Day 6 Recap of IIHF World Hockey Championships
Denmark vs. Latvia
Just 1:43 into the game, Denmark’s Mads Christensen opens up the scoring, while 3:03 into the second, Martins Cipulis ties the game. Christensen makes it 2-1 Denmark while Jekabs Redlihs ties it 2-2. No scoring in the third and in overtime, and a shootout required. It takes 8 rounds, and only one goal, but that goal was the winner, which was scored by Christensen. Denmark beats Latvia 3-2 in a shootout.
Austria vs. Norway
Eerikki Koivu opens the scoring, making it 1-0 for Norway. Mathias Olimb and Jonas Holos would score nearly a minute apart as the Norwegians would go up 3-0. Lars Erik Spets would make it 4-0. Early in the third, Phillipe Lakos would receive a kneeing major and game misconduct, ejecting him from the contest. A failed penalty shot by Norway’s Anders Fredriksen exactly 6 minutes after the ejection to the Austrian player, but nearly 2 minutes later, Anders Bastiansen would close the scoring, giving the Norwegians a 5-0 shutout over Austria.
Finland vs. Czech Republic
Jan Marek receives a roughing call at the end of the first, and a 10-minute misconduct attached to it. Milan Michalek would get the Czechs on the board first, 4:24 into the second period. Jaromir Jagr (remember him, folks?) would make it 2-0 for the Czechs. With the Finnish goalie pulled, the Czech lead would be cut in half as Anssi Salmela would pull the Finns to within one, but it was too little too late. Czechs bounce Finns 2-1.
Sweden vs. United States
Patrik Berglund would open the scoring for Sweden, which was promptly responded to by the United States on a goal by Cam Fowler. Sweden would score three times in the second period, first by Marcus Kruger, Mattias Sjogren, and Berglund again. Blake Wheeler would cut the Sweden lead to 4-2 halfway through the third, but Jimmie Ericsson and David Petrasek would close out the scoring. Sweden beats USA 6-2.
Day 7 will bring the following action: Slovenia vs. Latvia, Belarus vs. Austria, Russia vs. Denmark, and Switzerland vs. Norway.