World Championships Update

Here are how the Lightning players are doing on their respective national teams at World Championships in Switzerland.

Canada (Group A): RW Martin St. Louis (3 G, 6 A, 2 PIM) & C Steven Stamkos (3 G, 1 A, 0 PIM)

Canada is 3-0 on the tournament so far, and beat Hungary 9-0 yesterday. (Is there no mercy rule in international ice hockey tournaments?) St. Louis had himself a four-point night, scoring himself a hat trick and registering an assist on Shea Weber's goal. Stamkos was pointless on the night, but score two goals in the previous game against Belarus (with St. Louis getting an assist on one of Stamkos's goals).

Against Slovakia today, St. Louis received three assists as well as a roughing penalty, while Stamkos was awarded one assist. Canada beat Slovakia 7-3, and St. Louis is currently the overall scoring leader of the tournament with nine total points. Canada won Group A, and their next game is against the second place team of Group D (which is the Czech Republic right now) on Thursday.

Finland (Group D): G Karri Ramo (1-0, 0.947 SV%, 1.00 GAA)

Finland is 2-0, having played Norway and Denmark so far. Ramo started the game against Denmark, where he allowed only one goal in 60 minutes of play on 19 shots. Finland's next game is against the Czech Republic tomorrow.

Latvia (Group C): RW Martins Karsums (1 G, 1 A, 2 PIM)

Latvia is 1-1, losing to the US in their first game and beating Sweden in a shootout in their second game. Karsums scored a goal in the shootout against Sweden as well as took a slashing penalty earlier in that game. Latvia's next game is against Austria tomorrow.

The United States of America (Group C): None

The Americans are also 2-0 in the tournament so far, beating Latvia 4-2 and Austria 6-1. The United States' next game is against Sweden tomorrow.

[For game summaries, please go to the IIHF > Statistics page]

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