World Championships Game Day: 5-13-13
Austria 4 vs. Russia 8
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.04 GAA, .895 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Semyon Varlamov in Russia's wild 8-4 win over Austria. Russia got a goal and 3 points from New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk in the match.
Canada 4 vs. Slovenia 3 (OT)
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 6-5-11, +5, 4 PIM
It took Steven Stamkos' overtime goal at 2:36 of overtime for Canada to avoid a huge upset at the hands of Slovenia. Stamkos paced the Canadians with 2 goals in the match, and is 2 points behind Kovalchuk for the tournament lead in points.
Tomorrow is the final day of the tournament's round robin. Russia's win ties them with USA for first in their pool, but USA controls their own destiny with 1 more game left to play and Russia having completed their schedule. Slovakia desperately needs a win tomorrow against the US to hold onto 4th place in the pool.
Meanwhile, in the other pool, Canada holds a slim 1 point lead over Switzerland in the standings, but the Swiss control their own destiny with a game in hand. They draw Belarus in their final match of the Preliminary Round.