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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
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P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61