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Saturday At The Worlds

Saturday, 05.15.2010 / 5:30 PM ET / World Championship
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It was a big day for the United States, Russia and Switzerland.

For the United States, they finally found their offense and picked up their first win of the tournament in a 10-0 whitewashing of Kazakhstan. Russia earned a hard fought 3-2 victory over Germany as Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk picked up goals in the affair. And in the late game in Mannheim, Switzerland showed they are a force to be reckoned with as they upended Tomas Vokoun and the Czech Republic 3-2. The win keeps the Swiss perfect in tournament play.

UNITED STATES 10 - Kazakhstan 0
Team USA scored four times in the first period to match its entire goal-production to date and the Americans went on to rout Kazakhstan 10-0 in a Relegation Round game at the 2010 IIHF World Championship on Saturday.

The USA is trying to avoid an ignominious fall from the IIHF’s top pool to its second tier and the win – the first in four games for Team USA at the 2010 Worlds – will help accomplish that.

Team USA plays France on Sunday, while Kazakhstan takes on Italy the same day.

For a team that could not score in its three Preliminary Round games, the goals came quick and often for the United States in its first-ever World Championship game against Kazakhstan. Matt Gilroy led the way with a three-goal performance.

Panthers netminder Scott Clemmensen stopped all 23 shots he saw in the first two periods before being replaced by Ben Bishop in the game.

- Alan Adams

RUSSIA 3 - Germany 2
Germany rocked Russia like a hurricane, making the red machine work for the full 60 minutes, but in the end, Russia had something the Germans didn't: Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Ovechkin.

Kovalchuk got the first, and Ovechkin the last goal. Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves for Russia. Germany's Christian Ehrhoff scored in his first game in the tournament and goaltender Dimitri Kotschnew turned away 33 Russian shots as Russia won 3-2 Saturday.

"It was a tight game, and we expected that kind of a game. Germany played good hockey," Viktor Kozlov said.

Russia has a powerful offence in Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk, Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Semin, Maxim Afinogenov. Germany doesn't have them, but they do have the backing of the home crowd.

Except that in the game against Russia, the guests were almost as loud.

- Risto Pakarinen

SWITZERLAND 3 - Czech Republic 2
Andreas Ambühl scored two goals and Martin Plüss added another to lead Switzerland to an impressive 3-2 win against the Czech Republic at SAP Arena tonight. Winning goalie Martin Gerber stopped 30 of 32 shots.

"We were very excited, very ready for this match," said Swiss defenceman Félicien Du Bois.

The win gives Switzerland first place outright in Group F with a perfect record of 3-0-0 for nine points, three clear of Canada and Sweden. It also disproved any suggestion that the team's last game, a 4-1 win over Canada, was a mere fluke.

Panthers netminder Tomas Vokoun lost his first game of the tournament (three games) while stopping 21 Swiss shots.

- Andrew Podnieks

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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