A week into the 2016 World Championship, here’s how the five Blackhawks representatives have fared:
|Artemi Panarin posted five points in Russia's 10-1 win over Denmark at Worlds on Thursday. (Getty Images) |
Artemi Panarin (RUS): Panarin factored in half of Russia’s goals in a 10-1 rout of Denmark on Thursday. After compiling four assists, the Calder Trophy finalist capped off the scoring with a power-play tally and now ranks second on the team with nine points (3G, 6A) in his first four games.
Vincent Hinostroza (USA): After a two-day rest between games, the Americans had a somewhat slow start against France on Thursday, but a three-goal second period made all the difference in an eventual 4-0 win. Hinostroza, centering the fourth line, won five of seven draws and accrued six penalty minutes in the game. On Friday in a 5-1 win over Hungary, the 22-year-old tallied his first goal of the tournament, finishing off a give-and-go with linemate Hudson Fasching; he now has three points in five games.
Tyler Motte (USA): Motte picked up his second point of the tournament in Thursday’s win over France, as strong forechecking by him and team captain Matt Hendricks resulted in a goal by J.T. Compher to cap off the second period. With the Americans taking six minor penalties in the contest, Motte was heavily featured on the penalty kill and finished the game with 15:12 of ice time. He played 12:12 on Friday against Hungary, taking two shots on goal as the Americans outshot their opponents 32-7.
Ville Pokka (FIN): Finland continued their win streak to begin the tournament with a 3-0 win over Hungary on Wednesday, who received an outstanding effort from goaltender Adam Vay, who stopped 45 of 48 in the game. Pokka skated 12:08 in the contest and took one shot on goal.
Erik Gustafsson (SWE): Sweden was one defenseman short on Wednesday, but that didn’t affect their 7-3 cakewalk over Kazakhstan. Gustafsson was held without a point in 21:15, logging three shots on goal. He has one assist in four games while averaging 19:42 per game.