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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USA 5, HUNGARY 1
The United States won their third game of the tournament in five outings, moving into third place in the Group B standings after defeating Hungary 5-1.
Neither team scored in the first period but USA dominated play with a 15-1 edge on the shot clock.
In the second period, two goals 18 seconds apart by Nick Foligno and Vince Hinostroza in the opening five minutes opened the floodgates. Dylan Larkin added a goal with 5:48 to go in the middle frame to make it a 3-0 game. After two, shots were 25-4 for the Americans.
Foligno added his second of the game 12:07 into the third and Oilers forward Patrick Maroon assisted on a goal by Connor Murphy with 4:40 to play in the game to extend USA's lead to 5-0.
Hungary finally got on the board with 2:01 to play as Istvan Sofron netted a power play goal to make it 5-1.
Final shot count in the lopsided game was 37-8 for USA.
Maroon had an assist and was +2 in 12:28 of icetime. Oilers forward Matt Hendricks had a +1 rating in 12:04.
USA faces Germany next on Sunday at 7:15 a.m. MDT. -- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com
GERMANY 5, BELARUS 2
For the first time since 2007, Germany defeated Belarus and did it convincingly, by a 5-2 margin to move into fourth place in Group B.
The Germans got off to a great start, on a goal by Patrick Reimer 4:26 in. Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl then followed that up with a goal 1:18 later to make it 2-0. Felix Schultz tallied less than five minutes later to extend the lead to 3-0.
Belarus tallied a power play goal 8:08 into the second period to narrow the gap to 3-1. The Germans got that one back six minutes later, however.
Andrei Stas scored midway through the third to make it 4-2. Germany added an empty netter to make the final 5-2.
Draisaitl was +2 with a goal in 13:22 of icetime.
Germany's next game is against USA on Sunday at 7:15 a.m. MDT.
-- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com