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

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 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
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 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
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 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36