World Championships Game Day: 5-10-13
Slovakia 1 vs. Austria 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%
Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Rastislav Stana as Slovakia went down to another minor upset, this time at the hands of Austria 2-1. Buffalo's Thomas Vanek scored the winner for the Austrians in the shootout.
Russia 2 vs. Finland 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals; 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%
Vasily Kosheschkin did not dress as Team Russia fell to co-host Finland 3-2. Ex-Blackhawks pick and current Traktor Chelyabinsk star Petri Kontiola had a pair of goals in the match to help pace the Finns.
Belarus 1 vs. Canada 4
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 0 PIM
Steven Stamkos had a power play goal and assist as Canada cruised past overmatched Belarus 4-1. Stamkos' linemate, Claude Giroux, paced all scorers with 1 goal and 3 points in the match.