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World Championship Gets Underway

Friday, 05.3.2013 / 1:30 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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World Championship Gets Underway

Seven Carolina Hurricanes players will represent their respective countries in the 2013 IIHF World Championship, which begins today and runs through Sunday, May 19.

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Defensemen Justin Faulk and Jamie McBain will represent the United States. This is Faulk’s second consecutive appearance in the annual tournament and McBain’s first. At the 2012 IIHF World Championship, Faulk paced American defensemen in goals (4), points (8) and plus/minus (plus-9).

Forwards Eric Staal, Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner and defenseman Jay Harrison will dress for Team Canada. Eric, a third-time participant, was named captain of the squad. Jordan, a sophomore in the Worlds, skated on a line with Skinner, a three-time representative, as recently as Thursday. Eric and Jordan captured gold with Team Canada in 2007.

Forward Jiri Tlusty will don the Czech Republic jersey for the first time in the World Championship. Tlusty is coming off a banner season, scoring a career-high 23 goals and notching a career-high 38 points. The 25-year-old forward ranked tied for fifth in the league in goals.

A part of the eight-team Helsinki group, Team USA will not face Canada or the Czech Republic (Stockholm group) in the preliminary round. The quarterfinal round begins Thursday, May 16, and the tournament concludes with the Bronze Medal Game and Gold Medal Game on Sunday, May 19.

NBC Sports Network will carry all Team USA games. Televised broadcasts will either be live or tape delayed, while live streams of each game will be provided through NBC Sports Live Extra via “TV Everywhere.” Click here for more information.

The Staal brothers, Skinner and Harrison will face Tlusty in preliminary round action on Sunday, May 12.

We’ll keep this blog current as the preliminary round progresses. Check back for regular score updates and more.

DATE MATCH-UP RESULT/TIME TV
MAY 3 CZECH REPUBLIC vs. BELARUS 2-0
MAY 4 USA vs. AUSTRIA 5-3 NBC SPORTS NETWORK
MAY 4 CANADA vs. DENMARK 3-1
MAY 4 CZECH REPUBLIC vs. SWEDEN 1-2
MAY 5 SWITZERLAND vs. CANADA 3-2 (SO)
MAY 5 LATVIA vs. USA 1-4 NBC SPORTS NETWORK*
MAY 6 SWITZERLAND vs. CZECH REPUBLIC 5-2
MAY 7 RUSSIA vs. USA 5-3 NBC SPORTS NETWORK
MAY 7 CANADA vs. NORWAY 7-1
MAY 8 USA vs. FINLAND 4-1 NBC SPORTS NETWORK
MAY 9 CZECH REPUBLIC vs. DENMARK 2-1 (SO)
MAY 9 SWEDEN vs. CANADA 0-3
MAY 10 SLOVENIA vs. CZECH REPUBLIC 2-4
MAY 10 BELARUS vs. CANADA 1-4
MAY 11 USA vs. FRANCE 4-2 NBC SPORTS NETWORK
MAY 12 USA vs. GERMANY 3-0 NBC SPORTS NETWORK**
MAY 12 CANADA vs. CZECH REPUBLIC 2-1
MAY 13 CANADA vs. SLOVENIA 4-3 (OT)
MAY 14 SLOVAKIA vs. USA 4-1 NBC SPORTS NETWORK
MAY 14 CZECH REPUBLIC vs. NORWAY 7-0

* Game will be aired on tape delay at 1:15 a.m. on May 6.
** Game will be aired on tape delay at 10:30 a.m. on May 12.

All times listed in Eastern standard time.




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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62