The Edmonton Oilers have seven players participating in the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Russia: Connor McDavid (Canada), Cam Talbot (Canada), Taylor Hall (Canada), Matt Hendricks (USA), Patrick Maroon (USA), Andrej Sekera (Slovakia) and Leon Draisaitl (Germany).
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CANADA 4, FRANCE 0
Team Canada blanked France 4-0 to move to 6-0 in the preliminary round. Taylor Hall recorded an assist, while Connor McDavid also had a helper in the win.
Hall and McDavid’s assists came on Mark Stone’s power-play goal at 8:32 of the first period, which put the Canadians on top 1-0.
Matt Duchene, Mark Scheifele and Corey Perry all added goals to lead Canada to victory.
Hall now has six goals and two assists in six games for the red and white. McDavid has seven points, all assists, in six games.
Canada closes out their preliminary schedule with a game against Finland Tuesday at 11:15 am MT. The game is for first place in Group B, as both teams are undefeated.
GERMANY 4, HUNGARY 2
Braun Constantin broke the 2-2 tie at 17:24 of the third period with Oilers centre Leon Draisaitl assisting on the goal. Germany scored again at 19:27 of the final frame to close out their 4-2 win over Hungary. With the win, Germany guaranteed a spot in the quarter finals.
Draisaitl played 18:27 for the game, recording one assist. The young Oilers forward has one goal and three assists in seven games.
Germany finished 4-0-1-2 in preliminary play and has reached the quarter finals for the first time since 2011..
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.comAll Times Mountain