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World Championships Game Day: 5-5-13

Germany 1 vs. Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Semyon Varlamov in Russia's 4-1 victory over Germany. New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk had a hat trick in the match for the Russians.

Switzerland 3 vs. Canada 2 (SO)
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

In an absolute shocker, underdog Switzerland upended Canada 3-2 in a shootout. Steven Stamkos had an assist, but failed in his attempt in the shootout session for the Canadians.

Latvia 1 vs. USA 4
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 19/20, 1.00 GAA, .950 sv%
Tournament toals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .902 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Ben Bishop turned away 19 of 20 shots in USA's 4-1 victory over Latvia. Team USA got a pair of helpers from captain Paul Stastny of Colorado in the win.

NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-4-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ (1)Halifax Mooseheads 4
Halifax leads best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 2-0

C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 0-1-1, E, 4 SOG, 0 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 9-20-29, +15, 8 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM

W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 4 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 10-20-30, +19, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Halifax held serve at home, beating the Drakkar 4-3 on Saturday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-7 QMJHL Finals. B-C continues to do a good job on MacKinnon and Drouin, who have combined for just two assists through two games of the series. Drouin had his 11-game point streak snapped. Game 3 is Tuesday in the Drakkar’s barn.

Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is widely expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. We will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.

World Championships Game Day: 5-4-13

USA 5 vs. Austria 3
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson had a pair of goals to help USA put away pesky Austria 5-3. Ben Bishop turned away 18 shots for the victory. Matt Carle and Nate Thompson, both serving as assistant captains for Team USA, were scoreless in the match.

Russia 6 vs. Latvia 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzlagov turned away 15 shots in Russia 6-0 shutout of Latvia. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had a helper in the win.

Canada 3 vs. Denmark 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos had a power play goal as Canada struggled past a surprising upset bid by Denmark 3-1. Colorado forward Matt Duchene scored Canada's other 2 goals.

Finland 2 vs. Slovakia 0
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Rastislav Stana as Slovakia fell 2-0 to Finland. Antti Raanta stopped 36 shots for the shutout.

World Championships Game Day: 5-3-13

France 2 vs. Slovakia 6
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 0 SO, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Rastislav Stana in Slovakia's 6-2 win over France. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had a goal in the match for the Slovaks. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen is also on Slovakia's roster and was scoreless in the match.

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