2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships Day 2 Recap

Here’s a recap of what happened on Day 2 of the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Game 7: Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan (Helsinki)

The Swiss get the first goal, scored by Ivo Ruthemann at 9:48 of the first. Mark Streit makes it 2-0 on a powerplay goal at 11:04. Kazakhstan’s Roman Savchenko cuts the Swiss lead in half just 96 seconds into the second. Streit adds another to make it 3-1, another powerplay goal, this coming at 4:04. Ruthemann gets his second of the game at 12:08, another one on the man advantage. Felicien de Bois makes it 5-1 with 3:07 to go in the period. Kazakhstan changes goalies for the third, but no further scoring by either team. Swiss win 5-1, and outshot the Kazakhs 48-20.

Game 8: Latvia vs. Russia (Stockholm)

Latvia gets on the board first at 11:32, the goal by Miks Indrasis. Ilya Nikulin ties the game up for the Russians at 13:45 of the second, and Evgeni Malkin puts the Russians into the lead almost 3 minutes later. He would add another 5:03 into the third, while Nikulin makes it 4-1 at 10:53. Kaspars Daugavins scores with 4:39 to go in the game to cut the Russia lead to 4-2. Evgeni Kuznetsov would seal the scoring with 3:07 to go. Final score 5-2 Russia. Final shots were 40-26 Russia.

Game 9: Canada vs. United States (Helsinki)

The Americans jump out to an early 1-0 lead on Jim Slater’s goal, just 70 seconds in. John Tavares ties it up 6:38 in. Jeff Skinner makes it 2-1 Canada 7:34 into the second, but Jack Johnson responds for the Americans at 13:54. While killing a Justin Faulk slashing minor, the Americans take the lead on Patrick Dwyer’s goal, a shorthanded marker, at 6:43 of the third. Evander Kane ties it up just over three minutes later. With 3:41 to go in regulation, Nate Thompson makes it 4-3 for USA. But with 99 seconds to go in regulation, Duncan Keith make it a 4-4 game. With one second to go, John Tavares fires the puck over the glass, sending him to the box and the Americans would start with overtime on the powerplay. Canada would manage to kill most of the infraction, until Jack Johnson scores the winner 1:47 into the extra period, winning the game 5-4. The Americans outshot Canada 46-34, and Canada failed to record a single shot in overtime.

Game 10: Sweden vs. Czech Republic (Stockholm)

Detroit’s Johan Franzen gives the Swedes a 1-0 lead 2:42 into the contest. Barely a minute into the second, another Red Wing, Niklas Kronwall, makes it 2-0. The Czechs would break the shutout 3:44 into the third when Jakob Petruzalek gets one on the board. Joel Lundqvist would restore the Sweden 2-goal lead at 10:24, and Niklas Persson would add an empty netter with 1:56 to go. Sweden takes this one 4-1, and outshot the Czechs 20-17.