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Oilers at the World Championships

Defenceman Denis Grebeshkov helps Russia earn first Gold since 1993

Monday, 19.05.2008 / 9:40 PM / News
By Marc Ciampa  - edmontonoilers.com
Eight Oilers players suited up for their respective countries at the IIHF World Championships in Halifax and Quebec City from May 2 to 18.

Oilers defenceman Denis Grebeshkov was a member of the Gold-Medal winning Russian squad, which won after beating Canada 5-4 in overtime on Sunday. He finished third in the tournament in plus/minus at +12 in nine games. He was also tied for 13th in the tournament in assists with six.

For Team Canada, Steve Staios finished with a +9 rating in nine games. Sam Gagner played once and had no points.

Robert Nilsson had two goals and six points and is +5 in nine games for the Swedes.

Matt Greene and Tom Gilbert's Team USA was eliminated Wednesday by Finland in the quarter-finals. Gilbert finished the tournament with four points in seven games plus 15 shots on goal. He was second among US blueliners in points and assists and first in shots. Greene remains tournament leader with 38 penalty minutes.

INTERVIEWS:

OILERS PLAYER STATS AT THE WORLDS:

Name         Country Pos GP G  A PTS PIM  +/-  SOG  ATOI
SAM GAGNER     CANADA   C    1  0  0  0    0     0    1    4:23
STEVE STAIOS   CANADA   D    9  0  0  0    2    +9    6   16:40
MATT GREENE     USA     D    7  0  0  0   38    +1    2   13:44
TOM GILBERT     USA     D    7  1  3  4    0     0   15   17:18
D. GREBESHKOV  RUSSIA   D    9  0  6  6    2   +12    2   13:25
ROBERT NILSSON SWEDEN   LW   9  2  4  6    2    +4   13   12:35

Did not play: Ladislav Smid (CZE) & Mathieu Garon (CAN)

RESULTS:

May 18:

Russia 5 vs. Canada 4 (OT) (Grebeshkov: +1) Highlights

May 17:

Finland 4 vs. Sweden Highlights

May 16:

Russia 4 vs. Finland 0 Highlights
Canada 5 vs. Sweden 4 (Nilsson: 1 assist) Highlights

May 14:

Russia 6 vs. Switzerland 0 (Grebeshkov: 2 assists, +4) Highlights
Canada 8 vs. Norway 2 (Staios: +2) Highlights
Sweden 3 vs. Czech Republic 2 (OT)  Highlights
Finland 3 vs. USA 2 (OT)  Highlights

May 12:

Canada 6 vs. Finland 3 Highlights
USA 9 vs. Norway 1 (Gilbert: 2 assists, +2) Highlights
Russia 5 vs. Switzerland 3 Highlights

May 11:

Sweden 5 vs. Czech Republic 3 (Nilsson: 1 assist)
Finland 3 vs. USA 2 (Gilbert: 1 goal; Greene: 30 PIM) Highlights

May 10:

Canada 10 vs. Germany 1 Highlights
Russia 3 vs. Sweden 2 (Grebeshkov: 1 assist) Highlights

May 9:

Russia 4 vs. Belarus 3 (SO)   

May 8:

Sweden 8 vs. Denmark 1 Highlights
Canada 2 vs. Norway 1 (Staios: 3 shots on goal) Highlights
USA 6 vs. Germany 4 Highlights

May 7:

Switzerland 4 vs. Sweden 2 (Nilsson: 1 assist) Highlights

May 6:

Canada
5 vs. USA 4 (Staios: +1; Gilbert: 1 assist) Highlights
Russia 4 vs. Denmark 0 (Grebeshkov: 1 assist, +1) Highlights

May 5:

Sweden
9 vs. France 0 (Nilsson: 1 goal, +2, 3 SOG) Highlights

May 4:

Canada
7 vs. Latvia 0 (Staios: +2) Highlights
USA 5 vs. Slovenia 1 Highlights

May 3:

Sweden
6 vs. Belarus 5 (Nilsson: 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 SOG) Highlights
Russia 5 vs. Czech Republic 4 Highlights

May 2:

USA
4 vs. Latvia 0 (Gilbert: 5 shots on goal) Highlights
Russia 7 vs. Italy 1 (Grebeshkov: 2 assists, +3) Highlights
Canada 5 vs. Slovenia 1 Highlights

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