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How we got here...
Switzerland outlasted Belarus in a shootout and goes on to face the United States in another 3:00 p.m. ET match-up. The Great Toblerone got a pretty exceptional performance out of Jonas Hiller and will need more of the same if they want to advance past the US.
Germany was horribly outmatched and it showed all night long in an 8-2 loss to Canada. Canada's Shea Weber provided a highlight reel goal by literally ripping the net with a blast from the point. The Canadian win sets up a game that many were hoping to see at some point: Canada vs. Russia.
The Czechs actually had a lot more on their hands than they probably expected by only beating Latvia by a single goal.The 3-2 victory for the Czechs put them into the next round against Finland.
Slovakia edges Norway (unfortunately) and will face Sweden in the next round. The 4-3 Slovakian was a little closer than expected considering their scoring depth. But I suppose that's why they play the games.