How are six Chicago Blackhawks players doing in the Hockey World Championships?

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

While the Chicago Blackhawks did not make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they have six players skating in the IIHF Hockey World Championship that started last Friday.

It would be smart for hockey to have an international showcase after the Stanley Cup is over so every country can have the best players included, but that is just a minor flaw.

Connor Bedard is the biggest name the Blackhawks have playing in the tournament as he is playing for Team Canada. Seth Jones and Alex Vlasic are part of the blue-line group for Team USA. Philipp Kurashev is skating for Switzerland. Petr Mrazek is in goal for the host country Czechia. Finally, Lukas Reichel is on the roster for Germany.

Is Connor Bedard dazzling in this tournament?

The yet-to-be-awarded Calder Trophy winner had two goals in Canada's 4-2 victory over Great Britain.

He gets to add more goals to his total in a few hours as Canada plays Denmark (the puck is set to drop about an hour after this piece was posted). Former Blackhawk Brandon Hagel also had a goal on Friday.

What has Seth Jones and Alex Vlasic done for Team USA?

Both had an assist in Team USA's 5-2 defeat to Sweden on Friday. Jones had two assists in the Americans' 6-1 victory over Germany yesterday.

Reichel has yet to skate for the Germans.

How has Petr Mrazek played in goal?

He was shaky in his first start yesterday. Norway scored three goals on 11 shots against Mrazek. Czechia still won 6-3.

What has Philipp Kurashev played so far?

He picked up an assist in Switzerland's 5-2 victory over Norway on Friday.