SLOVAKIA 1, SWITZERLAND 0
Tomas Tatar's goal at 18:13 of the first period stood up as the only score of the game, giving Slovakia a critical 1-0 win over Switzerland Sunday in Helsinki. Goalie Jan Laco stopped all 21 shots to record the shutout.
The win inched Slovakia closer to a quarter-finals appearance while the loss eliminated Switzerland from that possibility.
"It was a tough game and a very frustrating loss," said Nino Niederreiter
, one of the young Swiss stars who is being looked to as the future of the team. "We threw a lot of pucks on their net but obviously not enough. We needed to have more net presence." READ THE FULL RECAP BOX SCORE IIHF BLOG