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U.S. to face Russia in quarterfinals

Wednesday, 05.15.2013 / 10:09 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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U.S. to face Russia in quarterfinals

The match ups are set for the 2013 IIHF World Championship quarterfinals, which get under way Thursday in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Team USA, including Stephen Gionta and Ryan Carter, will face Ilya Kovalchuk, Andrei Loktionov and the Russians, who have added Alex Ovechkin to their roster. Puck drop is 6 a.m. ET

Marek Zidlicky and the Czech Republic take on undefeated Switzerland in Stockholm at 8:45 a.m. ET. Also in Stockholm, Henrik Tallinder and Team Sweden will battle Canada at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Saturday's semifinals will pit the top Helsinki team versus Stockholm's second seed, and the top Stockholm seed against Helsinki's second seed. The winners of those games will play for gold Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET in Stockholm, while the losers will go head-to-head for bronze at 10 a.m. ET.

Kovalchuk finished the seven-game preliminary round leading the tournament in goals (8), points (13), plus-minus (tied, +8), and penalty minutes (tied, 29). He's tied for fourth with five assists and averaged 20:20 of ice time. Two of his goals were game winners.

Some more Devils stats from preliminary-round play:

Ryan Carter, LW (USA): 7 games, 8 penalty minutes, minus-1, 2 shots on goal,15:26 TOI

Artur Gavrus, C (BLR): 3 games, minus-1, 3 shots on goal, 13:10 TOI

Stephen Gionta, RW (USA): 7 games, 3 goals, minus-1, 8 shots on goal, 14:19 TOI

Raman Hrabarenka, D (BLR): 7 games, 1 goal, minus-1, 14 shots on goal

Andrei Loktionov, C (RUS): 7 games, 1 assist, plus-6, 4 shots on goal, 10:06 minutes per game

Henrik Tallinder, D (SWE): 7 games, 1 goal (GWG), 1 assist, plus-5, 10 shots on goal, 19:20 TOI

Marek Zidlicky, D (CZE): 1 game, plus-1, 1 shot on goal, 21:12 TOI

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 54 15 24 6 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 54 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 52 17 17 14 34
T. Zajac 46 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 46 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 54 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 54 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 43 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 16 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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