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2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships: Rieder Scores, Canada Loses

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Tobias Rieder scored in Germany’s win, while Canada fell to Latvia

Ice Hockey World Championship: Germany - Italy Photo by Roman Koksarov/picture alliance via Getty Images

The 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships kicked off with four games on Friday in Riga, Latvia. Buffalo Sabres forward Tobias Rieder scored in Germany’s decisive 9-4 win over Italy, while defenseman Colin Miller was credited with seven shots on goal and skated a team-high 21:35 in Canada’s 2-0 loss to Latvia.

After the first day of action, here are your Sabres-relevant stats:

Colin Miller (CAN): 1 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Victor Olofsson (SWE): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

JJ Peterka (GER): 1 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Lawrence Pilut (SWE): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Tobias Rieder (GER): 1 GP - 1 G - 0 A

Arttu Ruotsalainen (FIN): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Tage Thompson (USA): 0 GP - 0 G - 0 A

Relevant Highlights

Russia 4, Czech Republic 3

Russia goals: Anton Burdasov, Artyom Shvets-Rogovoi, Alexander Barabanov, Mikhail Grigorenko

Czech Republic goals: Jakub Flek, Jakub Vrana

Germany 9, Italy 4

Germany goals: Tom Kuhnhackl, Moritz Muller, Tobias Rieder, Frederik Tiffels, Marcel Noebels (2), Lukas Reichel, Matthias Plachta, Leonhard Pfoderl

Italy goals: Alex Petan, Luca Frigo, Anthony Bardaro, Daniel Frank

Belarus 2, Slovakia 5

Belarus goals: Mikhail Stefanovich, Yegor Sharangovich

Slovakia goals: Kristián Pospíšil (2), Peter Cehlárik (2), Marek Hrivík

Canada 0, Latvia 2

Canada goals: None

Latvia goals: Miks Indrasis, Oskars Batna

Saturday’s Games

5:00 a.m., Denmark vs. Sweden (Live on NHLN) (Victor Olofsson, Lawrence Pilut)

5:00 a.m., Norway vs. Germany (Tobias Rieder, JJ Peterka)

9:00 a.m., Great Britain vs. Russia

9:00 a.m., Finland vs. United States (Live on NHLN) (Arttu Ruotsalainen, Tage Thompson)

1:00 p.m., Czech Republic vs. Switzerland

1:00 p.m., Latvia vs. Kazakhstan