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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 / 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 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 32 5 15 -9 20
A. Henrique 26 8 10 2 18
M. Zidlicky 33 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 32 4 10 -1 14
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
P. Elias 27 3 9 -13 12
E. Gelinas 26 4 6 3 10
T. Zajac 25 4 4 -4 8
S. Bernier 22 2 6 3 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 0 1 2 .942 1.71
C. Schneider 11 15 3 .916 2.55