2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships Day 6 Recap
Here’s a recap of what happened on Day 6 of the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm.
Game 25: Slovakia vs. Kazakhstan (Helsinki)
Dominik Granik would put Slovakia on the board first 68 seconds into the contest. Evgeni Rymarev answers back at 11:18. Libor Hudacek would make it 2-1 Slovakia at 17:49 of the second, a powerplay goal. Konstantin Pushkaryov would tie the game up for Kazakhstan 3:15 into the third. Slovakia’s Tomas Kopecky would restore the lead by scoring at 8:18. He would add a powerplay goal with 13 seconds to go. Slovakia wins 4-2. Final shots were 33-22 Slovakia.
Game 26: Norway vs. Italy (Stockholm)
Mats Trygg would put Norway on the board first at 3:06 of the first. Luca Ansoldi would respond for Italy at 5:11. Patrick Thoresen would give Norway the 2-1 lead with 3:09 to go in the period. Marius Holtet would put the Norwegians up 3-1 at 4:27 of the second. The lead would be extended to 4-1 thanks to Anders Bastiansen’s marker at 10:35. Italy calls time on that one. It appears to work, as Alexander Egger scores on the powerplay to cut the Norway lead to 4-2 at 12:35. Mathis Olimb receives a 2 and 10 for head contact (the 10 being a misconduct) at 6:36 of the third, but while killing it off, Norway scores shorthanded to put them up 5-2, the goal by Trygg, his second of the game. Per-Age Skroder would add one more, this one on the powerplay, at 14:49. Norway takes it 6-2. Final shots 39-18 for Norway.
Game 27: Canada vs. Switzerland (Helsinki)
Swiss strike first and early. Damien Brunner gives them a 1-0 lead 100 seconds into the game. John Tavares would give Canada the response so badly needed just 35 seconds into the second period. And just 41 seconds into the third, Jordan Eberle would put Canada up 2-1. Kyle Quincey goes to the sin bin for a slash, and Goran Bezina makes them pay by tying the game up at 3:49. Ryan Getzlaf would get the eventual winner at 8:02. Canada wins 3-2. Shots were 30 for each.
Game 28: Sweden vs. Germany (Stockholm)
Sweden’s Marcus Kruger scores just 77 seconds into the game, putting them up 1-0. With 1 second to go in the period, Germany’s Philip Gogulla ties the game up. 6:38 into the second, another Chicago Blackhawks, Viktor Stalberg, puts Sweden up 2-1. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson gives them a 3-1 lead at 8:14. Patrick Reimer would cut the lead to 3-2 at 16:58. Niklas Persson would put Sweden up 4-2 at 2:30 of the third. Detroit’s Johan Franzen would seal the deal at 8:32 and make the score 5-2, which would be the final. Sweden outshot Germany 45-17.
Day 7 action features the United States playing Belarus and France playing Finland in Helsinki, plus Denmark vs. Russia and Czech Republic vs. Latvia in Stockholm.