At the World Championship in Denmark:
Gustav Nyquist finished even with 3 shots in 17:39 played as Sweden defeated the Czech Republic 3-2.
Libor Sulak finished even with 1 shot in 17:56 for the Czechs, and Filip Hronek scored a goal on 3 shots in 16:49 played.
The IIHF’s website posted a recap and a highlight clip:
At 20, Hronek is the third-youngest player on the Czech team. He joined the squad after the Grand Rapids Griffins were eliminated in the first round of the AHL playoffs on Monday.
Hronek is a by-product of the Wings’ trade to Pavel Datsyuk’s contract to Arizona in 2016, after Datsyuk decide to leave Detroit with a year left on his contract. Part of the return was the Coyotes’ second-round pick in that summer’s draft, and the Wings used that selection, at 53rd overall, on Hronek.
He turned heads in his first full year of pro hockey, finishing this past season with 39 points in 67 games, finishing second in scoring among rookie AHL defenseman. He ran the Griffins’ first power play unit (15 of his 28 assists came during man advantages). Now he’s off to a good start at the World Championship, a tournament that Dylan Larkin used last year as a huge boost to his confidence.