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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.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

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