The third day of the 2019 IIHF World Championships, the Lightning had five players in action, with all of them picking up shutout wins for their respective countries.
Mathieu Joseph scored Team Canada's opening goal, which held up to be the game-winner in a 8-0 victory over Great Britain. For Joseph, it was his first goal of the tournament. Anthony Cirelli was held off the scoresheet for the second straight game.
Nikita Kucherov posted a goal and an assist in Russia's 5-0 victory over Austria. Kucherov's two-point game gives him five points for the tournament (two goals, three assists). Kucherov's five points rank tied for first in the tournament among all skaters. Mikhail Sergachev chipped in with an assist in the win. Andrei Vasilevskiy who started in Russia's first game of the tournament on Friday had the game off.
Bolts defenseman Erik Cernak ranks tied for first among all tournament defensemen for goals with two. Cernak and the Slovakians take on Canada while Russia and the Czech Republic will square off on Monday.