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HODGSON, MYERS, McCABE BOUNCED FROM WORLDS

Canada falls to Finland while the Americas are eliminated by the Czech Republic

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 3:54 PM / News
By Chris Ryndak  - Sabres.com
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HODGSON, MYERS, McCABE BOUNCED FROM WORLDS
For the members of the Buffalo Sabres participating in the IIHF World Championships in Belarus, their chances at winning a medal have come to an end.

For the members of the Buffalo Sabres participating in the IIHF World Championships in Belarus, their chances at winning a medal have come to an end.

Zemgus Girgensons, Ted Nolan and Team Latvia did not qualify for the playoff round and both Team Canada – featuring Cody Hodgson and Tyler Myers – and Jake McCabe’s Team USA were eliminated in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

In the early game, the Czech Republic ended the hopes of the U.S. with a 4-3 victory. The Americans fell into a 4-1 hole by the end of the second and two late third-period goals from Tyler Johnson brought the U.S. back into the game.

However, the Czech Republic was able to hang on and will now face Finland in the semifinals on Saturday.

McCabe logged 1:39 of ice time on two shifts.

Later in the day, Team Canada was eliminated from the tournament by Finland. The Canadians held a 2-1 lead late in the second period, but two goals by the Finns in the third period helped their cause to advance in the tournament.

Iiro Pakarinen scored the game-winner with 3:08 remaining in regulation to clinch the 3-2 victory.

It’s the fifth year in a row that the Canadians have been bounced in the quarterfinals.

Hodgson finished the tournament with six goals and eight points.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82