This Weekend At The World Championships

Sunday, 05.13.2012 / 8:47 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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This Weekend At The World Championships

Craig Smith and the Kostistyn Brothers all got on the scoreboard, while Martin Erat continued his strong play in action this weekend at the 2012 World Championships. Coming out of the weekend, Smith & Team USA and Patric Hornqvist & Team Sweden have secured spots in the Quarterfinals Round, while Erat & Team Czech Republic and Antti Pihlstrom & Team Finland are in strong position to secure spots in the Quarterfinals.

Smith picked up an assist on Bobby Ryan's goal in Team USA's 5-0 win over Team Finland on Sunday. The US improved to 5-1-0 (13pts), with a one point lead on Finland and Slovakia (12pts) for second place in the Helskinki Group. The US closes out Group Play on Tuesday against Switzerland.

Roman Josi and Switzerland were eliminated from Quarterfinals contention with a pair of regulation losses this weekend, 4-2 to France on Saturday and 1-0 to Slovakia on Sunday. Josi skated 17:51 on Saturday and 18:54 on Sunday.

Erat, meanwhile, earned Player of the Game honors for Czech Republic in the Czechs 2-0 loss to Russia on Sunday. Czech Republic is 4-2-0 (11pts) for third place in the Stockholm Group. The Czechs close out Group Play with a match-up against Germany on Tuesday.

Patric Hornqvist made his tournament debut for Sweden on Saturday, a 4-0 win over Italy to secure a spot in the Quarterfinals. The Swedes improved to 5-1-0 (15pts) in the tournament, good for second place in the Stockholm Group. Sweden closes Group Play on Tuesday against Latvia.

Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn also made their tournament debuts this weekend for Belarus. They both picked up assists in Belarus' 5-1 loss to Slovakia on Saturday. The Belarusians are 1-4-0 (3pts) in this year's tournament with two games remaining in Group Play, Monday against France and Tuesday against Canada.

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STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61