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Two Devils players advanced to the World Championship semifinal round, while three others were eliminated from the tournament

by Sam Kasan @SamiKasan /

Matt Tennyson and Matt Hellickson both advanced to the IIHF World Championship semifinal round with Team USA. Meanwhile, Nico Hischier, Jonas Siegenthaler (Switzerland) and Marian Studenic (Slovakia) were eliminated in the quarterfinal round. 

Below is recap of all the quarterfinal action from Thursday. 


United States: Matt Tennyson, Matt Hellickson, Matty Beniers (prospect)

Slovakia: Marian Studenic

Conor Garland and Colin Blackwell each scored two goals for the United States in a 6-1 route of Slovakia in Thursday's IIHF World Championship quarterfinal and will advance to the semifinal. 

Devils defenseman Matt Tennyson skated in 21:29 minutes for the Americans. New Jersey forward Matt Hellickson registered one shot in 16:56 minutes of play. 

Prospect Matty Beniers, who is expected to be a top-5 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, was injured during the game after losing an edge and sliding into the boards. He was assisted off the ice and couldn't put weight on his right skate. 

Devils forward Marian Studenic recorded a minus-2 in 12:37 minutes. The Slovak finished with an assist, minus-2 and 17 shots in eight games during the tournament. 

The United States is two wins away from capturing its first gold medal in the World Championship since 1933. It has four bronze medals this century (2004, '13, '15, '18). 

Next: The United States will face Canada in the semifinal on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. EST. The game can be seen on NHL Network. 


Switzerland: Nico Hischier, Jonas Siegenthaler

It took overtime and a shootout to decide, but in the end Switzerland fell to Germany, 3-2, in Thursday's IIHF World Championship quarterfinal and now is eliminated from the tournament. 

Devils captain Nico Hischier finished with one shot and a plus-1 in 21:42 minutes of ice time, while fellow New Jersey teammate Jonas Siegenthaler posted two shots, a minus-2 and 19:50 minutes of playing time. 

Hischier finished with two goals, four assists, six points, 17 shots and a plus-1 in eight games during the WC. Siegenthaler posted an assist, plus-2 and 10 shots in seven contests. 


Canada: Owen Power (prospect)

Andrew Mangiapane was the hero for Canada, scoring at 2:12 of overtime to give his country a 2-1 victory against the ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) to advance to the IIHF World Championship semifinal. 

Yevgeni Timkin opened the scoring in the second period for the ROC. Canada responded five minutes into the third period when former Devil Adam Henrique tied the game. 

Defensive prospect Owen Power, a projected Top-3 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, continued to shine for Canada, posting two shots in 24:02 minutes of ice time. 

Next: Canada will face Team USA in the semifinal on Saturday at 7:15 a.m. EST. The game can be seen on NHL Network. 

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