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Hornqvist scores twice; McCann makes magic


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Patric Hornqvist. -- ANDRE RINGUETTE / IIHF

The third day of the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia included four games featuring Penguins players.

How did they do?

Patric Hornqvist scored twice in Sweden's 8-0 win over Italy. He now has three goals in two games in the tournament:

Hornqvist recorded five shots in 17:40 of ice time in the win and finished with a plus-2 rating.

Marcus Pettersson played 15:24 in the win, and recorded one shot on goal and a plus-3 rating.

Matt Murray was the backup goaltender in Canada's 8-0 shutout of Italy, with Flyers goaltender Carter Hart taking the start. This was the first game of a back-to-back for Canada, and Hart got the start against the lesser of the two opponents.

Jared McCann flew past Great Britain's defense to position himself for a great feed to a wide-open Anthony Mantha, who buried the puck:

McCann was a plus-1 and took two shots in 14:41.

Teddy Blueger was scoreless in Latvia's 3-1 loss to Switzerland. His 21:09 of ice time was the third-highest on the team, and he registered a rating of minus-2.

Evgeni Malkin tallied one secondary assist in Russia's 5-0 shutout of Austria. He recorded three shots and a plus-1 rating in 17:18.

Around the rest of the tournament:

• USA defeated France, 7-1Alex Debrincat and Colin White each scored twice.

• Germany defeated Denmark, 2-1, with both goals coming from former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins — Matthias Plachta opened the scoring for Germany, and Freddie Tiffels scored a highlight-reel goal that would stand to be the game-winner:

No surprise there; he's such a skilled player.

There are four games on the schedule for Monday. Malkin and Dominik Simon will face off in Russia's meeting with the Czech Republic. Canada will face Slovakia, with Murray getting his second start of the tournament. Sweden will play Norway. The USA and Finland will be the lone game without any Penguins players.


Day 1: Hornqvist scores; Malkin and Simon record assists
Day 2: Blueger gets two points in Latvia win

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