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 6, SWEDEN 0
Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot recorded the shutout as Canada dominated Sweden 6-0 to advance to the semi finals, where they will play Team USA.
Mark Scheifele opened scoring for the red and white at 18:39 of the first. Canada never trailed and never looked back.
Oilers winger Taylor Hall finished the game playing 16:44. He had four shots on goal and was +1 with an assist on Canada’s sixth goal, scored by Derick Brassard.
Connor McDavid was held off the scoresheet, playing 17:45. He had two shots on goal.
Talbot stopped all 24 shots he faced in the win. Talbot is now 5-1 in this tournament with a .941 save percentage.
RUSSIA 4, GERMANY 1
Patrick Reimer scored to give Germany a 1-0 lead at 4:45 of the first period. However, that’s all the success the Germans would have offensively for the rest of the game as Russia tallied the next four goals in a 4-1 win to eliminate their opponent.
Vadim Shipachyov and Yevgeni Dadonov had a big second period for the host country. Shipachyov had two goals and an assist in the middle frame, while Dadonov had a goal and an assist.
Alex Ovechkin put the icing on the cake at 2:45 of the third, making it 4-1.
Oilers winger Leon Draisaitl was -1 in 17:23 of ice time, registering two shots on goal. He finishes his tournament run with a goal and three assists in eight games.
Russia advances to play the undefeated Team Finland in the semi finals on Saturday. The winner of that game will take on the winner of Canada vs USA.
USA 2, CZECH REPUBLIC 1 SO
Two Oilers skaters advance to the semi finals as the United States downed Czech Republic 2-1 in a shootout.
Top 2016 NHL Draft prospect Auston Matthews scored in regulation and potted the lone shootout goal to lift the Americans to victory.
Team USA fell behind at 15:23 of the first period. Oilers winger Patrick Maroon received a hooking penalty, leading to a penalty shot by Tomas Zohorna. The Czech Republic skater fired it home to put his team up 1-0.
Matthews scored at 1:27 of the second period to tie the game.
In the shootout, Oilers winger Matt Hendricks failed to convert as the Americans’ first shooter. Matthews, however, made good on his chance to end the game after Zohorna failed to respond.
Maroon played 10:14 in the game, finishing with two shots on goal. Hendricks played 11:58. -- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.comAll Times Mountain