A new World Champion has been crowned.
How's it going on the other side of the pond, for Lightning players and in the tournament as a whole?
If you tried to predict the outcome of the 2012 IIHF World Championships, and I'm sure you did, chances are you were wrong. That's okay. Pretty much everyone was.
The IIHF World Championships quarterfinals provides everything a hockey fan could wish for: 4 consecutive highly competitive and emotionally destabilizing hockey games. Here's a recap of the 2012 edition that sent Slovakia, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic on to the medal round.
The preliminary round of the IIHF World Championships comes to a close on Tuesday with a few things still to be decided. Can France do the unthinkable, and will Slovakia, Germany or Switzerland qualify for the 2014 Olympics?
The IIHF World Championships enter their second week with a bang, with two key clashes to determine first place in each group. First the morning starts with Kazakhstan/USA and Italy/Czech Republic, before rewarding us with Finland/Canada and Sweden/Russia to end it off.