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For total coverage from the Oilers competing with this month’s Environment Championship as well as their unique and country’s performances, check out our international page DAY Seven COVERAGESVK vs. FRAGamesheetHighlightsNOR vs. CANGamesheetHighlightsMOREFull IIHF World Championship coverageView Comprehensive ScheduleView StandingsSLOVAKIA 3, FRANCE 1p.p1 margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibrispan.s1 font-kerning: noneSlovakia took on the ice Thursday for just a pivotal test in opposition to the French as they continue on to chase down their arch-rivals Czech Republic for fourth put in Team A and its coveted quarter-final place.They designed great on their own po sibility to tighten that race. With record on their own side, the Slovaks have been ready to help make it 7 victories in exce s of France in 8 attempts once they pulled absent late with the 3-1 victory. The gain, their 2nd of your event, pulled them into fourth in Team A standings and gave them a three-point cushion about the Czechs, who however have a very game-in-hand.Slovak ahead David Bondra, son of NHL terrific Peter, opened the scoring with a wrister in the remaining while in the first. His linemate David Buc would prolong Slovakia’s lead to 2-0 within the center frame when he tucked away a point-shot rebound. France responded to pull inside one just ten minutes later.A nervous ending in the 3rd ensued when Slovakia, clinging to your 2-1 direct, took a high-sticking penalty with fewer than two minutes remaining. France pulled their goalie for that 6-on-4 benefit but their bid for that equalizer was thwarted when Michal Cajkovsky received unfastened and potted an empty-netter.Oilers blueliner Andrej Sekera bolstered the blueline and led all Slovak d-men with 21:seventeen TOI and finished the working day plus-2. Sekera has recorded a person intention, one support and is minus-1 around the event.Following dropping their past 8 IIHF appearances, Slovakia has rattled off wins inside their last two. Staying up coming year’s host, these are excluded with the relegation battle, but their sights are established on a top-four end in Team A and locking up a quarter-final visual appeal at this year’s event. They will carry on that quest against a robust Swedish squad, who sits atop Team A standings, on Saturday, May perhaps twelve.NORWAY 0, CANADA 5Connor McDavid was unstoppable for Canada, recording a hat-trick in a dominating 4-0 get over Norway in Copenhagen.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins recorded an a sist within the Oilers captain’s third objective while in the first frame that effectively and definitely put the sport out of get to for the Norwegians. Bo Horvat added a set of goals while St. Louis Blues defenceman and St. Albert products Colton Parayko extra a pair of helpers.Norway struggled to handle McDavid’s speed and manage early, immediately regretting leaving Canada’s captain with on a regular basis on the globe guiding the net to stroll out uncontested and snap the go-ahead goal earlier Lars Haugen just 1:23 into your 1st period. Up 2-0 right after Horvat place them up by a pair, McDavid scored a highlight-reel target through the slot slipping down when he unleashed a wrist shot to the top-left corner after putting the puck through the legs of Kristian Forsberg.Team B’s seventh-place staff were being kicking on their own again if they designed McDavid’s hat-trick goal on their own individual when Dennis Sveum took out the ankle of his personal goaltender in front of the net around the penalty kill. A di satisfied Haugen could only view as McDavid flipped the puck about him for his hat-trick, in the end sealing the three points for Canada in advance of Horvat could history his next purpose within the third period of time.An extra time get with the Usa from Latvia earlier in the day suggests Canada sit tied for to start with in Group G with ten factors, only trailing on tiebreaker following the Americans’ tournament-opening gain above their continental rivals. Canada perform Finland subsequent on Saturday afternoon, this means the specific situation atop the group is going to obtain a large amount additional appealing as we enter the final games of your round robin phases.