Originally written May 11, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings’ players participating in the World Championships had excellent outings on Thursday—Justin Abdelakder scored a goal and added an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots as the U.S. defeated Belarus 5-2, Valtteri Filppula had 3 assists as Finland defeated France 7-1, and while he didn’t fare in the scoring, Pavel Datsyuk had an excellent outing in Russia’s 3-1 win over Denmark. With most teams having played 4 or 5 of their preliminary round games, and round robin standings taking on more and more importance, things get particularly interesting today, per the schedule post and MLive’s Brendan Savage: May 11: 9:15 a.m. – USA vs. Kazakhstan [on the NBC Sports Network]; 1:15 p.m. – Finland vs. Canada; [2:15 PM] – Russia vs. SwedenContinue reading "Red Wings overnight report: Wings at the Worlds, day 7; Babcock has a chat; Tomas Jurco, QMJHL champ"
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