TAMPERE (Finland) — Austria won a major upset at Tuesday's ice hockey world championship. They defeated the Czech Republic 2-1 in a penalty shootout.
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 Captain Roman CervenkaBrian Lebler, who had placed his team ahead in opening period, equalized the score with 38 seconds remaining.
Czechs have high hopes David PastrnakAfter his arrival in Finland, he will be a boost to their attack Boston BruinsThe eliminated them from the NHL playoffs Carolina Hurricanes. He should be available to play against Latvia on Thursday.
Anton Bengtsson scored two goals and assisted in another Group B match. Rasmus AsplundSweden defeated Britain 6-0, scoring twice to join Finland at top of the standings. Britain is last with just one point.
Group A in Helsinki saw Switzerland win three out of three against Kazakhstan, defeating them 3-2 to join Canada with nine points.
Denmark won its second victory 2-1 over Italy. It is still pointless to try and get rid of Kazakhstan and Italy.