Saturday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers & IIHF World Championship Open Forum

Florida's Nick Bjugstad celebrates one of his 2 assists over Austria on Saturday. - Martin Rose

A few ups, a few downs for Cats as World Championship Tourney gets underway from Helsinki and Stockholm.

Friday's Preliminary Round/Day One Results (LBC Recap)

  • Slovakia over France 6-2; Kopecky (SVK): 0G 1A 1P 1SOG EVEN
  • Czech Republic over Belarus 2-0; Fleischmann (CZE): 0G 0A 0P 2SOG EVEN
  • Finland over Germany 4-3 (OT); Goc (GER): 0G 3A 3P 1SOG EVEN
  • Switzerland over Sweden 3-2; Markstrom (SWE): 23SA 21SV 0-1-0

Tournament Stats Among Panthers Participants (through 05/03/13)

Saturday's Preliminary Round Matches (IIHF Website and live scoring)

  • FINAL: United States over Austria 5-3; Bjugstad: 0G 2A 0SOG +1
  • Canada (Campbell) vs Denmark from Stockholm, 10:15 a.m. ET
  • Finland vs Slovakia (Kopecky) from Helsinki, 1:15 p.m. ET
  • Czech Republic (Fleischmann) vs Sweden (Markstrom) from Stockholm, 2:15 p.m. ET


A couple of Bjugstad sightings (wearing #14) in early Saturday action.

And of course, plenty to discuss regarding the NHL playoffs (schedule)...

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