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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

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

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 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33