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Team USA, Czech Republic Close Out World Championship Action

by Caryn Switaj @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, and Anders Bjork finished up World Championship action on Thursday, as both Team USA and the Czech Republic fell in their respective quarterfinal games.

Pastrnak's tournament came to an end following the Czech Republic's 3-0 loss to Russia on Thursday at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Pastrnak fired three shots on goal and logged 16:28 of ice time in the loss. 

 

The forward finished the World Championship with a goal and six assists for seven points through eight games. H fired 29 total shots on goal and recorded a plus-1 rating. 

 

During the tournament, Pastrnak checked in with a "Bruins Summer Selfie" from the Eiffel Tower.

 

Video: David Pastrnak kicks off Bruins Summer Selfie series

 

On Thursday, McAvoy, Bjork, and the U.S. fell 2-0 to Finland at the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, Germany. McAvoy finished the game with 16:48 in ice time. Bjork was not in the lineup.

 

Team USA had won six straight games prior to the loss, and completed the tournament with six wins and two losses. 

 

"It goes without saying we're bitterly disappointed," Jeff Blashill, head coach of the 2017 U.S. Men's National Team, told USA Hockey following the loss. "We believed that this team had the ability to win the tournament. They are a great group who cared, were selfless and played some great hockey."

 

In his first World Championship, McAvoy recorded an assist and a plus-5 rating through eight games. The tournament also marked Bjork's World Championship debut. The prospect suited up in five games for Team USA.

 

While in Germany, McAvoy checked in for the "Bruins Summer Selfie" series. Check out the video below for an update. 

Video: Charlie McAvoy checks in from Worlds in Germany

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