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NYR Players at World Tourney: May 15 Recap

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Rangers center Michael Nylander competed at the 2006 World Championship tournament in Riga, Latvia on Monday. Here is a look at how he fared:


NylanderMichael Nylander
Position: Center
Team: Sweden
Team Standing: Second place in Group F (Qualifying Round)
Nylander's Tournament Scoring to Date: 3 games, 1 goal, 1 assist
May 15: Sweden 3, Russia 3 (at Arena Riga)

Nylander had the second assist on the Swedes' first goal, scored by Mikael Samuelsson on a power play at 7:33 of the opening period. The goal tied the game at 1-1. Sweden later went ahead 3-2 after 40 minutes on a pair of second-period goals by Samuelsson and Jorgen Jonsson, but Russia's Alexei Mikhnov notched the game-tying goal late in the third period.

In other games at the World Championship tournament on Monday, Slovenia tied Italy 3-3, Denmark beat Kazakhstan 3-2, and Canada defeated Finland 4-2.
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