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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 54 15 19 -13 34
J. Skinner 55 19 12 -3 31
V. Rask 53 12 19 0 31
J. Staal 55 12 19 7 31
K. Versteeg 54 10 21 1 31
E. Staal 55 9 21 1 30
E. Lindholm 55 8 16 -9 24
A. Nestrasil 48 8 12 0 20
J. Nordstrom 44 5 10 2 15
R. Hainsey 55 3 11 -12 14
 
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C. Ward 15 11 7 .909 2.34
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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