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Vasilevskiy records a shutout as the Russians win again

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 23 shots he faced in Russia's 3-0 victory over the Czech Republic on Monday

by TampaBayLightning.com

Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to three games on Monday in Team Russia's 3-0 win over the Czech Republic. Kucherov has now tallied six points (two goals, four assists) in three games, ranking second in the tournament for points and tied for second in assists.

Andrei Vasilevskiy posted a 23-save shutout in the win over the Czech Republic, Russia's second consecutive shutout victory. Vasilevskiy is a perfect 2-0-0-0 so far in the tournament, making 48 saves on 50 shots in two games. Mikhail Sergachev, Jan Rutta and Ondrej Palat were all held off the scoresheet in the contest.

Team Canada was in action against Slovakia on Monday, with the Canadians earning a 6-5 win over the tournament's host country. Canada scored the game-winner with one second remaining in regulation. Anthony Cirelli notched his first goal of the tournament mid-way through the second period, which tied the game at 4-4.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: 🇨 SCORES!Anthony Cirelli (@TBLightning) bangs home the equalizer, as @HC_Men ties it up once again!4-4 | #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/w4klamajka

Erik Cernak helped set up Slovakia's first goal of the game with a slap shot from the blueline. Cernak had his two-game goal scoring streak snapped in the loss.

All eight Lightning players participating at the World Championships have Tuesday off.

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