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All Five Preds Advance to Quarterfinals at IIHF World Championship

Josi, Turris, Ekholm, Fabbro, Weber All Move On with Canada, Switzerland, Sweden

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The preliminary round has concluded, and all of the Predators are moving on.

Nashville's five representatives participating at the 2019 IIHF World Championship - Roman Josi and Yannick Weber of Switzerland, Kyle Turris and Dante Fabbro of Canada and Mattias Ekholm of Sweden - have advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament with medal hopes still alive.

At least two Preds will be eliminated on Thursday when Canada meets Switzerland, before Sweden clashes with Finland for a chance at the semifinal matches on Saturday.

Turris, the Canadian captain at the tournament, tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-0 shutout victory over the United States to give Canada the top spot in Group A with a 6-1-0 record through the preliminaries. Turris has three goals and nine points in total in the tournament, good enough to tie for 12th among all skaters in scoring; Fabbro has a goal and an assist to go along with a plus-eight rating.

Tweet from @HC_Men: Stop. Drop. & Score. 🚨🚨 @antomantha8 @kyleturris

Josi and Weber each had a helper in their final contest of the preliminary round, a 5-4 loss to the Czech Republic. Nashville's captain has posted a goal and five assists thus far at the Worlds.

Tweet from @A_Kalnins: NINO NIEDERREITER HAS ARRIVED! He ties it up 4:4!!! #TakeWarning #IIHFWorlds But what a play by Roman Josi to make it happen. Wow.

Ekholm and the Swedes finished third in Group B with a 5-2-0 record; the Preds blueliner has two assists through seven games in the tournament.

Canada and Switzerland face off at 9 a.m. CT on Thursday, while Sweden faces Finland at 1 p.m. Stay tuned to the NHL Network for television coverage, as well as to see which Preds will advance to the semifinals.

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