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Radulov Makes Tournament Debut in OT Win vs. Czech Republic

by Jay Levin / Nashville Predators
Day 3 of the World Championships saw four Preds in action, led by Marek Zidlicky's two point game against Russia.


Zidlicky recorded a pair of assists to go along with five shots on goal in 25:48 of ice time, while Martin Erat added four shots on goal in 20:46 of ice time in Czech Republic's 4-5 overtime loss to Russia. Alexander Radulov made his tournament debut with a roughing minor from a skirmish with Filip Kuba late in the third period of the game. With the overtime decision both teams secured a slot in the Qualifying Round. Russia with one win and one overtime win, leads Group D with its Preliminary Round finale against Denmark on Tuesday. Czech Republic, with one win and one overtime loss, is second in the group heading into its group finale against Italy.

Dan Hamhuis was scoreless with one shot on goal in Canada's 7-0 win over Lativa as the Canadian squad improved to 2-0 on the tournament.

Team USA also improved to 2-0 with a 5-1 win over Slovenia. Phil Kessel paced the American attack with a hat trick, while Tim Thomas turned aside 11-of-12 shots for his second win of the tournament. USA and Canada meet on Tuesday in the Group B finale. Both teams will advance to the Qualifying Round.

Preds Scoring at the World Championships

Martin Erat (CZE) - 2 gp, 0g-0a, 7 shots
May 2 DEN (5-2 W) - 0g-0a, 3 shots, 20:10 ice time
May 4 RUS (4-5 OTL) - 0g-0a, 4 shots, 20:46 ice time
May 6 ITA - Tuesday
 
Dan Hamhuis (CAN) - 2 gp, 1g-0a, 3 shots
May 2 SLO (5-1 W) - 1g-0a, 2 shots, 17:47 ice time (scored game's opening goal)
May 4 LAT (7-0 W) - 0g-0a, 1 shot, 14:09 ice time
May 6 USA - Tuesday

Patric Hornqvist (SWE) - 1 gp, 2g-0a, 9 shots
May 3 BLR (6-5 W) - 2g-0a, 9 shots, 15:41 ice time (tied score at 3-3 & 5-5)
May 5 FRA - Monday
May 7 SUI - Wednesday

Ville Koistinen (FIN) - 1 gp, 0g-0a, 0 shots
May 3 GER (5-1) - 0g-0a, 0 shots, 17:26
May 5 NOR - Monday
May 7 SVK - Wednesday

Janne Niskala (FIN) - 1 gp, 0g-1a, 2 shots

May 3 GER (5-1) - 0g-1a, 2 shots, 18:29 (assist on game's opening goal)
May 5 NOR - Monday
May 7 SVK - Wednesday

Antti Pihlstrom (FIN) - 1 gp, 0g-1a, 4 shots
May 3 GER (5-1) - 0g-1a, 4 shots, 10:30
May 5 NOR - Monday
May 7 SVK - Wednesday

Alexander Radulov (RUS) - 1 gp, 0g-0a, 0 shots
May 2 ITA (7-1 W) - DNP
May 4 CZE (5-4 OTW) - 0g-0a, 0 shots, 6:09 ice time
May 6 DEN - Tuesday

Marek Zidlicky (CZE) - 2 gp, 0g-2a, 7 shots
May 2 DEN (5-2 W) - 0g-0a, 2 shots, 22:33 ice time
May 4 RUS (4-5 OTL) - 0g-2a, 5 shots, 25:48 ice time
May 6 ITA - Tuesday

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