2012 IIHF World Championship table

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May 20th, 2012
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HELSINKI – It’s just like old times: Russia is back on top of the hockey world. Unbeaten from wire to wire, Russia got a dominating performance from its NHL superstars to defeat underdog Slovakia 6-2 in Sunday’s gold medal game at Hartwall Arena. It was the Russians’ first gold since Switzerlan...
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May 19th, 2012
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HELSINKI – The 2012 IIHF World Ranking is known already before Sunday’s gold medal game. It determines the groups for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as well as for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Russia enters both competitions in number-one position. Although the final points for the fou...
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May 19th, 2012
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HELSINKI – Five years ago, the Finns broke one spell against Russia in World Championship hockey. In Saturday’s first semi-final, the blue-and-white defending champions are eager to move one step closer to ending the dreaded “home ice curse”. “The home crowd gives us energy, and there are always mome...
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May 17th, 2012
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It wasn’t easy for top-seeded Russia versus Norway, but Zinetula Bilyaletdinov’s team finally put away the underdogs with a 5-2 victory to advance to Saturday’s semi-finals. Alexei Yemelin got the winner early in a three-goal third period for Russia. In the semi-finals, the Russians will play the win...
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May 17th, 2012
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HELSINKI – Michal Handzus scored with 2:28 left in regulation to break a 3-3 tie and take Slovakia to the semi-finals. The goal came on a five-minute power play after a knee-on-knee hit by Ryan Getzlaf on Juraj Mikus, who had to be helped off the ice. Slovakia will play the winner of Sweden-Czech Rep...
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May 15th, 2012
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STOCKHOLM – Petr Koukal scored twice to buoy the Czechs to an 8-1 romp over Germany to finish their round-robin schedule on Tuesday. The Czechs will face Sweden in Thursday’s late Stockholm quarter-final, while Russia battles Norway in the early game. David Krejci added a goal and two assists, while ...
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May 15th, 2012
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HELSINKI – France needed a win in regulation time to clinch a spot in the quarter-finals. Slovakia just needed a point. It was a hard fought game, and in the end Slovakia got what it wanted, a 5-4 win, the points, and a spot in the quarter-finals. Branko Radivojevic scored two and added an assist, [&...
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May 15th, 2012
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STOCKHOLM – Norway defeated rival Denmark 6-2 to end the Preliminary Round with another offensive explosion led by Patrick Thoresen. Norway now moves into the IIHF World Championship quarterfinal on Thursday. Five goals in the second period paced the attack and gave Norway a lead that would not be ch...
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May 15th, 2012
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HELSINKI – Ryan O’Reilly scored two goals and Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and assist to lead Canada to a 5-1 win over Belarus. In all, five players had two points, the others being Corey Perry (1+1), Andrew Ladd, and Duncan Keith (two assists each). Keith leads Canada with eleven points in the tournament...
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May 15th, 2012
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