The World Championships have started in Moscow, and the Blackhawks have six players representing their countries.
Friday, May 6
- Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson – one of two Erik Gustafssons on the roster for Sweden – skated 18:06 with two shots on net as Sweden beat Latvia 2-1. For those watching at home, the Blackhawks’ Gustafsson is wearing number 56 for Sweden.
- Against Canada on Friday, Blackhawks prospect Vince Hinostroza started the game on a line with Dylan Larkin and Nick Foligno, while Hawks prospect Tyler Motte started with JT Compher and Steve Santini. Motte skated 14:03 and Hinostroza skated 8:21 in the loss; neither collected a point. Canada defeated the United States 5-1.
- Hawks forward and Calder Trophy finalist Artemi Panarin led all Russian forwards, skating 19:42 in a 3-0 loss to the Czech Republic.
- Defenseman Ville Pokka skated 19:13 as Finland defeated Belarus 6-2.
Saturday, May 7
- Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff skated 28:25 as Germany lost to France 3-2.
- Tyler Motte was credited with one assists and Vince Hinostroza collected assists on Miles Wood’s first period goal and another on a Noah Hanifin second period goal as the United States defeated Belarus 6-3.
Russia, Sweden and Finland are in action on Sunday.