It was a three-point outing for Devils forward Nico Hischier, as he made his tournament debut with the Swiss men's national team on Saturday. Hischier and the Swiss took care of business against Italy with a 9-0 shutout.
Hischier factored in on three of Switzerland's final four goals against Italy, with two assists and his first goal of the tournament. Hischier's goal put Switzerland up 9-0 at the 9:43 of the third period with a beautiful wrist-shot that picked the top right corner of the net beautifully and popped the water bottle in the process.
In the opening two games, Finland coaches have trusted Kakko and put him on the ice in the dying moments of the game to protect a one-goal lead.
Devils prospect Marian Studenic who is on Slovakia's roster, had an assist on Slovakia's second goal, that tied the two teams at two at the 9:20 mark of the second period. Studenic has two assists through two games.
Next: Finland return to the ice on Monday, May 13th, against the United States at 10:15 a.m. EDT. It's a marquee matchup between the two players projected to go 1-2 at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft with Kakko and USA's Jack Hughes going head-to-head.
Slovakia also returns to the ice on Monday, they face Team Canada at 2:15 p.m. EDT.