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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.

NA Juniors Playoffs Game Night: 5-9-14

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 3 @ Guelph Storm 4
Storm win best-of-7 OHL Finals, 4-1

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 22 GP, 4-6-10, +1, 18 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Guelph clinched the 2014 OHL title with another come-from-behind victory, winning 4-3 in Game 5 to win the series, 4-1. North Bay, who had a one-goal lead going into the final minute of Game 3 before losing in regulation, held a 3-2 lead entering the final period. The Storm scored twice on 13 shots, including the championship-winner with 27 seconds left. Guelph will now move on to the Memorial Cup, hosted by nearby London.

North Bay’s elimination means Dylan Blujus’ junior career is likely over. The 2012 second rounder can be signed and play in the AHL next season for Syracuse. Blujus' right-handed shot is needed in the Tampa Bay organization. He projects as a defense-first defenseman with above-average skating ability.

World Championships Game Day: Day One

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

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

Richard Panik was scoreless in 16:56 in Slovakia's 3-2 loss to Czech Republic. Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Jan Laco in the loss. Devils forward Jaromir Jagr had a goal in the win.

Group B
Switzerland 0 vs. Russia 5
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup for Sergei Bobrovsky's 27 save shutout of Switzerland in Russia's World Championships opener. Russian captain Alexander Ovechkin had a pair of helpers in the win. Former Lightning signee Retu Suri was scoreless in 14:56 in defeat.

Belarus 1 vs. USA 6
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM

Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Tyler Johnson had 2 power play helpers as Team USA wrecked Belarus 6-1. Johnson played 16:26 in the game and was also 59% on draws. Dmitry Korobov played 20:03 and was -2 in defeat. Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba had a pair of goals in the win for the Americans.

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