US advances to world hockey semifinals; Germans stun Swiss

America has superior to the semifinals of hockey’s world championship with a 6-1 victory over Slovakia

RIGA, Latvia — Colin Blackwell and Conor Garland scored two targets apiece Thursday, and the US superior to the semifinals of hockey’s world championship with a 6-1 victory over Slovakia.

Brian Boyle and Sasha Chmelevski alsoscored and Cal Peterson made 27 saves for the U.S., which gained its seventh straight sport within the match.

German offered a quarterfinal stunner with a 3-2 victory over Switzerland within the second of the 4 quarterfinals. In late video games, it was Russia vs. Canada and Finland vs. the Czech Republic.

The U.S. was the highest seed popping out of the preliminary spherical. It should play the lowest-seeded crew remaining in Saturday’s two semifinals.

Boyle, Blackwell and Garland scored within the first interval to stake the People to a 3-0 lead.

Peter Cehlarik acquired Slovia on the board within the second interval, however Blackwell acquired his second of the sport later within the interval. Chmelevski and Garland closed the scoring within the third towards goaltender Adam Huska, who confronted 33 pictures.

The comeback win over Switzerland despatched Germany to the semifinals for the primary time since 2010.

The Germans pulled their goaltender within the closing minutes and acquired a game-tying purpose from Leon Gawanke with 44 seconds left in regulation. They gained the shootout 2-1 when Marcel Noebels beat Leonardo Genoni.

It was one other tough quarterfinal loss for Switzerland. Two years in the past, Canada tied the Swiss with a second to play in regulation and ultimately misplaced. This time they blew a 2-0 lead on targets by defenseman Ramon Untersander and Fabrice Herzog.

Tom Kuhnhackl minimize the Swiss result in 2-1 within the remaining three minutes of the second interval.

German goaltender Mathias Niederberger allowed solely a purpose by Timo Meier on the 5 Swiss shootout makes an attempt. Dominik Kahun additionally scored for Germany within the shootout.

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