World Championship notes: Roussel picks up assist as France wins

Stars forward Antoine Roussel registered his first point of the World Championship, picking up an assist as France defeated Austria 3-1 on Sunday.

Roussel shook off a defender behind the goal line and sent a pass across the crease to set up linemate Teddy Da Costa, who scored into the open side of the net from the left circle to give France a 2-0 lead in the first period.

Roussel played 13:50 in the game, had a plus-one rating, two shots on goal and won 6 of 18 faceoffs.

Defensemen Stephane Robidas and Brenden Dillon did not register any points as Canada lost 3-2 in a shootout to Switzerland.

Robidas played 21:39, had no shots, an even rating and took a double minor for high sticking. Dillon played 18:43, had no shots and an even rating.

Defenseman Philip Larsen played his first game for Denmark, registering no points in a 3-2 loss to Norway. Larsen played on Denmark’s second defensive pair, logged 23:17 of ice time, had a minus-one rating and one shot on goal.

Stars forward Loui Eriksson and Sweden did not play Sunday. Eriksson and the Swedes will be back in action Monday against Belarus. Roussel and France have a big test against Finland.

Sunday’s results

France 3, Austria 1
Belarus 4, Slovenia 3
Russia 4, Germany 1
Switzerland 3, Canada 2 (SO)
USA 4, Latvia 1
Norway 3, Denmark 2

Monday’s games

Slovakia vs. Germany, 8:15 a.m.
Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, 9:15 a.m.
France vs. Finland, 12:15 p.m.
Belarus vs. Sweden, 1:15 p.m.

Statistics

Here are the statistics for the Dallas Stars players taking part in the World Championship.

Player Pos Team GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG ATOI
Loui Eriksson F Sweden 2 0 1 1 0 -1 1 15:39
Antoine Roussel F France 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 14:37
Stephane Robidas D Canada 2 0 0 0 6 0 3 21:50
Brenden Dillon D Canada 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 18:54
Philip Larsen D Denmark 1 0 0 0 0 -1 1 23:17

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