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Switzerland, Germany Keep Rolling at Worlds

Sven Andrighetto and Philipp Grubauer help their countries to victory

by Callie Parmele @CallieParmele / ColoradoAvalanche.com
Switzerland (4) vs. Austria (0)

Colorado Avalanche forward Sven Andrighetto scored with 13 seconds remaining in the contest to help Switzerland defeated Austria 4-0 at Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia.  

It was Andrighetto's first game at the 2019 IIHF World Championship. He skated on a line with Gaetan Haas and Tristan Scherwey in the contest and finished the outing with two shots on goal in 15:07 of ice time.

Kevin Fiala (Minnesota Wild), Roman Josi (Nashville Predators) and Philipp Kurashev also found the back of the net for Team Switzerland while goaltender Reto Berra stopped all 18 shots he faced.

It was Switzerland's third game of the tournament and the team is now tied with Russia for first in Group B. The Swiss opened play with a 9-0 win against Italy on Saturday and a 3-1 victory over Latvia on Sunday.

Switzerland is back in action on Wednesday against Norway to complete another back-to-back set.

Germany (4) vs. France (1)

Team Germany won its third game of group play on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over France at Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia.

Avs goaltender Philipp Grubauer began the game in net and stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced but he left the game 10:10 into the second period with a mild muscle strain in his leg. Niklas Treutle replaced Grubauer between the pipes and stopped all 12 shots he faced.

The teams traded goals before Matthias Plachta scored the eventual game-winner rat 33:55 of the middle frame.

Team Germany sits in first place in Group A with nine points after opening play on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Great Britain and following that up with a 2-1 victory against Denmark on Sunday.

Germany plays again on Wednesday against host Slovakia.

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