2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships Day 10 Recap

Here’s a recap of what happened on Day 10 of the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Game 43: Finland vs. United States (Helsinki)

Max Pacioretty would get the ball rolling, putting the U.S. up 1-0 at 16:19 of the first. Kyle Palmieri would make it 2-0 at 15:33 of the second. Justin Faulk would make it 3-0 on the powerplay at 17:56. Chris Butler would make it 4-0 at 2:12 of the third, and Bobby Ryan would make it 5-0 at 4:08. Finland’s Anssi Salmela would receive a boarding major and game misconduct (game misconducts count as 20 penalty minutes in IIHF competition), but the Americans would fail to score on the major powerplay. Americans take it 5-0, outshooting Finland 31-18.

Game 44: Russia vs. Czech Republic (Stockholm)

Alexander Perezhogin would put Russia on the board just 24 seconds into the contest, and Evgeni Malkin would make it 2-0 just 44 seconds into the third. Russia was outshot 30-23 by the Czechs.

Game 45: Switzerland vs. Slovakia (Helsinki)

Tomas Tatar scores the game’s only goal at 18:13 of the first. Slovakia would hang on and beat Switzerland 1-0. Just three penalties were called the entire game. Slovakia outshot Switzerland 30-21.

Game 46: Germany vs. Norway (Stockholm)

Just 20 seconds into the game, Patrick Thoresen makes it 1-0 Norway. He would strike again at 1:28. Germany calls time. At 5:07, Martin Roymark makes it 3-0. Dennis Endras is pulled for Dimitri Kotschnew. It gets worse. Lars Erik Spets makes it 4-0 at 3:16 of the second, and Juha Kaunismaki makes it 5-0 over a minute later. Jonas Holos makes it 6-0 at 7:52. Thoresen gets a hat trick at 12:07, making it 7-0. At 13:24, Per-Age Skroder makes it 8-0. Mats Trygg makes it 9-0 on the powerplay at 14:07. Patrick Reimer would break the shutout by getting Germany on the board at 18:25. Kotschnew is replaced with Endras, and Skroder promptly lights him up making it 10-1 at 0:44 of the third. 17 seconds later, Germany’s Justin Krueger makes it 10-2. At 3:15, Norway’s Mads Hansen makes it 11-2, and at 6:27, Marcus Kink (interesting name) cuts the lead to 11-3. At 12:05, Trygg makes it 12-3. A few seconds later, Kotschnew goes back in. Germany gets a 5-on-3 goal at 17:17 to make it 12-4, goal by Christopher Fischer. That’s all that would come of it. Germany gets hammered by Norway 12-4, but the shot total was close: 32-29 Norway.

Day 11 action has Belarus taking on France and Kazakhstan taking on Finland in Helsinki, while Latvia takes on Denmark and Italy taking on Russia in Stockholm.