Quarterfinals set in IIHF Men's Worlds

Quarterfinals set in IIHF Men's Worlds
Kevin Fiala after scoring for Switzerland. 

The quarterfinals of the IIHF Men's Worlds Championship were set in dramatic fashion this week. While teams like the USA (undefeated in 7 games) and Sweden sailed through without question, there was plenty of high drama for other teams.

Most notably, Slovakia's fate was out of their hands, as they required a regulation loss from Latvia in order to move on.

Latvia, playing at home, had other ideas:

The stunning overtime win from Latvia had no reall impact on Switzerland, but it did ultimately knock Slovakia, and Kings prospect Martin Chromiak, out of the tournament. All other Kings players have moved on to the quarterfinal round.

We Know You Like Numbers

TJ Tynan
7 games played; 1 G, 9 A; 7 shots; 0 PIM; +9
Tynan is second overall in points in the tournament, behind only Dominik Kubalik

Cal Petersen
3-0-0, 0.72 goals against average, 0.956 save percentage

Kevin Fiala
5 games played; 1 G, 4 A; 19 shots; 4 PIM; +3

Carl Grundstrom
7 games played; 1 G, 1 A; 17 shots; 4 PIM, +4

Martin Chromiak
5 games played, 1 G; 5 shots; 0 PIM; -3

Quarterfinals Schedule

All games take place today, May 25. All times listed as Pacific.

USA vs Czechia, 6:20 am
Switzerland vs Germany, 6:20 am
Canada vs Finland, 10:20 am
Sweden vs Latvia, 10:20 am

The Team USA game is airing on the NHL Network, as is the Canada/Finland game. Switzerland/Germany and Sweden/Latvia will be streamed on ESPN+.