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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.

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