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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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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36