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We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2014 NHL Draft prospect Leon Draisaitl, who is playing for Germany. SWITZERLAND 3 - GERMANY 2
Top 2014 draft prospect Leon Draisaitl played just under 12 minutes in Germany’s 3-2 loss to Switzerland at the 2014 IIHF World Championships.
Switzerland’s Damien Brunner scored at 12:17 of the opening period to take the 1-0 lead. But Germany responded quickly as Thomas Oppenheimer netted the equalizer just 1:40 later.
Switzerland followed up with two-straight goals in the second period which made it 3-1. A second goal by Oppenheimer at 18:52 of the middle frame wouldn’t be enough to mount a comeback for Germany as they dropped the 3-2 decision at Minsk Arena.
The win was Switzerland’s first of the tournament.
Next up for Germany is a game against Belarus on Saturday at 7:45 a.m. MT. SLOVAKIA 5 - NORWAY
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin registered in assist as Slovakia downed Norway 5-2.
Tomas Tatar opened the scoring at 1:06 of the first period. Then the two teams traded goals and entered the second tied at two. Slovakia would pull away in the middle frame.
Slovakia ticked off three-unanswered goals starting at 19:42 of the second period with Ladislav Nagy’s first goal of the game. Nagy scored again 7:47 into the third period and Michel Miklik capped off the scoring at 8:33.
Marincin’s assist came on Nagy’s first goal of the game. He finished the game with 16:36 of ice time and two penalty minutes.
Slovakia plays Italy next on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. MT.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com
The Edmonton Oilers have four players participating in the 2014 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Belarus: Ben Scrivens (Canada), Philip Larsen (Denmark), Martin Marincin (Slovakia) and Jeff Petry (United States).