In ice hockey, the Czechs won 4:3 in extra time against Russia in the world championship group game. David Pastrňák clinched the winning goal with Boston teammate David Krejčí another of the Czech stars on the night.
The Czechs trailed at the start of the first period after conceding an early goal but they scored twice to pull ahead 2:1 by the break. Russia scored twice and the Czechs once to level by the end of the second period. The third period was scoreless.
The win still leaves the Czechs in fifth place in the eight team group with six points but they still have to play lower ranked teams France, Austria, and Belarus.