Recap: Coyotes at 2013 IIHF World Championship

Sunday, 05.19.2013 / 2:20 PM
Dave Vest

GLENDALE -- Coyotes forward David Moss notched an assist on Sunday to help the United States beat Finland, 3-2 in a shootout, in the bronze medal game at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden.

Coyotes forward Lauri Korpikoski scored both of Finland’s goals and was named the game’s best player.

Five other Coyotes – Mikkel Boedker (Denmark), Martin Hanzal (Czech Republic), Zbynek Michalek (Czech Republic), Mike Smith (Canada) and Radim Vrbata (Czech Republic) - also played in the tournament but did not make it to the bronze medal or gold medal games. Sweden won the prestigious event by beating Switzerland 5-1 in the gold medal game.

Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett served as an assistant coach for Canada.

Below are some key stats for the seven Coyotes who played at the 2013 IIHF World Championship (in alphabetical order):

Mikkel Boedker

Denmark

3 assists in 7 games

22:39 average ice time

12 shots

Martin Hanzal

Czech Republic

1 goal, 3 assists in 8 games

61.9 face-off percentage

17:05 average ice time

15 shots

Lauri Korpikoski

Finland

3 goals, 2 assists in 8 games

17:03 average ice time

26 shots

Named bronze medal game's best player vs. USA

Zbynek Michalek

Czech Republic

3 goals, 1 assist in 8 games

24:30 average ice time

26 shots (led team)

Named game's best player vs. Denmark

David Moss

USA

4 goals, 3 assists in 10 games

26 shots

Named game's best player vs. France

Won bronze medal

Mike Smith

Canada

2 wins, 2 losses

.944 save percentage

1.65 goals-against average

1 assist

Named game's best player vs. Sweden

Named game's best player vs. Czech Republic

Radim Vrbata

Czech Republic

2 goals, 1 assist in 8 games

Plus-4 rating (led team)

18 shots

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