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U.S. routs Russia, will face Swiss in semis

Ryan Carter pots shorthanded goal and an assist

Thursday, 05.16.2013 / 9:38 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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U.S. routs Russia, will face Swiss in semis


Ryan Carter
notched a shorthanded goal and an assist for Team USA, which routed Russia, 8-3, in their IIHF World Championship quarterfinal in Helsinki on Thursday.

Carter posted his first points of the tournament and was named United States' Best Player of the Game. Russia, the defending gold medalists, allowed eight goals for the first time in world championship play.

Craig Smith posted five assists for the Americans, who also received two goals and two helpers from Paul Stastny. Alex Ovechkin was added to the Russian roster following Washington's elimination from the NHL postseason and recorded a goal and an assist in his first game of the tourney.

"I thought we played a pretty solid team game today. We tried to clog up everything, take away their speed, and keep the puck in their end. I think our game plan worked," Stephen Gionta told IIHF.com

Ilya Kovalchuk, the leading scorer in the preliminary round with 13 points, was held off the scoresheet for just the second time in this year's tournament.

Nineteen-year-old netminder John Gibson needed 31 saves to lead the U.S. into the semifinals where they'll face Switzerland. The Swiss edged the Czech Republic, 2-1, in their quarterfinal matchup to remain undefeated at 8-0.

Ilya Bryzgalov allowed four goals on 16 shots and was relieved by Semyon Varlamov with 1:48 left in the second period. Varlamov would yield four more goals on 11 shots.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 27 9 11 2 20
J. Jagr 33 5 15 -10 20
M. Zidlicky 34 4 13 -4 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 28 4 9 -14 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 27 4 6 3 10
A. Greene 34 0 9 0 9
T. Zajac 26 4 4 -4 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 15 3 .916 2.55