KOSICE, May 17, 2019 — Carter Hart (R), goalie of Canada controls the puck during the 2019 IIHF Ice hockey, Eishockey World Championship, WM, Weltmeisterschaft Slovakia group A game between Canada and France at Steel Arena on May 16, 2019 in Kosice, Slovakia. Canada won 5-2.
Lukasz Laskowski
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VICKERS: Carter Hart Turns Playoff Disappointment Into Valued World Championships Experience

KOSICE, Slovakia — Carter Hart didn’t disappoint in his debut season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Much of the same, he hopes, can be expected in his encore.

Hart, a standout in his rookie foray in the National Hockey League, hopes to play a key role in returning the Flyers to an appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

“I just want to play as many games as I can next year,” said Hart, who is representing Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. “I’ll make sure I get a good summer in and get some good work in here so I’ll be ready for next year. I want to play a lot of games so I’ll make sure I have a good summer of training ahead of me so I’ll be prepared for next year.”

He wasn’t underprepared this year.

Hart, who was recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American

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