Monday, May 4, 2015

Alumdate: Jurco Joins Slovakia

With his NHL season over, Tomas Jurco has joined Slovakia at the 2015 World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

Jurco appeared in Slovakia’s 2-1 overtime victory over Belarus yesterday, helping set up Andrej Meszaros’ OT winner.

Slovakia is now 2-0 at this year’s championships with both of their wins coming in overtime. Their four points place them third in Group B behind Russia and the United States.

Slovakia’s next game is tomorrow against Slovenia.

Jurco’s season came to an end this past week when the Detroit Red Wings were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The former Sea Dogs forward registered a goal and an assist in seven playoff games.

Some other news and notes…
  • Simon Despres had two shots and two hits in 19:12 of ice time last night in Anaheim’s 3-0 victory over Calgary. The Ducks lead that series 2-0. The series resumes tomorrow in Calgary.
  • Charlie Coyle and the Minnesota Wild are down 2-0 in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks after a 4-1 loss last night. Coyle was a -2 but recorded a team high seven hits in 13:56 of ice time. The series resumes tomorrow in Minnesota.
  • In the Calder Cup Playoffs, Stanislav Galiev and the Hershey Bears have advanced to round two. Galiev is listed as day-to-day after taking a slash in the clinching game four win. The Bears scored three times on the ensuing power play, though. Hershey will play the Hartford Wolf Pack in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
  • The Wolf Pack advanced to the next round by eliminating Zack Phillips and the Providence Bruins in five games. Phillips was held pointless in the two playoff games he appeared in.

Photo: IIHF website

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