The U.S. just got a huge boost, David Backes from St. Louis will join the team (since the Blues were eliminated from playoff contention) in hopes of bringing the gold back to America.
(Canes In) The IIHF World Championships
Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:56 PM
Justin Faulk is playing standout hockey for the United States at the IIHF World Championships in Sweden and Finland.The Hurricanes' defenseman has registered four assists in four games and is playing heavy minutes in all game situations. We have long been touting Faulk as a player to watch. He is now a player to draft. Don't wait too late to select him in your pools next season.
Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:10 PM
Canada also got a boost from Canes players as Eric Staal tallied an assist and Jeff Skinner had the game winning goal in Canada's 2-1 win over the Czech's.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:11 PM
USA is currently the 2nd seed in group B, but can advance as the number one seed with a win over Slovakia tomorrow.
The Czech Republic are in a win-or-go home game against Norway tomorrow. The Czech's need a win in regulation to move on to the quarterfinals.
Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:24 PM
Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:14 AM
The U.S. lost to Slovakia, but had already clinched their spot in the quarterfinals, they will advance as the second seed out of Group B.
Canada does finished up their game yesterday and will advance as the second seed from Group A, due to the Swiss win over Belarus.
Posted 14 May 2013 - 11:28 AM
The Czech's have just beaten Norway 7-0 and will advance the quarterfinals as the fourth seed in Group A. Tlusty recorded a goal and an assist.
Posted 15 May 2013 - 09:36 PM
The IIHF World Championship quarterfinals start tomorrow and for anyone that is interested, here is the time slots for each game...
Game 1: USA vs. Russia (6:00 A.M.)
Game 2: Czech Republic vs. Switzerland (8:45 A.M.)
Game 3: Finland vs. Slovakia (11:30 A.M.)
Game 4: Canada vs. Sweden (2:15 P.M.)
Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:41 AM
Alex Ovechkin has joined Team Russia and is expected to play today against the U.S.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:48 PM
Well obviously the big new is the injury to Eric Staal; he suffered a serious knee injury when Alex Hedler came in and made knee on knee contact with Eric. Edler received a 5+20 (major penalty with a game misconduct).
After the injury to Staal, Canada struggled to get things together and ultimately lost 3-2 in a penalty shootout.
Czech Republic was also eliminated as the were unable to solve the undefeated Swiss.
The big news was Team USA's domination against Russia. The reinforcements arrived in T.J. Oshie and Alex Galchenyuk and USA rolled Russia 8-3.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:33 PM
Staal is flying back to Raleigh tomorrow and will undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:13 PM
Here is the schedule for the semifinals...
Game 1: Finland vs. Sweden (9:00 A.M.)
Game 2: USA vs. Switzerland (1:00 P.M.)