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2015 IIHF DAY 9: Eberle scores twice

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have five players participating in the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Czech Republic: Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall (Canada), Anton Lander and Oscar Klefbom (Sweden) and Matt Hendricks (United States).

We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!

We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel, who is playing for USA.

CANADA 4, FRANCE 3

Jordan Eberle scored two goals to help lead Canada to a 4-3 win over France on Saturday.

Tyler Seguin opened the scoring on the power play 11:26 into the first period and Eberle doubled the lead 1:06 later. Eberle's goal was assistedby Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene.

Before the end of the first, Julien Desrosiers tallied for France to make it a 2-1 game.

Seguin scored his second of the game on the power play seven minutes into the second period to make it 3-1 for Canada but France wouldn't go away quietly.

In the third, France scored two goals 35 seconds apart to tie the game at 3-3. Yorick Treille and Damian Fleury got the tallies.

However, 2:22 later Eberle saved the day with the game-winning goal midway through the third. The Oilers winger scored on the power play, from Brent Burns and Sidney Crosby to make the final 4-3.

SWEDEN VS. SWITZERLAND

Sweden needed overtime to defeat Switzerland on Saturday, 2-1. Filip Forsberg scored 3:49 into the extra frame to get the victory for the Swedes.

Sweden initially got the lead 7:17 into the game when Elias Lindholm scored at even strength.

The game stayed 1-1 until Simon Bodenmann tied it 34 seconds into the third.

Anton Lander had 16:51 of icetime and two penalty minutes for Sweden while Oscar Klefbom had a shot on goal and was -1 in 21:49 to rank behind only Oliver Ekman-Larsson in icetime on his club.

-- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com

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