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2015 IIHF World Championships - Day 4

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have five players participating in the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championships 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.

SWEDEN 8, LATVIA 1

Loui Eriksson recorded a hat trick as Sweden pounded Latvia 8-1 at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Sweden scored three power play goals in the game, and had a 5-1 lead by the end of the first period. In addition to Eriksson, Filip Forsberg, Oscar Moller, Jacob Josefson, Joel Lundqvist and Victor Rask scored goals for Sweden.

Lauris Darzins was the lone goal scorer for Latvia.

Oilers centre Anton Lander finished +1 with three shots on goal. Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom played just 3:50 for Sweden, leaving the game with a back issue. It is not expected to be serious.

Sweden, now 3-0, will now face Canada on Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m.


USA 4, RUSSIA 2

The United States improved to 3-0 with a 4-2 win over Russia at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship.

Former Oilers centre, Mark Arcobello, scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. at 11:52 of the third, making it a 3-1 game.

Trevor Lewis, Torey Krug and Brock Nelson also scored for the U.S.

Former Oiler and Russian defenceman Anton Belov scored his team’s first goal at 2:40 of the second. Sergei Plotnikov also scored for Russia.

Oilers winger and U.S. forward, Matt Hendricks, recorded two penalty minutes in the game.

NHL Central Scouting’s second-ranked North American skater, ahead of the 2015 NHL Draft, Jack Eichel recorded an assist for USA.

The Americans play Belarus on Thursday, at 8:15 a.m.


CANADA 6, CZECH REPUBLIC 3

A pair of Oilers opened scoring for Canada as they doubled up Czech Republic for a 6-3 win at the 2015 Worlds.

Jordan Eberle was the first on the board for Canada at 4:18 of the opening frame. The Oilers winger picked up the puck behind the Czech net and buried a backhand. He was assisted by Aaron Ekblad and Matt Duchene.

Oilers winger Taylor Hall was next up, scoring off a nice feed by Jake Muzzin at 19:02 of the first. Eberle recorded an assist on the goal, for his second point of the game.

Martin Erat and Martin Zatovic scored the next two goal for the Czechs to draw even with Canada.

Sean Courturier, Tyler Seguin and Sidney Crosby ticked off the next three goals, helping lift Canada to a 5-2 lead going into the second half of the third period.

Czech’s Vladimir Sobotka and Canada’s Tyler Toffoli traded goals in the game’s final 2:25 as the Canadian’s skated away with the win.

Hall finished the game +1 with a goal and an assist and three shots on goal. Eberle was +1 with two shots on goal and a goal and an assist as well.

Canada takes on Sweden this Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m.

-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com

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