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Switzerland falls 1-0

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders


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."

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