Russia wins bronze

Thursday, 03.05.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Russia wins bronze
Follow the Canadiens' performances in Moscow

MONTREAL -- Follow the performances of the Canadiens' five representatives at the World Hockey Championship, which runs from April 27 through May 13.

Daily update:

May 13: Despite not having Andrei Markov in the lineup, Russia still gave the home crowd something to cheer about. notching a 3-1 win over Sweden for the bronze medal.  Markov, who was hurt Saturday after a knee-on-knee collision with Finland's Sean Bergenheim, was elected to the tournament's All-Star team, as well as being named the top defenseman at this year's World Hockey Championship.

May 12: Russia was handed its first loss of the tournament at the worst possible time, falling 2-1 in overtime to Finland in the semi-final.  The curse continues for host nations at the World Championship as the home crowd hasn't seen their country win gold since 1986 when the USSR came out on top in Moscow.  Andrei Markov was limited to one shot on goal in the contest.

May 10: Switzerland was unable to repeat history from the 2006 Olympics where they pulled an upset with a win over Canada.  The Swiss fell 5-1 to the Canadians, who won their seventh straight game.  Mark Streit was held off the scoresheet.

May 9: The host team sent their fans home happy once again as Russia blanked the Czech Republic 4-0 to move on to the semi-finals.  Andrei Markov scored his third goal of the tournament in the game while Tomas Plekanec was held to a shot on goal for the Czechs. Jaroslav Halak, meanwhile, was once again dressed as the backup in Slovakia's 7-4 loss to Sweden.

May 7: Russia closed out the qualifying round with their perfect record still intact thanks to a 4-2 win over Sweden.  Andrei Markov picked up his seventh point in the tournament, assisting on the game-winning goal.

May 6: Russia continued to dominate in the tournament, with the host nation beating Switzerland 6-3 to remain unbeaten. Andrei Markov had a goal and an assist in the win while fellow Habs blueliner Mark Streit scored his first goal and added a helper in the loss.  Tomas Plekanec scored a goal in the Czechs' 4-3 overtime loss to Canada. With the overtime point, the Czech Republic secured a spot in the quarter-finals.  Jaroslav Halak was the backup as Slovakia edged Belarus 4-3.

May 5: Three of the four Habs in action on Saturday were victorious as Switzerland beat Denmark 4-1 and Slovakia edged the Czech Republic 3-2.  Mark Streit had a pair of assists in the win, which secured a quarter-final berth for the Swiss.  David Aebischer dressed as the backup.  Tomas Plekanec had a goal and an assist for the Czechs but his points didn't come at the expense of Canadiens teammate Jaroslav Halak, who also filled the backup role on Saturday.

May 4: Only one Canadiens representative was on the ice on Friday as Russia faced off against Italy.  The Russians improved their record to 4-0 in the tournament with a 3-0 victory.  Andrei Markov may not have gotten his name on the scoresheet but he would finish the game with a differential of plus-2.

May 3: It was a tough day for Canadiens players at the World Hockey Championship as Switzerland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic all lost Thursday in Moscow.  David Aebischer backed up Jonas Hiller and Mark Streit was held off the scoresheet for a third straight game as the Swiss fell 2-0 to Finland.  Jaroslav Halak also dressed as the backup in Slovakia's 4-2 loss to the United States.  Tomas Plekanec was held to two shots on goal as the Czech Republic were upset 2-0 by Germany.

May 2: Canadiens goaltenders David Aebischer and Jaroslav Halak were both in action on Wednesday in Moscow but were unable to lead their team's to victory.  Halak gave up five goals on 28 shots in Slovakia's 5-4 loss to Canada while David Aebischer was beaten six times on 29 shots as Sweden topped Switzerland 6-0.  Mark Streit was held to a shot on goal in the contest.

May 1: With wins in their final preliminary round matchups, Andrei Markov and the Russians, and Tomas Plekanec and the Czechs head into the qualifying round with a maximum of nine points, to lead their respective groups.  Markov picked up an assist in a 5-4 victory over Finland while Plekanec also had a helper in the Czechs' 4-3 win over the United States.

April 30: Slovakia and Switzerland kept the Habs' representatives unbeaten at the World Championship on Monday.  Mark Streit had three shots on net and David Aebischer backed up Jonas Hiller in the Swiss' 2-1 win over Italy.  Jaroslav Halak was given a rest, backing up Karol Krizan as Slovakia cruised past Germany 5-1.

April 29: Andrei Markov and Russia, and Tomas Plekanec and the Czech Republic improved to 2-0 Sunday in Moscow.  Markov picked up an assist in an 8-1 win over Ukraine.  Plekanec didn't record any points in the Czechs' 6-1 triumph over Austria.

April 28: From the get-go, Jaroslav Halak showed what he's made of.  The 21-year-old goaltender turned aside Norway's 24 shots to earn the shutout in a 3-0 win for Slovakia.  Switzerland was also victorius in its tournament opener, with a 2-1 final over Latvia.  Mark Streit was held off the scoresheet, while David Aebischer backed up Jonas Hiller.

April 27: Andrei Markov and Tomas Plekanec kicked off the tournament in style, notching wins in their first games.  Markov scored a goal in Russia's easy 9-1 victory over Denmark while the Czechs, thanks to a three-point effort from Tomas Plekanec, took care of Belarus by an 8-2 final.

 


# 52 Andrei Markov (Russia) 

Date  Opponent Result Performance
April 27 Denmark W 9-1 1 goal, 2 shots, +/-1
April 29 Ukraine W 8-1 1 assist, 3 shots, +/-0 
May 1 Finland W 5-4 1 assist, 3 shots, -1
May 4 Italy W 3-0 2 shots, +/-2
May 6 Switzerland W 6-3 1 goal, 2 assists, 1 shot, +/-1
May 7 Sweden W 4-2 1 assist, 2 shots, +/-1
May 9 Czech Republic W 4-0 1 goal, 2 shots, +/-1
May 12 Finland L 2-1 (OT) 1 shot
May 13 Sweden W 3-1 Did not play




# 7 Mark Streit (Switzerland) 

Date  Opponent Result Performance
April 28 Latvia W 2-1 1 shot, +/-0
April 20 Italy W 2-1 3 shots, +/-0
May 2 Sweden L 6-0 1 shot, +/-0
May 3 Finland L 2-0 -1
May 5 Denmark W 4-1 2 assists, +/-1
May 6 Russia L 6-3 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 shots, -2
May 10 Canada L 5-1 -1


# 40 David Aebischer (Switzerland)  
 

Date  Opponent Result Performance
April 28 Latvia W 2-1 Did not play
April 20 Italy W 2-1 Did not play
May 2 Sweden L 6-0 23 saves on 29 shots
May 3 Finland L 2-0 Did not play
May 5 Denmark W 4-1 Did not play
May 6 Russia L 6-3 Did not play
May 10 Canada L 5-1 Did not play


# 14 Tomas Plekanec (Czech Republic) 

Date  Opponent Result Performance
April 27 Belarus W 8-2 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 shots, +/-3
April 29 Austria W 6-1 1 shot, +/-0
May 1 United States W 4-3 1 assist, 2 shots, +/-0
May 3 Germany L 2-0 2 shots, -1
May 5 Slovakia L 3-2 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, +/-0
May 6 Canada L 4-3 (OT) 1 goal, 2 shots, +/-0
May 9 Russia L 4-0 1 shot, +/-0


# 41 Jaroslav Halak (Slovakia) 

Date  Opponent Result Performance
April 28 Norway W 3-0 Shutout, 24 saves
April 30 Germany W 5-1 Did not play
May 2 Canada L 5-4 23 saves on 28 shots
May 3 United States L 4-2 Did not play
May 5 Czech Republic W 3-2 Did not play
May 6 Belarus W 4-3 Did not play
May 9 Sweden L 7-4 Did not play