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Dallas Stars Continue To Shine At World Championships


Now that another day of the World Championships is done, a little update on how the Dallas Stars involved in the tournament are doing.

Hometown team Finland leads Group A (the group including USA and Canada) with a record of 3-0-0-0, 9 pts. Canada is second in Group A with a record of 2-0-1-0, 7 pts. USA sits in fourth place in their group, with only 5 points and a 1-1-0-1. USA has the second highest powerplay percentage, behind Russia, at 38.46% and is 100% so far on the penalty kill. Finland is leading all teams in save percentage (.973) and goals against average (0.67), mostly due to Kari Lehtonen's stellar performance so far. Another fun fact: USA is currently averaging 6397 attendees at their three games so far, good for seventh in the tournament overall. Canada is averaging just 5552, good for ninth in the tournament.

Loui Eriksson is leading all scorers in the tournament currently, with 3g, 3a, 6p and a +3 rating.He had 2g, 1a in Sweden's 6-4 win against Denmark yesterday.

Jamie Benn ranks sixth in the tournament, with 3g, 1a, 4p and a +5 rating, which is tied with Evegeni Malkin for the best plus/minus rating amongst all skaters. He had 2g, 1a in Canada's 7-2 win against France yesterday.

Philip Larsen is leading all defensemen in ice time for Denmark, and recorded an assist in Denmark's 6-4 loss to Sweden.

Alex Goligoski saw over 20 minutes of ice time in USA's 4-2 loss to Slovakia yesterday. Richard Bachman has yet to see his first game time in the tournament.

Kari Lehtonen stopped 26 of 28 shots in Finland's 5-2 win against Switzerland yesterday.

Tomas Vincour was released from the Czech Republic roster yesterday.