Monday, May 7, 2012
Loui Eriksson, Jamie Benn leading goal scorers at World Championship
By Mark Stepneski
Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson had two goals and one assist in Sweden’s 6-4 victory over Denmark at the World Championship on Monday.
Eriksson leads the tournament with six points (three goals and three assists) in three games and is tied for first in goal scoring with three other players, including Canada's Jamie Benn.
Benn had two goals, one assist and a plus-4 rating in Canada’s 7-2 win over France on Monday.
Benn had new linemates Monday, playing with Chicago’s Patrick Sharp and Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The trio combined for 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the game.
Benn has three goals in three games. His four points are tied for fifth in the tournament.
Defenseman Alex Goligoski had no points, no shots and an even rating in Team USA’s 4-2 loss to Slovakia. Richard Bachman did not play for the Americans. He was the backup to Jimmy Howard for the third straight game.
Defenseman Philip Larsen had one assist for Denmark in Monday's loss to Sweden.
Tomas Vincour did not play for the Czechs, who defeated Norway 4-3 on Monday.
Canada 7, France 2
Czech Republic 4, Norway 3
Slovakia 4, USA 2
Sweden 6, Denmark 4
Belarus vs. Kazakhstan, 8:15 a.m.
Latvia vs. Italy, 9:15 a.m.
Finland vs. Switzerland, 12:15 p.m.
Russia vs. Germany, 1:15 p.m.