It’s not quite NHL playoff hockey in May or even AHL level playoffs in the spring, but Jets fans still have a chance to see a handful of Jets players as they play in the IIHF World Championships taking part this year in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France.
Mark Scheifele, Josh Morrissey, and Eric Comrie are all wearing the beloved red and white of Canada. Jacob Trouba, Andrew Copp, and Connor Hellebuyck make up another trio of Jets who are representing Team USA. Last but not least everyone’s favorite Great Dane, Nik Ehlers is skating for Denmark.
Here, we’ll recap the daily exploits of their teams and their individual performances:
DENMARK HOLDS OFF SLOVAKIA
Denmark was looking real good for the first 40 minutes of their game against Slovakia and took a 3-0 lead with 20 minutes left to go in the game, but Slovakia staged a third period rally that tied things up just under ten minutes left in the game.
Overtime settled nothing and Morten Green ended up being the hero Denmark needed as he was the only player to score in the shootout to give Denmark a 4-3 win.
Nik Ehlers didn’t “goon” things up like he did in the last game, only with just a minor penalty, but he also was point-less in the game with only three shots taken.
Denmark goes to 0-1-0-2 (1 OT win and 2 losses) but their next contest is against the unbeaten Russians on Thursday.