TAMPERE — Austria defeated the Czech Republic by a huge margin at the ice hockey championships on Tuesday.
This was Austria's first win over the Czechs in a major tournament. Peter Schneider, Austria, was the only player who converted his penalty in the shootout.
After two losses, it was Austria's first victory of the tournament. They moved up to fifth in Group B with three points. The Czechs were in fourth place by one point.
Czech CaptainBrian Lebler, who had placed his team ahead in opening period, equalized the score with 38 seconds remaining.
Czechs have high hopesAfter his arrival in Finland, he will be a boost to their attack The eliminated them from the NHL playoffs . He should be available to play against Latvia on Thursday.
Anton Bengtsson also scored in Group B, scoring two goals with an assist.Sweden beat Britain 6-0 to take the lead and join Finland at the top of the standings. Britain is last with just one point.
In Group A Helsinki, Switzerland beat Kazakhstan 3-2 to become Canada's third win from three.
Denmark won its second victory 2-1 over Italy. Italy and Kazakhstan are still ineffective.