For a pair of Ottawa Senators, it’s on to bigger and better things.
But for a third, not so much at the 2010 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Germany.
Despite a 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic earlier today in Mannheim, Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson and Sweden finished on top of Group C. And Sens forward Peter Regin and surprising Denmark, which wound up third in Group D, will join the Swedes in the next phase of the competition, which begins Friday in Cologne and Mannheim.
Joining Karlsson and Regin in the qualification round is Binghamton Senators forward Kaspars Daugavins and Latvia, which claimed third place in Group B. The top three in each of four groups moved forward in the tournament, while the bottom teams now play in the relegation round. Shockingly, that group includes Sens forward Nick Foligno and the United States, which went winless in three preliminary round starts.
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