Golden Knights wingers Jonathan Marchessault and Nikita Gusev scored Friday in their respective teams’ opening games of the 2019 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship in Slovakia.
Marchessault, with assists from Knights teammates Mark Stone and Shea Theodore, scored Canada’s lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Finland. Marchessault was named Canada’s player of the game.
Gusev, who signed an entry-level deal with the Knights on April 14, scored Russia’s fifth goal in a 5-2 win over Norway. Gusev is a restricted free agent this offseason.
Canada and Russia next play Sunday.
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