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Four Panthers Record Goals in Opening Weekend of World Championship

by Chrissy Parente / Florida Panthers

The 2015 World Championship got underway this past weekend with a number of Florida Panthers recording a point.

Fourty-three-year old veteran Jaromir Jagr scored two goals in two games for the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic lost their first game 6-5 to Sweden on Friday but won 4-2 against Latvia on Saturday. Jagr became the oldest player to score a goal in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

Panther Rookie Defenseman Aaron Ekblad recorded one goal in Team Canada’s 10-0 shutout over Germany on Sunday in 10:38 TOI.

F Aleksander Barkov recorded one goal and logged 15:05 TOI for Team Finland on Sunday in their 3-0 victory over Denmark. F Jussi Jokinen, line mate with Barkov, scored one goal and recorded one assist in 14:23 TOI to help secure the shutout for Finland.

Canada faces the Czech Republic today at 2:15 p.m. where Jagr and Ekblad will face off on opposing teams. Finland will face off against Norway today at 2:15 p.m. as well.

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