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.

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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