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2015 IIHF World Championship Day 12

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 regularly!

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


Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist and Taylor Hall scored a goal to help lead Canada to a 10-1 rout of Austria to conclude the round robin portion of their tournament.

Canada finished the tournament with a perfect 7-0-0 record and will now face Belarus on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. MDT.

With a goal and an assist, Eberle moved into fourth in tournament scoring with five goals and five assists for 10 points in seven games. Hall sits in ninth in tournament scoring with six goals and three assists for nine points in 10 games.

The Canadians scored four goals in the first period, two in the second and four more in the third. Austria's lone goal came at the start of the third period.

Matt Duchene and Jason Spezza each led the way with two goals and two assists apiece. Canada's other goals were scored by Aaron Ekblad, Tyson Barrie, Brayden Schenn and Nathan MacKinnon.

Mike Smith stopped 14 of 15 shots for Canada in goal. Sidney Crosby did not play.


Team USA defeated Slovakia 5-4 in overtime on Tuesday to clinch top spot in Group B. 

Ben Smith and Seth Jones scored in the opening period to give the Americans a 2-0 lead. Then 27 seconds into the second period, Anders Lee scored to make it 3-0.

From there, Slovakia roared back and scored four unanswered goals to move ahead 4-3 in the second period. 46 seconds after Milan Bartovic made it 4-3 for Slovakia, Charlie Coyle scored to tie the game at 4-4.

After a back-and-forth middle frame, both teams locked it down in the third period and the game went into extra time. 4:32 into OT, Jack Eichel scored to give USA the win.

Oilers centre and Team USA captain Matt Hendricks had one shot on goal in 11:15 of icetime.

-- Marc Ciampa,

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