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NBC Sports Network To Air Men's World Championship Games Live

04/23/2014, 6:00pm EDT
By USAHockey.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NBC Sports Network will provide live television coverage of all of Team USA's preliminary round games at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship that begins May 9 in Minsk, Belarus. 

Additionally, NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

The tournament, which runs through May 25, features a collection of the best players in the world from 16 nations. Team USA opens play May 9 against Belarus.

In addition to all Team USA preliminary round games, NBC will present coverage of the entire medal round, including quarterfinals, semifinals and the bronze- and gold-medal games. A detailed schedule is below.

NBC Sports Network will produce pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage from the network’s state-of-the-art International Broadcast Center located in Stamford, Conn.

NBC Sports Network Game Coverage

Date Opponent Time (EDT)
Fri., May 9 Belarus 1:30 p.m.
Sat., May 10 Switzerland 1:30 p.m.
Switzerland (encore) 11:30 p.m.
Mon., May 12 Russia 1:30 p.m.
Thu., May 15 Latvia 9:30 a.m.
Fri., May 16 Kazakhstan 9:30 a.m.
Sun., May 18 Finland 9:30 a.m.
Tue., May 20 Germany 5:30 a.m.
Thu., May 22 Quarterfinal* 9:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal 1:00 p.m.
Quarterfinal* 11:00 p.m.
Fri., May 23 Quarterfinal* 1:00 a.m.
Sat., May 24 Semifinal* 9:30 a.m.
Semifinal* Noon
Sun., May 25 Gold-Medal Game 2:00 p.m.
Bronze-Medal Game* 4:30 p.m.
* - same-day delay

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DateĀ  OpponentĀ  Result
Fri., May 9 Belarus W, 6-1
Sat., May 10 Switzerland W, 3-2
Mon., May 12 Russia L, 1-6
Thu., May 15 Latvia L, 5-6
Fri., May 16 Kazakhstan W, 4-3 (OT)
Sun., May 18 Finland W, 3-1
Tue., May 20 Germany W, 5-4
Thu., May 22 Czech Republic
(Quarterfinals)
L, 3-4

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HELSINKI, Finland - Kyle Palmieri (Smithtown, N.Y./Anaheim Ducks/University of Notre Dame) and Bobby Ryan (Cherry Hill, N.J./Anaheim Ducks) each scored for Team USA, but Finland's Jesse Jonesuu tallied the game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining in regulation, as the U.S. Men's National Team fell to Finland, 3-2, in the quarterfinals of the 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's World Championship at Hartwall Arena.

Team USA won six of its eight games in the tournament and officially finished with a record of 4-2-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L). The U.S. will finish sixth in the final standings if Sweden beats the Czech Republic in the final quarterfinal game tonight in Stockholm or seventh if the Czech Republic wins.

"We knew it would be a tough game," saidScott Gordon, head coach of Team USA. "We battled and certainly had our chances, but tonight they were just a little bit better than us. In the end, I liked our group and thought they represented our country extremely well."

After a scoreless first period, Finland opened the scoring at 13:27 of the second period. But the U.S. responded 21 seconds later when Jeff Petry (Ann Arbor, Mich./Edmonton Oilers/Michigan State University) found Palmieri streaking through the slot. Palmieri redirected the pass into the back of the net to tie the game and send the teams into the second intermission tied 1-1.

Ryan put home a rebound of a Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Minn./Carolina Hurricanes/University of Minnesota Duluth) shot from the point to stake the U.S. to a 2-1 lead just 1:39 into the third period. The U.S. maintained its lead until Mikko Koivu had a puck glance off his skate and past Jimmy Howard (Syracuse, N.Y./Detroit Red Wings/University of Maine) with 6:58 left in regulation to tie the game. Joensuu recorded his second goal of the game from the side of the net with nine seconds remaining to give Finland the victory.

Howard, who was named Team USA's Player of the Game, made 28 saves, while Petri Vehanen had 24 stops for Finland.

NOTES: Team USA's Best Three Players of the Tournament were Jimmy Howard, Paul Stastny and Justin Faulk ... Justin Faulk led all Team USA defensemen with eight points (4-4) in the tournament. He also paced the team with a plus-nine rating ... Team USA didn't have a power-play opportunity on the night, while Finland went 0-for-1 with the man advantage ... Max Pacioretty's 12 points (2-10) were the most points of any U.S. player in the IIHF Men's World Championship since at least 1975 ... Defenseman Jack Johnsonwas the captain of Team USA. The alternate captains were forwards Jim Slater and Nate Thompson ... Scott Gordon was the head coach of the 2012 U.S. Men's National Team. Greg Cronin and David Quinn served as assistant coaches ... The 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team was under the direction of the U.S. Men’s National Team Advisory Group, led by Jim Johannson, assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. Other members include NHL general managers Stan Bowman (Chicago), Brian Burke (Toronto), Paul Holmgren (Philadelphia), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles), David Poile (Nashville), Ray Shero (Pittsburgh) and Dale Tallon (Florida) and Pittsburgh Penguins pro scout Don Waddell ... USA Hockey's international council, chaired by Tony Rossi, vice president of USA Hockey, has oversight responsibilities for all U.S. national teams ... NBC Sports televised all Team USA games in the 2012 IIHF Men's World Championship. 

GAME SUMMARY

Scoring By Period

USA 0- 1- 1- 2
FIN 0- 1- 2- 3

First Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: None.

Second Period – Scoring: 1, FIN, Joensuu (Pihlstrom, Kukkonen), 13:27; 2, USA, Palmieri (Petry, Crabb), 13:48. Penalties: USA, Pacioretty (hooking), 7:35.

Third Period – Scoring: 3, USA, Ryan (Faulk, Smith), 1:39; FIN, Koivu (Jokinen, Filppula), 13:02; 5, FIN, Joensuu (Kontiola), 19:51. Penalties: None.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 Total
USA 10 9 7 26
FIN 7 10 14 31
         
Goaltenders (SH/SV)  1 2 3 Total
USA, Howard, 59:49 7/7 10/9 14/12 31/28
FIN, Vehanen, 60:00 10/10 9/8 7/6 26/24

Power Play: USA 0-0; FIN 0-1
Penalties: USA 1-2; FIN 0-0

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