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2010 IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes
Three members of the Coyotes organization are participating in the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation's World Championship in Germany. They are defenseman Keith Yandle (United States), forward Lauri Korpikoski (Finland) and prospect Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Sweden), a defenseman.


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Keith Yandle
KEITH YANDLE:

Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle had a breakout season for the Coyotes in 2009-10. He notched career-highs in games played (82), goals (12), assists (29), points (41) and plus/minus ratio (plus-16). Team USA clearly was impressed and invited Yandle to play at the World Championship.

GAME 1:
May 7, 2010
GERMANY 2, USA 1 (OT)
At Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Yandle, paired with Team USA captain Jack Johnson, played 22:32 in front of 77, 803 fans - a world record crowd for ice hockey.

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GAME 2:
May 10, 2010
DENMARK 2, USA 1 (OT)
At Cologne, Germany

Yandle scored a power-play goal, his first of the tournament, at 12:03 of the second period to tie the score at 1-1. Yandle was named the USA's Player of the Game.

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GAME 3:
May 12, 2010
FINLAND 3, USA 2
At Cologne, Germany


Yandle logged 23:48 of ice time, took two shots on goal and assisted on TJ Oshie's goal in the third period.

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GAME 4:
May 15, 2010
USA 10, KAZAKHSTAN 0
At Cologne, Germany

Yandle logged 15:33 of ice time, took three shots on goal and assisted on Ryan Potulny's goal in the second period.

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GAME 5:
May 16, 2010
USA 4, FRANCE 0
At Cologne, Germany

Yandle logged 17:44 of ice time, took two shots on goal and assisted on TJ Oshie's goal in the the third period.

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GAME 6:
May 18, 2010
USA 3, Italy 2 (SO)
At Cologne, Germany

Yandle logged 23:34 of ice time and took a team-high seven shots on goal.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Yandle finished the tournament with a goal and three assists, and he averaged 20:59 of ice time in six games. Only captain Jack Johnson (137:14) played more minutes than Yandle (125:55).



Lauri Korpikoski
LAURI KORPIKOSKI:

Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski played a career-high 71 games for the Coyotes in 2009-10, and he thrived as a penalty killer and a shootout specialist. Head Coach Dave Tippett called on Korpikoski 17 times in the shootout and Korpikoski provided seven goals; only Radim Vrbata scored more shootout goals (eight). Team Finland took notice and invited Korpikoski to play at the World Championship.

GAME 1:
May 8, 2010
DENMARK 4, FINLAND 1
At Cologne, Germany


Korpikoski logged 13:02 of ice time, took one shot on goal and was minus-2.

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GAME 2:
May 10, 2010
FINLAND 1, GERMANY 0
At Cologne, Germany


Korpikoski did not play in this game.

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GAME 3:
May 12, 2010
FINLAND 3, USA 2
At Cologne, Germany


Korpikoski logged 12:39 of ice time and took three shots on goal.

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GAME 4:
May 14, 2010
FINLAND 2, BELARUS 0
At Cologne, Germany


Korpikoski logged 12:15 of ice time, took four shots on goal and was plus-1.

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GAME 5:
May 17, 2010
FINLAND 5, SLOVAKIA 2
At Cologne, Germany

Korpikoski logged 12:33 of ice time and took two shots on goal.

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GAME 6:
May 18, 2010
RUSSIA 5, FINLAND 0
At Cologne, Germany

Korpikoski logged 16:01 of ice time and took three shots on goal. Korpikoski was named Finland's Player of the Game.

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QUARTERFINAL:
May 20, 2010
CZECH REPUBLIC 2. FINLAND 1
At Cologne, Germany

Korpikoski logged 18:46 of ice time, took one shot on goal and was a plus-1.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Korpikoski finished the tournament with zero goals and zero assists, and he averaged 12:10 of ice time in six games. He took 14 shots on goal and was a minus-2.



            Oliver Ekman-Larsson
OLIVER EKMAN-LARSSON:

The Coyotes selected defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old played the entire 2009-10 season in his native Sweden for Leksand and notched nine goals and 18 assists in 42 games.

GAME 1:
May 9, 2010
SWEDEN 5, NORWAY 2
At Mannheim, Germany


Ekman-Larsson logged 18:58 of ice time, was a plus-1 and co-led the Swedish defensemen with four shots on goal. Ekman-Larsson was named Sweden's Player of the Game.

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GAME 2:
May 11, 2010
SWEDEN 3, FRANCE 2
At Mannheim, Germany


Ekman-Larsson logged 20:16 of ice time, took three shots on goal and was a minus-1.

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GAME 3:
May 13, 2010
CZECH REPUBLIC 2, SWEDEN 1
At Mannheim, Germany


Ekman-Larsson logged 18:00 of ice time and took four shots on goal.

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GAME 4:
May 14, 2010
SWEDEN 4, LATVIA 2
At Mannheim, Germany


Ekman-Larsson scored an even-strength goal, his first of the tournament, at 5:08 of the first period to give Sweden a 2-1 lead. He played 16:46 and finished the game with five shots on goal and a plus-2 rating.

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GAME 5:
May 16, 2010
SWEDEN 3, CANADA 1
At Mannheim, Germany


Ekman-Larsson logged 16:46 of ice time, took two shots on goal and assisted on Johan Harju's goal in the first period.

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GAME 6:
May 18, 2010
SWEDEN 5,  SWITZERLAND 0
At Mannheim, Germany

Ekman-Larsson logged 15:35 of ice time and took four shots on goal.

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QUARTERFINAL:
May 20, 2010
SWEDEN 4, DENMARK 2
At Mannheim, Germany

Ekman-Larsson logged 17:47 of ice time and took four shots on goal.

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SEMIFINAL:
May 22, 2010
CZECH REPUBLIC 3, SWEDEN 2 (SO)
Cologne, Germany

Ekman-Larsson logged 16:47 of ice time, took one shot on goal and was a plus-1.

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BRONZE MEDAL GAME:
May 23, 2010
SWEDEN 3, GERMANY 1
Cologne, Germany

Ekman-Larsson logged 20:02 of ice time, took four shots on goal and was a minus-1.

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