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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 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 53 15 19 -13 34
V. Rask 51 12 19 1 31
K. Versteeg 52 10 21 1 31
J. Skinner 53 18 12 -3 30
J. Staal 53 12 18 7 30
E. Staal 53 9 21 0 30
E. Lindholm 53 8 16 -8 24
A. Nestrasil 46 7 12 -1 19
J. Nordstrom 42 5 9 2 14
R. Hainsey 53 3 11 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 15 11 5 .905 2.43
E. Lack 9 10 3 .901 2.74
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