WORLDS: Gaborik's two goals lift Slovakia over Slovenia - LA Kings Insider

Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal with 5:44 remaining and added an empty-netter as Slovakia stunned Slovenia with three third period goals to erase a 1-0 deficit during a 3-1 win in Group B Preliminary Round play Tuesday at the World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Anze Kopitar was held scoreless in the loss. IIHF RECAP

On Monday, after the previous World Championships update had been posted, Tyler Toffoli assisted on Sean Couturier’s goal and scored an empty-netter in Canada’s 6-3 win over the Czech Republic in Prague. The game was tied at two late in the second period before Couturier’s go-ahead marker. After Martin Jones stopped 17 shots in Canada’s 10-0 win over Germany, Mike Smith was back in net for Team Canada. IIHF RECAP

After three games, Kings’ countries have won 9 of 12 games:
Canada (1st place, Group A): 3-0-0-0 (W-OTW-OTL-L) / 9 points / +18 goal differential
United States (1st place, Group B): 3-0-0-0 / 9 points / +7 goal differential
Slovakia (2nd place, Group B): 1-2-0-0 / 7 points / +4 goal differential
Slovenia (7th place, Group B): 0-0-0-3 / 0 points / -6 goal differential
-points are distributed in the 3-2-1-0 system

Kings scorers (all have played three games):
Tyler Toffoli (CAN): 2-2=4 / +5 / 7 SOG / 2 PIM
Trevor Lewis (USA): 2-1=3 / +2 / 7 SOG / 0 PIM
Marian Gaborik (SVK): 2-0=2 / +2 / 12 SOG / 4 PIM
Jake Muzzin (CAN): 0-2=2 / +5 / 4 SOG / 2 PIM
Anze Kopitar (SLO): 1-1=2 / -3 / 5 SOG / 0 PIM
Martin Jones (CAN): 1-0-0-0 / 0.00 GAA / 1.00 Sv%

The tournament continues on Thursday when Canada faces Sweden and Slovakia faces Norway. On Thursday, the United States will return to action against Belarus, while Slovenia will face Finland.

Canada-Czech pictures:

Canada v Czech Republic - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Canada v Czech Republic - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

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Canada v Czech Republic - 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

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Video of Trevor Lewis’ goal against Russia: