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Czechs rally to top France in overtime at worlds

Jagr leads Czechs with seven points (4g-3a) after preliminary round

Tuesday, 05.20.2014 / 4:56 PM ET / News
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Czechs rally to top France in overtime at worlds
Czechs rally to top France in overtime at worlds

The Czech Republic closed out the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship with a comeback to remember.

Jaromir Jagr scored one of three second-period goals for the Czechs, who erased a 3-0 deficit en route to a 5-4 overtime victory over France on Tuesday.

Jan Kolar won it for the Czech Republic at 2:36 of the extra session, setting up a quarterfinal matchup with the United States on Thursday.

NBCSN will broadcast the game on a 30-minute tape delay at 9:30 a.m. ET. Live streaming coverage will begin at 9 a.m. on stream.nbcsports.com.

Jagr’s tally – his team-leading fourth of the tournament – completed the rally by tying the contest, 3-3, at 11:29 of the second. He was later denied by French netminder Florian Hardy on a penalty shot at 16:15.

The Czechs blew a 4-3 lead in the third period when Antoine Roussel scored at 2:36 to even the score at 4.

Jagr leads the Czechs with seven points (4g-3a) in seven games and finished the prelim round on a five-game point streak (3g-3a).

In Tuesday's other games, Peter DeBoer and Canada secured the top spot in Group A with a 3-2 win over Norway and will face Finland in the quarters.

Damien Brunner and Switzerland failed to advance but ended the tournament on a high note, defeating Latvia, 3-2. Brunner opened the scoring with his third goal and finished second on the Swiss squad with six points (3g-3a) in seven games.

Raman Hrabarenka and host Belarus dropped their preliminary-round finale to Russia, 2-1, but still earned a fourth-place finish in Group B and a quarterfinal meeting with defending champion Sweden.

Hrabarenka has two assists and is plus-5 through seven games.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 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