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Erat, Smith Reach The Scoresheet In Quarterfinals Action

Thursday, 05.17.2012 / 3:56 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Erat, Smith Reach The Scoresheet In Quarterfinals Action

Martin Erat's second period goal keyed Czech Republic's 4-3 win over Sweden in the Quarterfinals of the 2012 World Championships. Erat has picked up points in all four games he's played in the tournament with three goals and one assist.

The Czechs will face Slovakia in the late Semifinal on Saturday. The Slovaks upset Canada 4-3 in the first Quarterfinal of the day, scoring the game's first two and last two goals, sandwiched around a three-goal run by Canada late in the first period and through the second period.

Team Sweden finished the tournament with a 6-2-0 mark. Patric Hornqvist appeared in the last three games of the tournament for the Swedes, averaging 17:21 ice time, while recording 13 shots on goal, including a game-high seven in the Quarterfinals match-up against Czech Republic.

Fellow Preds forward Craig Smith assisted on Bobby Ryan's goal to give the US a 2-1 lead 1:39 into the third period, but Team Finland rallied to tie the score midway through the period and then the Finns netted the game-winner with nine seconds left in regulation. The Americans closed out the tournament with a 6-2-0 record, as Smith contributed two assists and a +1 plus/minus rating in four games.

Finland will face Russia in the first Semifinal game on Saturday. Russia eliminated Norway in the Quarterfinals, 5-2.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
8 ANA 49 24 18 7 106 113 55
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 51 24 21 6 136 156 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 49 22 24 3 129 145 47
13 WPG 50 22 25 3 129 143 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36