World Championships Game Day: Day Eleven

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Belarus 3
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 10 PIM

Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Dmitry Korobov assisted on Mikhail Grabovski's First Period goal in Belarus' 3-1 victory over Latvia. Korobov played 19:16 in the match. Kristers Gudlevkis sat backup to Edgars Masalskis for Latvia in defeat.

World Championships Game Day: Day Ten

Group B
USA 3 vs. Finland 1
Tyler Johnson, USA, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of Third Period goals and was 45% on draws in 22:25 of ice time as USA knocked off Finland 3-1. Johnson was named USA's best player in the match. Johnson is currently tied for 9th in tournament scoring. Nashville's Seth Jones had a pair of helpers in the win for the US, as well.

Russia 3 vs. Germany 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy needed a masterful 27 save performance to help Russia stave off a spirited effort by Germany 3-0. It took 3 third period markers, including an empty netter by Viktor Tikhonov, for Russia to put the Germans away. The victory clinches the top spot in Group B for the Russians, but it may have come at a very high price. Team captain Alexander Ovechkin left the ice after 15:48 of ice time with what some observers deemed to likely be a catastrophic knee injury.

World Championships Game Day: Day Nine

Group A
Slovakia 4 vs. Italy 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik's scoreless tournament continued in Slovakia's 4-1 win over Italy. Rising Red Wings star Tomas Tatar had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Slovaks. Their club is coached by former Lightning forward Vladimir Vujtek. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for the match.

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Russia 4
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, .975 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov continued his outstanding tournament with 2 goals and 3 points en route to being named the best player of the match as Russia toppled Latvia 4-1. Kristers Gudlevskis turned aside 39 shots in defeat. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 14 for the victory.

Belarus 5 vs. Germany 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had a minor for tripping in 18:20 in Belarus' 5-2 win over Germany. The Belarusian attack was paced by 2 goals and 3 points by NHLer Mikhail Grabovski.

World Championships Game Day: Day Eight

Group A
Sweden 3 vs. Slovakia 1
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, No Decision, 24/25, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus entered the game after the First Intermission, spelling starter Jan Laco, in Slovakia's 3-1 loss to Sweden. Lightning forward Richard Panik was also scoreless in 19:20 in the match, although he did lead the Slovaks in shots on goal in the contest. Wings rising star Gustav Nyqvist had a goal in the win for the Swedes.

Group B
USA 4 vs. Kazakhstan 3 (OT)
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-3-5, E, 2 PIM

It took Seth Jones' goal 1:05 into Overtime for Team USA to dispatch pesky Kazakhstan 4-3. Jones had 2 goals and 3 points in the win and was named his team's best player. Tyler Johnson was 45% on draws in 20:26 of ice time.

World Championships Game Day: Day Seven

Group B
USA 5 vs. Latvia 6
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Win, 31/36, 5.00 GAA, .861 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .884 sv%

Tyler Johnson, USA, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, E, 2 PIM

Latvia got goals from 6 different players, including ex-Senators draft pick Kaspars Daugavins, as they stunned Team USA 6-5. Predators defenseman Seth Jones had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Americans.

Finland 2 vs. Belarus 0
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 8 PIM

Ex-Blackhawks draft pick Petri Kontiola had 2 goals as Finland held off pesky Belarus 2-0. Predators netminder Pekka Rinne stopped all 15 shots he faced for the Finns. Dmitry Korobov had minors for closing his hand on the puck and interference, the latter of which led to the Third Period Finland insurance goal. He played 20:34 in the match.

World Championships Game Day: Day Six

Group A
Slovakia 5 vs. Norway 2
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a pair of goals as Slovakia defeated Norway to earn their first victory of the World Championships. Richard Panik was scoreless in 12:51 in the win.

Group B
Russia 7 vs. Kazakhstan 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy did not dress for Russia's 7-2 dismantling of Kazakhstan. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 4 points in the match and was named the contest's best player.

World Championships Game Day: Day Five

Group B
Kazakhstan 4 vs. Latvia 5
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .909 sv%

Ex-Thrashers pick Arturs Kulda had a pair of goals to lead Latvia to a narrow 5-4 win over Kazakhstan. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Antropov had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Kazaks. Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgard Masalskis for Latvia.

With all teams now through 3 games of the round robin phase of the tournament, Richard Panik's Slovakia is in last in the 8 team Group A. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Russia are currently 1st in Group B, followed by second place Team USA and Tyler Johnson, third place Gudlevskis and Latvia, and fourth place Dmitry Korobov and home country Belarus.

World Championships Game Day: Day Four

Group A
Slovakia 3 vs. France 5
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

What has gotten into Team France? Two games removed from a stunning upset of Canada, the French got 2 goals each from Baptiste Amar and Stars forward Antoine Roussel to upend Slovakia 5-3. Richard Panik was -1 in 15:59 in the match and remains scoreless in the tournament.

Group B
Switzerland 3 vs. Belarus 4
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM

Dmitry Korobov assisted on a Second Period goal in 23:33 of ice time as the host nation Belarus defeated Switzerland 4-3. Mikhail Grabovski's goal with 2:06 left in the Third Period broke the 3-3 deadlock and delivered the Belarusians a key 3 points on the opening round table.

Russia 6 vs. USA 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 39/40, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%

Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 2 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is the truth. The young netminder helped Russia overcome a 40-23 shot deficit as they thumped Team USA 6-1. Tyler Johnson was 68% on draws in 18:18 of ice time in defeat. Vasilevskiy was named the game's best player while ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov continued his strong tournament with 2 goals and 3 points in the win.

World Championships Game Day: Day Three

Group B
Germany 3 vs. Latvia 2
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 30/33, 3.04 GAA, .900 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .909 sv%

Thomas Oppenheimer's goal with 4:34 left in the Third Period broke a 2-2 tie and delivered Germany a 3-2 victory over Latvia. Flyers draft pick Marcel Noebels had one of Germany's other goals in the match, assisted by Oppenheimer.

Belarus 4 vs. Kazakhstan 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 20:16 in Belarus' 4-1 win over Kazakhstan. Homestanding Belarus scored 4 unanswered goals to get the victory in front of their home nation fans. Ex-Lightning pick Kirill Gotovets was -1 in 9:04 in the match for the Belarusians.

Finland 2 vs. Russia 4
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Russia to a 4-2 win over Finland. Caps star Alexander Ovechkin also had a goal in the contest for the Russians. Jackets netminder Sergei Boborovsky turned aside 34 for the win.

World Championships Game Day: Day Two

Group A
Canada 4 vs. Slovakia 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Richard Panik was on the ice for a pair of Third Period Canadian goals as a 1-1 game at the Second Intermission was blown wide open for an eventual 4-1 win. Panik played 17:07 in the match. Ottawa forward Kyle Turris had a helper and was named Canada's best player in the match.

Group B
Finland 2 vs. Latvia 3
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgars Masalskis in Latvia's 3-2 upset win over Finland. Ex-Senators pick Kaspars Dagavins had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Latvia.

USA 3 vs. Switzerland 2
Tyler Johnson, USA, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson assisted on the Third Period power play goal to tie the game at 2-2 and followed up with the even strength game-winning goal less that 12 minutes to lead USA to a 3-2 win over Switzerland. Johnson was also 55% on draws in 18:46 of ice time. Ex-Lightning signee Retu Suri was scoreless and -1 in 16:11 in the match for the Swiss side. Suri was on the ice for Johnson's game winner.

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