Quarterfinals set in IIHF Men's Worlds
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:
SARAUJ LATVIA!!!!! @lhf_lv takes the win in overtime over @SwissIceHockey #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/j8tRmBBPwK— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 23, 2023
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.
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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
Some smooth moves by T.J. Tynan 😮 💨 #MensWorlds pic.twitter.com/v1xIij3tOB— USA Hockey (@usahockey) May 21, 2023
3-0-0, 0.72 goals against average, 0.956 save percentage
5 games played; 1 G, 4 A; 19 shots; 4 PIM; +3
Kevin Fiala ties the game right from the face-off.🇨🇭🚨 #SUILAT #IIHFWorlds @SwissIceHockey pic.twitter.com/0p5SlXLogC— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 23, 2023
7 games played; 1 G, 1 A; 17 shots; 4 PIM, +4
Carl Grundstrom stays cool and finds another for @Trekronorse 🇸🇪😅 1-4#IIHFWorlds #DENSWE @LAKings pic.twitter.com/uCWINCHhed— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 22, 2023
5 games played, 1 G; 5 shots; 0 PIM; -3
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+.