Leon Draisaitl’s idea in overtime sends Europe over Czech Republic

TORONTO — Leon Draisaitl scored during 2:06 of overtime to lift Europe to a 3-2 feat over a Czech Republic on Monday during a World Cup of Hockey.

Mats Zuccarello sprung Draisaitl all alone and a Oilers brazen kick Czech goalie Petr Mrazek low on his blocker side for his second idea of a tournament.

Shocker! Euros looking good for semis after OT win

Leon Draisaitl’s breakaway idea in overtime opposite a Czechs means a Europeans are 2-0 and looking good to allege from Group A on Monday in World Cup of Hockey action.

Zdeno Chara and Zuccarello scored in law while Jaroslav Halak stopped 28 shots for his second win of a contest as Europe (2-0) changed into initial place in Group A.

Jakub Voracek and Martin Hanzal responded for a Czech Republic (0-2), that is all though separated from advancing to a semifinals. Mrazek done 38 saves.

Europe took a 2-1 lead during 2:17 of a third duration on Zuccarello’s initial of a tournament. Moments after sprawling out to sack Roman Josi with a outrageous glove save, Mrazek mishandled Zuccarello’s whipping wrist shot.

Hanzal tied it 2-2 on a energy play during 8:31 of a third, picking adult a rebound off a finish play around Vladimir Sobotka‘s indicate shot and violence Halak.

Chara non-stop a scoring during 10:04 of a second period, violence a screened Mrazek with a floater from a tip of a faceoff turn for his initial idea of a tournament.

The Czechs scarcely responded moments after as a puck got behind Halak, though Dennis Seidenberg was there to transparent it off a idea line.

Voracek tied it with 6:32 left in a center duration as he got around a pinching Josi and kick Halak.

Europe outshot a Czechs 21-9 in a second duration and had copiousness of opportunities to take over a game.

Just over dual mins in and with Europe already on a energy play, Czech defenseman Michal Kempny jumped on a lax puck in a double to give Europe a chastisement shot. Anze Kopitar took a shot though could not kick Mrazek with a backhand deke.

Then, only past a six-minute symbol of a second, Marian Hossa kick Halak on a glove side, though his wrist shot deflected off a post.

The Czechs interpretation a rough turn opposite North America on Wednesday while Europe plays Sweden.

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