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Panthers Players Perfect in 2007 World Championship

Monday, 04.30.2007 / 3:47 PM / News
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Panthers Players Perfect in 2007 World Championship

The United States is a perfect 2-0 at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Russia after Sunday’s dominating 5-1 win over Belarus. The Americans will face their toughest challenge on Tuesday when they take on the Czech Republic.

So far the Czech Republic is putting on an offensive show with two wins, 8-2 over Belarus and 6-1 over Austria. Florida Panthers LW Rostislav Olesz is on the Czech Republic team and has a goal and an assist in the country's first two games. The Czechs are looking to make it to their third consecutive Championship game.

Three Panthers players are participating in the World Championship (Olesz-CZE, Ville Peltonen-FIN and Cory Murphy-CAN), as well as Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin. Martin’s Team Canada is 2-0 after winning Monday 4-2 over Norway. Panthers D Cory Murphy assisted on Canada’s fourth goal. He has two assists in two games and now leads the team with a plus-three rating. Canada will take on Slovakia on Wednesday.

Also putting on a strong showing are the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalists, Finland. Even without Panthers Captain Olli Jokinen in the lineup for his home country, the Finns have put on two strong performances with a 5-0 win over the Ukraine and a 6-2 win over Denmark.

Part of the reason for the Finns success is Panthers LW Ville Peltonen, who has a goal and three assists in the first two games of the World Championship. Peltonen, who is playing in his 12th World Championship, is providing the veteran leadership for Finland they were hoping for from him.

The Finns have a huge challenge in front of them on Tuesday when they take on host Russia. The Russians have shown no mercy to their first two opponents defeating Denmark 9-1 and the Ukraine 8-1.

For more information on the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Russia, click here.

POS PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS PIM +/-
LW Ville Peltonen FIN 2 1 3 4 2 +2
LW Rostisav Olesz CZE 2 1 1 2 0 +2
D Cory Murphy CAN 2 0 2 2 2 +3

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 62 22 15 -8 37
J. Jokinen 61 6 28 -1 34
J. Huberdeau 59 9 24 2 33
A. Ekblad 62 9 23 8 32
B. Boyes 60 10 21 8 31
J. Jagr 58 11 18 -11 29
J. Hayes 53 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 62 3 19 3 22
A. Barkov 51 9 12 -6 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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