New York Rangers World Championship update and medal round preview

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KOSICE, SLOVAKIA – MAY 13: Chris Kreider #18 of USA looks on during the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia group A game between United States and Finland at Steel Arena on May 13, 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia. (Photo by Lukasz Laskowski/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

The medal round at the IIHF World Championships begins on Thursday and all six New York Rangers are still going to be in action. There will be some marquee match-ups for Blueshirts fans starting on day one.

The six New York Rangers players along with presumptive first round picks Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will all be in action on Thursday when the medal round begins.  Russia and Canada finished atop their respective divisions in the preliminary round.  Here’s how the top four teams finished.

In a complex points system the teams were awarded three points for a win, two points for an OT win and one point for an OT loss.

Group A  (W-OTW-OTL-L)

  1. Canada  6-0-0-1  18 points
  2. Finland 5-0-1-1  16 points
  3. Germany 5-0-0-2  15 points
  4. USA    4-1-0-2  14 points

Group B (W-OTW-OTL-L)

  1. Russia 7-0-0-0  21 points
  2. Czech Republic  6-0-0-1  18 points
  3. Sweden 5-0-0-2  15 points
  4. Switzerland  4-0-0-3  12 points

The tournament begins in earnest on Thursday with the top teams facing off now that all of the pretenders are out of the competition.

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