When we checked in on the Arizona Coyotes at the IIHF World Championship it was a mixed bag. Liam Kirk was doing great for Great Britain, while Adin Hill and Darcy Kuemper were struggling with Canada.
But every team has played again, time to check in to see how things are doing.
Canada has struggled in this tournament, but yesterday they scored their first win with a 4-2 victory over Norway. Canada went back to their all-Coyotes goaltending pair, with Darcy Kuemper getting the start and Adin Hill serving backup.
As much as I would like to give Kuemper all the credit, it helps that Canada was finally able to score more than two goals. But if there are any goaltenders who are used to the team in front of them being unable to score, it's Darcy Kuemper and Adin Hill.
Forward Michael Bunting also played in that game. He played 13:02 and was held pointless. He had three shots on goal, putting him tied for sixth on the team in shots on goal in the game.
The United States won again since we last checked in, a 3-0 win over Kazakhstan. For a brief moment, it looked like Conor Garland would be recording another assist, but it was soon taken away.
Looks like assist removed from game stats for Garland, who has two in this tournament. Just one assist on the Trevor Moore goal.— José M. Romero (@RomeroJoseM) May 25, 2021
Garland had another solid game though, at 18:12 he led the team's forwards in TOI, he had four shots on goal, and he was a +2. If nothing else, it is good to see that he doesn't appear to have lost a step since returning from injury.
Team Great Britain
If you had told me that Liam Kirk would have more goals than Conor Garland at this year's World Championship, I wouldn't have believed you. But he scored another two goals in Great Britain's 4-3 win over Belarus, giving him four goals in four games.
Kirk is doing everything he needs to do at this tournament, and he is tied with Denmark's Nicklas Jensen for most goals in the tournament.
Great Britain is far from a favorite at this year's tournament, but if Kirk keeps this up, they are a team Coyotes fans would do well to watch. And for a more in-depth look at Kirk come back later today.