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The 2011 IIHF World Hockey Championships were held from April 29th until May 15th with a total of 5 players or prospects who represented the organization. Andrei Kostitsyn and Tomas Plekanec were the NHL'ers suiting up for their respective countries while Konstantin Korneev and Alexei Yemelin represented Team Russia. Newly signed Raphael Diaz suited up for Switzerland. Here is how each player did on a game-by-game basis.
Raphael Diaz (SUI)
Diaz was named Switzerland's player of the game vs Norway. He was also in the starting lineup for every game played. His 3 goals tied him for the tournament lead for goals by a defenceman.
Andrei Kostitsyn (BLR)
Kostitsyn was Belarus' top point-getter with 7 points in just 5 games.
Konstantin Korneev (RUS)
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Korneev's +3 rating was the 2nd highest on the Russian team.
Tomas Plekanec (CZE)
Plekanec tied for the most points for the Czechs with 10 points in 8 games. His 6 goals were a team high and tied him for the 3rd most in the tournament.
Alexei Yemelin (RUS)
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Yemelin's 29 PIMS were a team high and placed him 3rd among all players in the tournament (highest of any player in the medal round).
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