Sunday was a busy day for Oilers players and prospects as all six players representing their respective countries suited up.Devan Dubnyk
joined Team Canada and Jordan Eberle
suited up for the Canadians for his second game. The pair faced off against Oilers prospects Magnus Paajarvi
-Svensson and Linus Omark
In Cologne, Ryan Potulny and Taylor Chorney
helped USA win its second game in the relegation round in as many days, defeating France 4-0. SWE 3 - CAN 1
Oilers GM Steve Tambellini was in the building to watch three Oilers prospects battle head-to-head as Canada met Sweden in a key Qualifying Round match-up.
It was Sweden - with Magnus Paajarvi
-Svensson and Linus Omark
- that bettered Team Canada and Jordan Eberle
on this day. The Swedes won the game 3-1 on the strength of two goals from Jonas Andersson and 32 saves from Jonas Gustavsson.
Sweden got on the board early when Omark's line struck for a goal 2:35 in. Johan Harju wristed a shot blocker side past Chris Mason to make it 1-0. Andersson's two goals came in the second period 3:04 apart to make it a three-goal lead.
Brooks Laich scored in the third to close the gap, but 3-1 was as close as Canada would get.
Paajarvi-Svensson was third among Swedish forwards with 15:45 of icetime. He had two shots on goal and an even rating. Omark skated for 12:50 with a pair of shots and was +1.
Eberle had 14:33 of icetime which was seventh among Canada's 12 forwards. He was -1 with no shots on goal. The Oilers prospect saw power play time and was put out late in the game as Canada's coach Craig MacTavish shortened the bench in the third. USA 4 - FRA 0
Following a winless preliminary round, the United States has followed that up with two wins in the relegation round in two attempts.
The victory gives USA the lead in the round with six points. Italy and France are tied for second with three points apiece. Kazakhstan is last with a pair of losses. The bottom two teams are relegated down to the Division I World Championships next year.
USA dominated the play on the outset but were unable to score in the opening period. They finally solved French netminder Eddy Ferhi nearly five minutes into the middle frame. Nick Foligno banged home a rebound to score and make it 1-0.
Later in the same period, Brandon Dubnsky scored to double the Americans' lead.
Oshie and Foligno, with his second, scored in the third to make the final 4-0.
USA goaltender Scott Clemmensen only had to make 10 saves for the shutout. Ferhi stopped 27 of 31 for the Frenchmen.
The Oilers' Ryan Potulny had an even rating over 12:48 of icetime. Taylor Chorney
was also even, having played 9:01. UP NEXT
Canada and Sweden wrap up their qualification round schedule on Tuesday. Canada plays the Czech Republic at 8:15 a.m. MT while Sweden takes on the surprisingly undefeated Swiss squad at 12:15 p.m. MT.
USA wraps up the relegation round Tuesday morning at 4:15 a.m. MT against Italy. Picking up a single point in that game will guarantee that the Americans will not be relegated.
regularly throughout the two-week tournament for updates on the Oilers in Germany.
QUALIFICATION ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS
(all times mountain)
Friday, May 14:Canada 12
- Norway 1
| Photos Sweden 4
- Latvia 2
| Photos Sunday, May 16:Sweden 3
vs. Canada 1
Tuesday, May 18:Canada
vs. Czech Republic - 8:15 a.m.
vs. Switzerland - 12:15 p.m.
Photos ======END OF QUALIFICATION ROUND
RELEGATION ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Saturday, May 15:
- Kazakhstan 1
| PhotosSunday, May 16:
vs. France 0
Tuesday, May 18:
vs. Italy - 4:15 a.m.
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======PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Friday, May 7:
- USA 1 OT
| Photos Saturday, May 8:
- Italy 1
| Photos Sunday, May 9:
vs. Norway 2
Monday, May 10:
- USA 1 OT
- Latvia 1
| Photos Tuesday, May 11:
- France 2
| Photos Wednesday, May 12:
- USA 2
- Canada 1
| Photos Thursday, May 13:
Czech Republic 2
- Sweden 1
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