Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lehtonen, Finns win at World Championship
By Mark Stepneski
Goaltender Kari Lehtonen, the only Dallas Star playing at the World Championship on Tuesday, stopped 26 of 28 shots as Finland improved to 3-0-0 with a 5-2 win over Switzerland.
Lehtonen is now 2-0 at the tournament with a 1.00 goals-against average and .959 save percentage, having stopped 57 of 59 shots.
Finland, Sweden and Russia are the only three teams with perfect records through the first six days of preliminary play.
Belarus 3, Kazakhstan 2
Latvia 5, Italy 0
Finland 5, Switzerland 2
Russia 2, Germany 0
Slovakia vs. Kazakhstan, 8:15 a.m.
Norway vs. Italy, 9:15 a.m.
Canada vs. Switzerland, 12:15 p.m.
Sweden vs. Germany, 1:15 p.m.