Denmark in after unleashing Eriksen
Christian Eriksen scored a superb hat trick as Denmark qualified for next year’s World Cup with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Ireland in their playoff on Tuesday in Dublin.
With last week’s first leg having finished 0-0, Ireland made an ideal start to the return match by taking the lead in the sixth minute through defender Shane Duffy.
But Denmark’s players gradually took control in midfield and were rewarded when Andreas Christensen’s effort went into the net off Ireland’s Cyrus Christie in the 29th minute.
Eriksen then stole the show, putting the visitors ahead in the 32nd minute, and scoring two more after the break.
Nicklas Bendtner turned a deserved victory into a rout when he converted a penalty in the 90th minute.
Next year’s tournament in Russia will be Denmark’s fifth World Cup appearance and first since 2010.
The Las Vegas Golden Knights’ erik Haula puts a puck through Oilers goalie Cam Talbot’s crease during Tuesday night’s game at rogers Place. The Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead on goals from Oscar Klefbom, ryan NugentHopkins and Patrick Maroon on their way to a 8-2 victory. Matt Benning scored in the second before Connor McDavid added a pair in the third. Nugent-Hopkins then notched his second of the night before Matt Letestu completed the scoring. earlier in the day, the Oilers acquired centre Mike Cammalleri from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange Jussi Jokinen. Cammalleri, who had two stints with the Calgary Flames earlier in his career, has 290 career goals and 330 assists over 855 NHL games. The 34-year-old Jokinen has one assist in 14 games with this season.