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Bolts at the World Championship Recap: May 7

USA falls to Slovakia; Canada and Sweden both win

Monday, 05.07.2012 / 10:50 PM / Bolts Report
By Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter
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Bolts at the World Championship Recap: May 7

The Lightning players continued their high level of play at the World Championships on Monday, even if each of their respective clubs didn't come away with a victory.

The Americans' win streak came to an end following a 4-2 loss to Slovakia, while Canada defeated France 7-2 to avenge a previous loss, and Sweden also won, beating Denmark 6-4.

Nate Thompson registered two shots on goal and ranked second on Team USA in faceoff percentage with 71.3, while JT Brown recorded just 41 seconds of ice time, but finished the contest with an even rating. Both were held off the score sheet.

Teddy Purcell was also held off the score sheet in Team Canada's victory, but contributed one shot on goal and recorded in even rating in 11:24 of ice time.

Victor Hedman, meanwhile, led Team Sweden with six penalty minutes, registered two shots on goal, finished the contest with a plus-1 rating and logged 18:34 in ice time, which so far accounts for his fewest in the tournament.

The Bolts players will get a day off from game action on Tuesday, with play resuming Wednesday.