Sure, the NHL playoffs are going on, but the IIHF Worlds Championship Tournament in Helsinki and Stockholm is also going on. The Tampa Bay Lightning have more representatives on Team USA now than they have ever had in the past. Goaltender Ben Bishop, Nate Thompson, and Matt Carle are all representing America. Steven Stamkos is suited up for Team Canada.
You can watch Team USA go for their third straight win in the tournament today on NBC Sports at 1:15pm! They will face off against Russia. Canada will play Norway. You can watch all of the games on youtube.com/icehockey. Just click here!
The tournament began on Friday, May 7th. On Saturday, Team USA beat Team Austria 5-3. Ben Bishop was in net, making 18 of 21 saves. Steven Stamkos helped Canada to defeat Denmark with a goal in their 3-1 victory.
On Sunday USA beat Lativa 4-1. Ben Bishop was again in net. Nate Thompson and Matt Carle have yet to score a goal, however, Nate has won 9 of 14 faceoffs. He also managed to draw a penalty in game 1. Canada fell to Switzerland 3-2 in a shootout.