Russia – Finland 7:3 (end) | Canada2 – Switzerland 4:3 (2:0 after SO) | Slovakia2 – USA 2:5 (end)
Czech Republic – Sweden2 5:2 (end)
after shootout (2:0)
4:3 (1:1, 2:1, 0:1, 0:0)
Wednesday 07.08.2013, 15:30Hlinka Gretzky Cup
    So Canada and Switzerland now both have 5 points and are tied for 1st in the group. Canada is assured a spot in the quarterfinals because only Sweden can finish ahead of them now and they hold the tiebreaker by beating Switzerland. A Sweden OT win or a Czech regulation win actually creates a 3-way tie--if Sweden, it would be Sweden & Canada. If Czechs, it would depend on the margin of victory, but Canada would be one of the teams as they have the best goals for-against differential in the group.

    Got all that?

    Tune into Czech Republic Sweden at 19:00 CEST, 13:00 EDT. (17:51:15)
    Goal for Team Canada!
    SPENCER WATSON gets credit for the game-winning goal.
    Brayden Point goes upstairs and scores! Canada wins.
    Pius Suter for Switzerland, sae Bilia again. Canada can win with a goal.
    Canada starts with Spencer Watson, scores!
    Start of shootout.
    If Canada wins, they will be tied with Switzerland with 5 points, Canada holding the tiebreaker on the basis of winning the head-to-head. In that scenario, a Czech win tonight would create a 3-way tie. A Swedish win tonight would mean Sweden and Canada advance.

    If Switzerland wins this, they're in for sure and Canada advances if the Czechs win in regulation. The Czechs are eliminated if Switzerland wins, so they're all cheering for Canada for sure.
    Canada the more aggressive team that overtime period as they had 4 shots to 0 for Switzerland, by my count.

    Shootout coming up, and we'll find out soon who the shooters are. It's 3 rounds, then sudden death if still tied.
    Overtime finished.
    Ekblad sends a low slapper wide.
    Offside Canada.
    Icing Switzerland.
    Schlapfter wins a battle along the boards and takes a long shot that sails wide.
    Ekblad from the point, another save Fehr as Bishop gets hammered in front.
    Fleury the shot from the point, pad save Fehr.
    Point to Watson in the slot, but he doesn't get much wood on the shot and Fehr makes a stick save.
    Puck out of play at the Canadian blueline, faceoff outside the line.
    Ekblad's shot is blocked, Swiss come back . . .
    Overtime began.
    We've got 5 minutes of sudden-death overtime coming up, 4-on-4, followed by a shootout if nobody scores.

    Derek OBrien

    Goals and assists: 19. Point (Watson), 28. Bennett (Chartier), 38. Ekblad (Hicketts), ?. Watson – 18. Kindschi (Maurer, Privet), 31. Fiala, 55. Kindischi

    Canada2: Billia (McDonald) -- Ekblad (C), Hicketts – McKeown, Fleury – Neill, Pilon – Carrier --Bishop, Bennett, Chartier – Watson, Point, Virtanen – Audette, Fabbri, Dal Colle – Hawryluk, McCann, Lemieux – Pépin.
    Switzerland: Fehr (Descloux) –- Klopfer, Harlacher – Siegenthaler, Karrer – Maurer, Kindschi – Gurtner –- Riat, Suter, Trisconi – Meier, Malgin, Fiala – Kessler, Privet, Schmidli – Meyer, Ritz, Schläpfer – Rod.

    Referees: Fraňo, Hodek – Lhotský, Svoboda