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FIN, CZE, RUS and USA Advance to Qualifying Round

Tuesday, 05.01.2007 / 4:56 PM / News
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FIN, CZE, RUS and USA Advance to Qualifying Round
The United States fell to the Czech Republic 4-3 Tuesday at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Russia. The Americans are now 2-1 in the tournament and will face the loser of Wednesday’s Canada-Slovakia game on Thursday.

With the win over the United States, the Czech team is now a perfect 3-0. Florida Panthers LW Rostislav Olesz is on the Czech Republic team and has a goal and two assists in the country's first three games. The Czech’s are looking to make it to their third consecutive Championship game and will face the winner of Wednesday’s Germany-Norway game on Friday.

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 put on two strong performances with a 5-0 win over the Ukraine and a 6-2 win over Denmark before falling to host Russia on Tuesday 5-4.

Part of the reason for the Finns success is Panthers LW Ville Peltonen, who has a goal and four assists in the first three 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. Finland will now face the winner of Wednesday’s Sweden-Switzerland game on Thursday.

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

POS PLAYER TEAM GP G A PTS PIM +/-
LW PELTONEN FIN 3 1 4 5 2 +1
LW OLESZ CZE 3 1 2 3 2 +3
D MURPHY CAN 2 0 2 2 2 +3

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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