USA defeats Switzerland in final preliminary game

Tuesday, 05.15.2012 / 3:45 PM ET
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2012 IIHF World Championship
USA defeats Switzerland in final preliminary game

USA 5, SWITZERLAND 2

Paul Stastny had a goal and two assists to lead the United States to a 5-2 win over Switzerland. Team USA finished the preliminary round with a 4-2-0-1 record, good for second place in Group A.


The result sets up a quarter-finals showdown between the US and Finland on Thursday. The game will be a re-match of a lop-sided 5-0 American win over the hosts a few days ago in the round robin.


"We've played well all through the tournament," said Stastny, "and the last couple of games we've played better and better. This quarter-final game is almost more important
than anything because after that anybody can win a medal."

Canada will face Slovakia in the other quarter-final in Helsinki and play the early game. Switzerland finishes in sixth place and goes home now after posting a disappointing record of 2-0-0-5.


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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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