain perfect through four games.

He now has four goals and three assists for seven points. 

-- Ryan Dittrick, WinnipegJets.com
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