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USA squeaks past GB, Russia destroys Italy and more - Day 6 recap

May 15, 2019, 5:55 PM ET [2 Comments]
Aivis Kalnins
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Day six of the IIHF World Hockey Championships has concluded. Some expected wins, some shocking moments and heartbreaks were offered.


USA 6:3 Great Britain

Although Team GB was expected to be run over by the Americans it wasn't as easy as many expected. The first period concluded with a 1:1 tie following goals that were scored by James van Riemsdyk and Mike Hammond. In the 2nd period Keller, Kreider and DeBrincat gave the US a 4:1 lead seemingly putting an end to the drama. Brad Perlini scored another one for GB towards the end of the period. Meanwhile, in the 3rd period, Kane and Ryan put an end to GB's misery while Ben Davies got one for his team as well.


Switzerland 4:1 Norway

The Swiss team had been ready to come out and play against Norway and it showed quickly as Ambuhl gave the Swiss side a 1:0 lead with only 5:30 played in the 1st period. Nico Hischier added another one for them with a smart play behind the opposing net. In the 3rd period, Swiss side got two more while the Norwegian side managed to get one of their own to avoid a shutout loss.


Germany 3:2 Slovakia
This is a story of heartbreak. Very sad story. The hosts were set to face yet unbeaten team Germany and unfortunately for the hosts, it remained that way. Scoring wasn't opened until 2nd period when Marc Michaelis gave Germany a 1:0 lead. Later in the 2nd period, two very unnecessary penalties for holding and tripping were awarded to German side and Slovaks decided to punish them for it. First Andrej Sekera with a bullet tied the game up and then just a little over a minute later Libor Hudacek gave his team a 2:1 lead. It all was perfectly beautiful until Germany decided to put the game on the line to try and tie the game. Goalie pulled and Eisenschmid with a perfect shot ties it up. *Here comes Leon Draisaitl* for the victory. He gets a nice pass from Tiffels, skates into the Slovak zone and silences the Kosice Arena with a perfect shot with just 27 seconds left in the game giving his team a 3:2 victory over hosts that were left heartbroken.


Russia 10:0 Italy
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