Marek Zidlicky notched a goal and an assist for the Czech Republic on their way to a 4-2 victory over Latvia on Friday morning to even their record at 1-1-0 at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Zidlicky, who led his team with 25:09 of ice time and a game-high of five shots on goal, now has three points in the opening two games of group play for the Czech Republic.
The New Jersey Devils defenseman earned his first assist of the tournament, assisting on his NHL teammate's goal late in the first period Friday, when Jaromir Jagr tallied his second of the Winter Games to give the Czech's a one-goal lead over Latvia heading into the middle frame.
Before the game expired Zidlicky, who is third in scoring on the Devils, would pot his second of the preliminary round in Sochi.
Devils' forward Patrik Elias was held scoreless in 12:58 of playing time. He has one assist in two games.
Also in action this morning from the Devils was Damien Brunner who recorded one shot on goal in Team Switzerland's 1-0 loss to Sweden.
Brunner will face his three Czech teammates on Saturday when Switzerland and the Czech Republic square off in their final group play game.