Denmark 2 Czech Republic 1 (SO)
Tomas Plekanec scored his fifth goal of the tournament for the Czech Republic – and registered six shots on goal – but Denmark still managed to pick up a 2-1 shootout victory on Sunday in Saint Petersburg.
Lars Eller scored the first of Denmark’s three shootout goals on Czech netminder Dominik Furch. Nikolaj Ehlers and Nicklas Jensen also lit the lamp on breakaways to secure the win.
Jensen, meanwhile, picked up a helper on Danish assistant captain Morten Madsen’s game-tying goal early in the third period.
Sebastian Dahm was outstanding between the pipes for Denmark with a 40-save performance.
The Danes will close out preliminary-round play on Monday against Kazakhstan, while the Czechs will be back in action on Tuesday against Switzerland.
Germany 3 United States 2
Korbinian Holzer snapped a 2-2 tie with 33 seconds remaining in regulation time to lift Germany to a 3-2 victory over the United States on Sunday in Moscow.
Goaltender Mike Condon wasn’t tested often. He faced just 14 shots and made 11 saves.
Thomas Greiss stood tall between the pipes for the Germans with a 31-save effort.
Patrick Hager and Christian Ehrhoff also scored for Germany, while Jake McCabe and Auston Matthews scored for the Americans.
Team USA will close out preliminary-round play on Tuesday against Slovakia.
Sweden 3 Switzerland 2 (SO)
Sven Andrighetto scored his second goal of the tournament in Switzerland’s 3-2 shootout loss to Sweden on Sunday night in Saint Petersburg.
Andrighetto generated four shots on goal while logging 16:35 of ice time. He failed to score on Swedish netminder Jacob Markstrom in the shootout, though.
Andre Burakovsky beat Swiss goaltender Reto Berra in both of his shooutout attempts to secure the win for Sweden.
Finland 5 Slovakia 0
Martin Reway logged 19:20 of ice time and registered one shot on goal in Slovakia’s 5-0 loss to Finland on Sunday night in Moscow.
The Finns remain undefeated at the tournament, having rattled off six straight victories to sit atop Group B.