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Three Canes Set for Worlds

Thursday, 05.8.2014 / 11:30 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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Three Canes Set for Worlds
Three Carolina Hurricanes players will represent their respective countries in the 2014 IIHF World Championship, which takes place in Minsk, Belarus, from Friday, May 9, through Sunday, May 25.

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Goaltender Anton Khudobin and forward Andrei Loktionov will represent Russia, while goaltender Justin Peters will compete for the Canadian national team.

Making his first appearance in the annual tournament, Khudobin joins Sergei Bobrovsky and Andrei Vasilevski in net for Russia. Khudobin’s previous international resume consists of two world junior championships, the most recent of which was in 2005-6, and an under-18 tournament. This is Loktionov’s second straight World Championship appearance. He logged an assist and a plus-six rating in seven tournament games last year.

Peters, who is making his international competition debut with his home country, was added to Team Canada’s roster on April 28, joining the goaltending rotation of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.

Additionally, Hurricanes defensive prospect Michal Jordan will make his World Championship debut with the Czech Republic. Paul Branecky has more on that here.

With Canada in Group A and Russia in Group B, the two teams will not face each other in the seven-game preliminary round, which runs from May 9 through May 20. After quarterfinal and semifinal play, the tournament concludes with the bronze and gold medal games on May 25.

NBCSN will carry all Team USA preliminary round games live, in addition to airing the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal games either live or on tape delay. TSN will carry all of Team Canada's games, and the IIHF offers a tournament subscription with certain georestrictions on select games.

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 9 SWITZERLAND vs. RUSSIA 0-5
MAY 9 FRANCE vs. CANADA 3-2 (SO) TSN
MAY 10 SLOVAKIA vs. CANADA 1-4 TSN
MAY 11 RUSSIA vs. FINLAND 4-2
MAY 12 USA vs. RUSSIA 1-6 NBCSN
MAY 12 CANADA vs. CZECH REPUBLIC 4-3 TSN
MAY 14 KAZAKHSTAN vs. RUSSIA 2-7
MAY 15 DENMARK vs. CANADA 1-6 TSN
MAY 16 ITALY vs. CANADA 1-6 TSN
MAY 17 RUSSIA vs. LATVIA 4-1
MAY 18 SWEDEN vs. CANADA 2-3 (OT) TSN
MAY 18 GERMANY vs. RUSSIA 0-3
MAY 20 CANADA vs. NORWAY 3-2 TSN
MAY 20 BELARUS vs. RUSSIA 1-2

All times listed in Eastern standard time.



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