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U.S. to face Russia in quarterfinals

Wednesday, 05.15.2013 / 10:09 AM / 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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51