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Brunner, Jagr fuel victories at worlds

Switzerland, Czech Republic serve up wins in Wednesday's action

Wednesday, 05.14.2014 / 1:40 PM ET / News
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Brunner, Jagr fuel victories at worlds
Brunner, Jagr fuel victories at worlds

It was a double victory day for the Devils at the IIHF World Championship on Wednesday.

Damien Brunner scored on the power play and assisted on the winning goal for Switzerland, which beat Germany, 3-2, for its first win in four tries in Minsk.

At Chizhovka Arena, Jaromir Jagr notched the insurance goal with 4:26 left in regulation as the Czech Republic blanked Italy, 2-0.

Brunner’s tally opened the scoring for Switzerland at 12:17 of the first period. In the second, his setup for Kevin Romy at 16:27 produced a 3-1 lead and the eventual game winner.

Brunner has four points in four games (2g-2a) for the Swiss, who face Finland in Group B play on Friday.

Jagr has three points in four games (2g-1a) for the Czech Republic, which outshot the Italians, 37-11. The Czechs are off until Saturday, when they take on Denmark in Group A action. 

The Czechs' first regulation win snapped a two-game skid. After topping Slovakia in overtime to start the tournament, they suffered losses to undefeated Sweden, in a shootout, and Canada.

Jagr now has 27 goals and 61 points in 64 career games at the world championship. Brunner's career totals improved to 16 points (6g-10a) in 18 games.

Thursday’s schedule includes Peter DeBoer and Canada against Denmark and Albany (AHL) defenseman Raman Hrabarenka and host Belarus versus Finland.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59