The 2021 IIHF Men’s World Championships wrapped up their quarterfinal action on Thursday afternoon, setting up some interesting semifinal games including Canada facing the United States (Tage Thompson). Germany (Tobias Rieder, JJ Peterka) will face Finland (Arttu Ruotsalainen) in the other semifinal, with both games held on Saturday.
Here’s what you missed in today’s action:
Germany 3, Switzerland 2 (SO)
Germany goals: Tom Kuhnhackl, Leon Gawanke
Switzerland goals: Ramon Untersander, Fabrice Herzog
Tobias Rieder recorded one assist in the win. He skated a total of 17:40 and had five shots.
United States 6, Slovakia 1
United States goals: Brian Boyle, Colin Blackwell (2), Conor Garland (2), Sasha Chmelevski
Slovakia goal: Peter Cehlarik
Tage Thompson had one shot on goal in 14:09.
Canada 2, ROC 1
Canada goals: Adam Henrique, Andrew Mangiapane
ROC goal: Yevgeni Timkin
Finland 1, Czech Republic 0
Finland goal: Jere Innala
Czech Republic goals: None
Through the semifinals, here are the stats for Buffalo Sabres relevant players:
JJ Peterka: 4 games, 1-0-1, 0, avg. 11:35 ice time
Tobias Rieder: 8 games, 1-3-4, +3, avg. 15:14 ice time
Arttu Ruotsalainen: 8 games, 4-1-5, +1, avg. 16:08 ice time
Tage Thompson: 6 games, 1-1-2, 0, avg. 13:54 ice time
Victor Olofsson: 7 games, 3-1-4, 0, avg. 16:47 ice time
Lawrence Pilut: 7 games, 0-2-2, +2, avg. 17:53 ice time
Colin Miller (inj.): 4 games, 0-1-1, -1, avg. 18:17 ice time
Saturday’s semifinal games are at 7:15 a.m. (US/Canada) and 11:15 a.m. ET (Germany/Finland). Both will be televised on NHL Network.