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2008 World Championships Exhibition Game Recaps

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
With seven players in the 2008 World Championships tournament, NashvillePredators.com will be providing extensive coverage of this year's tournament.


All of the teams have completed their pre-tournament exhibition games. Check below for results. Full tournament games start on Friday, May 2, including Canada, Czech Republic, Russia, and USA. Finland and Sweden are among the teams to open play on Saturday, May 3.

April 24
Patric Hornqvist picked up an assist in Sweden's 4-3 win over Latvia on Thursday.

April 26
Defensemen Dan Hamhuis and Ville Koistinen both were on the rosters but did not figure on the score sheet in Canada's 3-2 win over Finland on Saturday.

Alexander Radulov was not listed on Team Russia's roster during its 6-2 win over Switzerland on Saturday

April 27
Patric Hornqvist was held off the score sheet in a 5-1 Team USA win over Team Sweden on Sunday

April 28
Martin Erat was not listed on the Czech Republic roster in its 5-3 win over France.

Alexander Radulov was in attendance, but did not play, in Russia's 4-1 win over Canada. Radulov watched the game with Sergei Fedorov, Alex Ovechkin, and Alex Semin. Dan Hamhuis has not yet reported to Team Canada, but is expected to join the team in Halifax either Tuesday or Wednesday.



Team Schedules
Canada (Hamhuis)
April 26 vs. FIN (ex) - W, 3-2
April 28 vs. RUS (ex) - L, 1-4
May 2 vs. Slovenia
May 4 vs. Latvia
May 6 vs. USA
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals

Czech Republic (Erat)
April 28 vs. FRA (ex) - W, 5-3
May 2 vs. Denmark
May 4 vs. Russia
May 6 vs. Italy
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals

Finland (Koistinen, Niskala, Pihlstrom)
April 26 vs. CAN (ex) - L, 2-3
May 3 vs. Germany
May 5 vs. Norway
May 7 vs. Slovakia
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals
Russia (Radulov)
April 28 vs. CAN (ex) - W, 4-1
May 2 vs. Italy
May 4 vs. Czech Republic
May 6 vs. Denmark
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals

Sweden
(Hornqvist)
April 24 vs. LAT (ex) - W, 4-3
     Hornqvist 1 assist
April 27 vs. USA (ex) - L, 1-5
May 3 vs. Belarus
May 5 vs. France
May 7 vs. Switzerland
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals

USA

April 27 vs. SWE (ex) - W, 5-1
May 2 vs. Latvia
May 4 vs. Slovenia
May 6 vs. Canada
May 8 - Qualification Round Starts
May 14 - Quarterfinals
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