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Worlds: Day 7 Recap

by Ryan Dittrick (@ryandittrick) / Winnipeg Jets

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Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec improved to 2-1-0 at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship with 19 saves in a 5-1 victory over France Thursday in Prague, Czech Republic.

Pavelec has now stopped 55 of 61 shots in the tournament for a 2.30 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in three appearances.

Ondrej Nemec (2), Vladimir Sobotka, Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers) and Roman Cervenka scored for the Czechs, while Kevin Hecquefeuille tallied the lone marker for France.

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Next up: Czech Republic vs. Austria - Friday, May 8 at 9:15am CT.



For the second straight game, Dallas Stars prospect Jack Campbell got the start in goal for Team USA. The 23-year-old made 18 saves in a losing cause, dropping a 5-2 decision to Belarus Thursday in Ostrava.

Alexei Kalyuzhny scored twice, while Artur Gavrus, Artyom Volkov, Alexander Kitarov added singles in the victory. Brock Nelson (New York Islanders) and Torey Krug (Boston Bruins) potted the goals for the US.

With the win, Belarus moves to the top of the Group B standings, leapfrogging the US with a 3-0-1 record for 10 points, one better than their American counterparts.

Jets prospect Connor Hellebuyck continues to lead the tournament in goals-against average (1.00) and save percentage (.962) among goalies with a minimum of two games played.

Hellebuyck last appeared on May 2, stopping 22 of 23 shots in a 2-1 win over Norway.

Campbell has allowed seven goals on 40 shots in the tournament, sporting a goals-against average of 3.50 and a save percentage of .825.     

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Next up: USA vs. Denmark - Friday, May 8 at 1:15pm CT.

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