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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Okposo scores winner, adds assist in USA Exhibition win

from usahockey <<The U.S. Men's National Team defeated Sweden 3-2 on Tuesday in its only tuneup game before the 2012 IIHF Men's World Championship, held in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden. Team USA opens play against France at 5:15 a.m. EDT on Friday.>>

Kyle Okposo scored the winning goal (which made it 3-0 US) after assisting on a Jim Slater goal earlier in the contest.  Okposo had 24 goals for the Isles this past season; only two Team USA teammates (Bobby Ryan and Max Pacioretty) had more

All Team USA games in the tourney will be shown on NBCSN; all but two of the games will be shown live (ironically the two not shown live are the game against Canada and the Gold Medal Game).

TV schedule from USAHockey:

Team USA 2012 IIHF World Men's Championship Schedule
May 4 - 20 • Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden
 
DateOpponentLocationTime (EDT)
Television
Fri., May 4FranceHelsinki5:15 a.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Sat., May 5CanadaHelsinki12:00 p.m.NBC Sports Network
(Delay/10:30 p.m. ET)
Mon., May 7SlovakiaHelsinki1:15 p.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Thurs., May 10BelarusHelsinki9:15 a.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Fri., May 11KazakhstanHelsinki9:15 a.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Sun., May 13FinlandHelsinki9:15 a.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Tues., May 15SwitzerlandHelsinki1:15 p.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
Thurs., May 17QuarterfinalsHelsinkiTBDNBC Sports Network (Live)
Sat., May 19SemifinalsHelsinkiTBDNBC Sports Network (TBD)
Sun., May 20Bronze-Medal GameHelsinki9:00 a.m.NBC Sports Network (Live)
 Gold-Medal GameHelsinki1:30 p.m.NBC Sports Network (Delay/9 p.m. ET)
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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