Saturday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers & IIHF World Championship Open Forum
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)
- Nick Bjugstad, F (USA): 0GP
- Brian Campbell, D (CAN): 0GP
- Tomas Fleischmann, F (CZE): 1GP 0G 0A 0P 2SOG EVEN
- Marcel Goc, F (GER): 1GP 0G 3A 3P 1SOG EVEN
- Tomas Kopecky, F (SVK): 1GP 0G 1A 1P 1SOG EVEN
- Jacob Markstrom, G (SWE): 1GP 23SA 21SV 0-1-0
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)...