BLOG: World Championship Recap, May 25
American Defender Matt Tennyson won an assist in Team USA’s 3-0 victory over Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, Nico Hischier and Switzerland was defeated by Sweden. Get the rest of the details below in the 2021 IIHF World Championship Day 5 recap.
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UNITED STATES 3, KAZAKHSTAN 0
United States: Matt Tennyson, Matthew Hellickson, Matty Beniers (prospect)
Devils defenseman Matt Tennyson collected an assist for the USA side in their 3-0 win over Kazakhstan on Tuesday morning.
Tennyson, who helped Jack Drury’s goal in the third period, had two points (1G-1A) in three games for the United States, as well as a plus 1. The Americans are now 2-0. -0-1 in the tournament.
Devils prospect Matthew Hellickson had four shots, a plus-1 and 16:34 minutes of ice time. The top pick in the potential 2021 Draft, Matty Beniers, was a plus-1 in 7 minutes of play.
US goalie Cal Peterson saved all 18 shots for the shutout against Kazakhstan, who fell to 0-2-0-1.
Next: The United States will face host nation Latvia on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. EST. The game can be viewed on NHL Network.
SWEDEN 7, SWITZERLAND 0
Switzerland: Nico Hischier, Jonas Siegenthaler
Sweden scored the game’s first goal and never looked back in a tie-break 7-0 win over Switzerland.
Despite losing seven goals, Hischier finished the game with a minus-1 in 17:41 minutes of ice time. Jonas Siegenthaler did not participate in the competition.
Switzerland suffered their first defeat at the World Championship and are now 2-0-0-1. It was Sweden’s first victory, improving to 1-0-0-2.
Next: Switzerland face undefeated Slovakia on Thursday at 9:15 am EST. The match will feature Nico Hischier and Jonas Siegenthaler against Devils teammate Marian Studenic.
* Leaderboards are wins – overtime wins – overtime losses – losses.