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Jagr assists in Czechs' 1-0 win over Norway

Tied for team points lead with 3g-3a-6pts in six games

Sunday, 05.18.2014 / 6:00 PM ET / News
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Jagr assists in Czechs\' 1-0 win over Norway
Jagr registers assist in Czechs\' 1-0 win over Norway

One goal is all the Czech Republic needed to move closer to the quarterfinals at the IIHF World Championship in Minsk.

Vladimir Sobotka struck for the Czechs' lone tally, just 39 seconds into their 1-0 win over Norway on Sunday. Jaromir Jagr picked up the secondary assist, extending his point streak to four games and tying him for the team lead with six points (3g-3a) in six games.

Jagr, who's playing in his ninth world championship, registered five of the Czech Republic's 39 shots. Alexander Salak made 21 saves for the shutout.

The Czechs can lock up third place in Group A with a win in their preliminary round finale versus France on Tuesday.

Peter DeBoer and Team Canada took over top spot in Group A by knocking off previously undefeated Sweden, 3-2, in overtime on Sunday. Ryan Ellis' goal at 2:38 of the extra session lifted the Canadians to their fifth straight victory.

Canada wraps up prelim play Tuesday against Norway.

Damien Brunner and Switzerland close out their preliminary round against Latvia on Tuesday. Brunner is second among the Swiss with five points (2g-3a) in six games.

Raman Hrabarenka (1a) and host Belarus face Latvia on Monday and Russia on Tuesday.

MORE: Preliminary round schedule and Devils stats

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 68 16 24 -3 40
M. Cammalleri 61 25 13 4 38
P. Elias 62 11 20 -17 31
S. Gomez 51 7 24 -7 31
S. Bernier 60 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 67 11 12 -3 23
A. Larsson 57 3 19 2 22
A. Greene 75 3 17 2 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 55 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47