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9 Preds Participate in 2010 World Championships

Monday, 05.10.2010 / 2:46 PM CT / Features
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9 Preds Participate in 2010 World Championships
Nine players/prospects from the Nashville Predators organization are participating in this year's IIHF World Championship Tournament (May 7-22, Germany), including four players from the NHL roster and five prospects.

The Preds have two goaltenders in the tournament, Pekka Rinne for Finland and prospect Anders Lindback for Sweden. Defensemen Denis Grebeshkov (Russia) and Alexander Sulzer (Germany) are participating along with prosects Robert Dietrich (Germany) and Roman Josi (Switzerland). Among Preds forwards, Marcel Goc is serving as captain for Team Germany, while prospects Jonas Anderson (Sweden) and Antti Pihlstrom (Finland) are also playing in the tournament. Further Preds GM David Poile will serve as Asst. GM for Team USA's entry into the World Championship Tournament.

NashvillePredators.com will update progress throughout the tournament on the progress of the Preds players and prospects.

Josi stands out in first weekend of play
Roman Josi netted the game-winning goal for Switzerland in its 3-1 opening game win over Latvia on Saturday. Josi scored 2:28 into the second period and finished the game with two shots on goal and a +1 plus/minus rating. Josi followed it up with a power-play assist on Switzerland's second goal of the game early in the third period of Switzerland's 3-0 shutout win vs. Italy in Game 2 of the tournament on Monday afternoon. The Swiss, who wrap up the Preliminary Round on Wednesday afternoon against Canada, have secured a spot in the next round of play.

Team Germany Carries Nashville Feel
The Preds have three representatives on Team Germany, including German team captain Marcel Goc and defensemen Robert Dietrich and Alexander Sulzer. Through the first two games of the tournament the Germans have allowed just two goals. Germany upset Team USA 2-1 in overtime in the tournament opener -- an outdoor game played in front of 77,803 fans at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany -- before falling 1-0 to Team Finland in Game 2 of the tournament.

Upcoming Games of Interest:
Tuesday Russia (Grebeshkov) vs. Kazakhstan
Sweden (Anderson & Lindback) vs. France
Wednesday Germany (Dietrich, Goc, Sulzer) vs. Denmark
Finland (Pihlstrom & Rinne) vs. USA
Switzerland (Josi) vs. Canada

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00