May 5, 2013
Switzerland bests Team Canada in shootout
By QMI Agency

Switzerland's players celebrate their victory over Canada after their 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship preliminary round match at the Globe Arena in Stockholm May 5, 2013. (REUTERS)

Nino Niederreiter’s game-tying goal with under seven minutes remaining preceded Switzerland defeating Team Canada in a shootout at the world hockey championship in Stockholm on Sunday.

After Switzerland’s Rito Suri and Canada’s Matt Duchene traded shootout goals, Suri put is second shootout attempt past Mike Smith to send the Swiss atop Group S for the time being.

Canada now sits a point back in second place after two games in the round-robin stage of the tournament.

Team Canada bounced back after Switzerland took an early lead through Denis Hollenstein when Andrew Ladd tied it up at 14:33 of the second period.

Matt Read's goal at 7:35 of the third provided Canada with a brief lead before Niederreiter’s late equalizer forced a shootout.

After topping Denmark in the opening game of the tournament, Canada has a day off before playing Norway on Monday.


Two days later, a big date against tournament favourites Sweden will go a long way in determining knockout round positioning down the line.

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