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Josi/Smith Go Head-to-Head at World Championships

Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 4:30 PM CT / Features
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Craig Smith and Team USA knocked off Roman Josi and Team Switzerland, 5-2, in the final game of Helsinki Group Play at the 2012 World Championships. With the win, the US claimed the No. 2 seed in the Group and will face Finland in the Quarterfinals on Thursday.

Switzerland closed the tournament with a 2-5-0 record for fifth place in Group Play. Josi picked up an assist in the game, his first point of the tournament, averaging 19:33 of ice time in his three games during the tournament.

Smith was held off the scoresheet, but still fired a game-high four shots on goal, to close out Group Play with one assist in three games.

In other action today at the Worlds, Martin Erat continued his strong play with a goal in Czech Republic's 8-1 win over Germany. Erat recorded two goals and one assist in three games during Group Play, helping the Czechs to a third place showing in the Stockholm Group. Czech Republic will face No. 2 seed Sweden in Thursday's Quarterfinals. The Swedes closed out Group Play with a 4-0 win over Latvia. Patric Hornqvist had two shots on goal in 18:41 of ice time, just his second game of the tournament after joining the team over the weekend.

Sergei Kostitsyn netted the lone goal for Belarus --- assisted by brother Andrei --- in a 5-1 loss to Canada. Belarus closed the tournament with a 1-6-0 record for sixth place in the Helskinki Group. Sergei finished the tournament with one goal and one assist in three games, while Andrei picked up a pair of assists in the three games.

Quarterfinals Set:
Helskinki Group --- No. 1 Canada vs. No. 4 Slovakia and No. 2 USA vs. No. 3 Finland
Stockholm Group --- No. 1 Russia vs. No. 4 Norway and No. 2 Sweden vs. No. 3 Czech Republic

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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