2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships Day 9 Recap

Here’s a recap of what happened on Day 9 of the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm.

Game 37: Slovakia vs. Belarus (Helsinki)

Andrej Sekera puts Slovakia on the board first at 6:45 of the first. Branko Radivojevic would make it 2-0 at 3:16 of the second. It doesn’t stop there. Almost two minutes later, Michel Miklik makes it 3-0. 50 seconds after that, Tomas Kopecky makes it 4-0. A minute after that, Juraj Mikus makes it 5-0! Alexei Kalyuzhny would spoil Jan Laco’s shutout bid by getting Belarus on the board. That’s all the scoring that would occur in the entire game. Slovakia wins 5-1. Final shots 40-31 Slovkia.

Game 38: Norway vs. Latvia (Stockholm)

Jonas Holos would put Norway on the board first at 12:43 of the first. 5:54 into the second, Andreas Martinsen makes it 2-0. With 1:17 to go in the period, Patrick Thoresen makes it 3-0. No scoring by either team in the third, a 3-0 shutout win for Norway and Lars Haugen. Shots were 30-25 Norway.

Game 39: Switzerland vs. France (Helsinki)

Yohann Auvitu would put France up 1-0 at 17:11 of the first. Teddy da Costa would make the score 2-0 at 12:44 of the second. Damien Brunner would score twice to put the Swiss on even terms. His first came at 13:14, just 30 seconds after France went up 2-zip. At 15:04, he would tie the game up at deuces. 5:21 into the third, Switzerland’s Goran Bezina receives a match penalty (as previously mentioned, counts as 25 PIMs) for a head shot on a French player. This gave France a 5-minute powerplay, and they struck twice, first by Laurent Meunier at 6:21 to make it 3-2 France, and then Stephane da Costa at 7:05 to make it 4-2. No further scoring and France wins 4-2. Switzerland however outshot France 43-27.

Game 40: Germany vs. Denmark (Stockholm)

Morten Green gives the Danes a 1-0 lead at 1:35 of the second period. Late in the second (at 17:10), Germany’s Thomas Greilinger ties the score 1-1. Germany would break the tie 8:24 into the third on a goal by Philip Gogulla. Denmark tries to tie with the goalie out late, but the Germans would hang on with the 2-1 victory. Denmark had the slight edge in total shots, 28-27.

Game 41: Kazakhstan vs. Canada (Helsinki)

Dion Phaneuf gives Canada a 1-0 lead at 15:45 of the first. Corey Perry makes it 2-0 12:05 into the second. Alex Burrows on a shorthanded breakaway makes it 3-0 at 17:03. Evander Kane makes it 4-0 2:57 into the third. John Tavares ups it to 5-0 at 3:39. 8 seconds later, Teddy Purcell makes it 6-0. Phaneuf makes it 7-0 at 5:53, his second of the game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins closes out the scoring at 16:13 making it 8-0. Canada outshot Kazakhstan 58-24, with Canada having more shots in the third period alone than Kazakhstan had the entire game.

Game 42: Italy vs. Sweden (Stockholm)

Marcus Kruger puts Sweden on the board 1-0 5:13 into the game, and Staffan Kronwall makes it 2-0 at 19:12. Erik Karlsson scores on the 5-on-3 at 5:45 of the second making it 3-0. Gabriel Landeskog makes it 4-0 1:45 into the third. That’s all the scoring there. Sweden outshoots Italy 42-19.

Day 10 action will feature Finland vs. the United States and Switzerland vs. Slovakia in Helsinki, and Russia vs. Czech Republic and Germany vs. Norway in Stockholm.