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 5, SLOVAKIA 0
Cam Talbot earned his second shutout of the tournament as Canada blanked Slovakia in a 5-0 victory on day 9 at Worlds.
A quiet first half of the opening 20 minutes saw chances come but it would be Canadian defenceman Morgan Rielly who would finally put the nation on the board with a 1-0 lead. Seven minutes later, Canada forward Matt Duchene secured a two-goal lead.
Taylor Hall and Connor McDavid continued with their contributions as well in the second period. McDavid earning the second assist on Hall’s power play and sixth goal of the tournament.
Playing against his Oilers teammates, Slovak captain Andrej Sekera, who has recorded three goals and one assist for four points in five games, was unable to capitalize on the 18 shooting chances Team Slovakia had against Canada.
Canada continued their offensive push with two more goals for the 5-0 win over Slovakia.
As Canada prepares to increase their 5-game win streak to six as they prepare to face France on Monday at 7:15 a.m. MDT. -- Meg Tilley, edmontonoilers.com