Sunday, May 4, 2008

WC08: Switzerland beats France, Germany loses to Finland

After another day at the 2008 World Championships, a couple more Ottawa Senators got some playing time under their belt. Here's the run-down of how they did:

Martin Gerber stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 4-1 victory for Switzerland over France. He out-dueled French goaltender Cristobal Huet, who was the darling of the fans in Quebec City even after being traded from the Montreal Canadiens. The only goal The Gerber allowed was off a shot by Julien Desrosiers the 20:00 mark of the second period. Video review confirmed it crossed the goal line before the buzzer sounded. Switzerland's next game is against Belarus at 1 p.m. on Monday.

Stats: 1GP, 1W, 0L, 1.00 GAA, 0.960 SP

Christoph Schubert made his debut for this year's German national team in a losing effort, dropping the tournament opener 5-1 against Finland. Schubert played more ice time than any skater on either team with 22:29 at the end of the night. He had two shots on goal, and finished -1. Germany's next game is Monday at 7:15 p.m.

Stats: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 2SOG, -1

Dany Heatley is still leading the tournament with 3 goals and 1 assist, and he'll look to add to that total later today in Canada's game against Latvia. Jason Spezza will be looking to get his first point of the tournament for Canada as well.

EDIT: Thanks to Simon for pointing out that Sens prospect Kaspars Daugavins is playing for the Latvian team. In their opening match against the United States, Daugavins played 12:49 in ice time, had one shot on goal, and was even. He'll be playing against Canada Sunday afternoon.

STATS: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 1SOG, even
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