Monday Morning Musings With Me “The Big E”: Looking at the Worlds and More

May 17th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 32 saves for team Sweden en route to a 3-1 defeat over a mostly lethargic team Canada on Sunday afternoon.

The "Monster" is 2-1 so far in these 2010 IIHF World Hockey Championships. His impressive 94.51 save percentage and 1.67 goals-against is only good enough to rank him eighth in the tournament though.

Nikolai Kulemin is almost on a point per game pace at these championships. With two goals and two assists in five games for team Russia, he is a plus-four so far in the tournament and  just four points behind the tournament leader Brandon Dubinsky of Team USA.

Sweden, Russia, and Switzerland are the teams that have a place in Thursday's quarter-finals. The top four teams in the two groups make it to the quarter-finals where they will crossover and the play the other group (No. 1 vs. No. 4, No. 2 vs. No. 3).

Russia is the top team, winning all four games and having 12 points (three points per win). Canada is third in their group with six points after falling 3-1 to Sweden on Sunday.

Carl Gunnarsson and Rickard Wallin have both had strong tournaments for Sweden. Gunna ...

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