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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

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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