Game Day Open Thread: Day 4

Team USA doesn't want to keep falling over themselves, they need a win today vs. Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)


With both USA/Denmark and Canada/Latvia today, I figured I just start one open thread for the both of them.  Online broadcasts of the USA game can be found at Universal Sports, and that game has already started (10:15 AM EST).  Can the USA respond to their opening OT loss to Germany?  Can Denmark pull off another upset? 

The Canada/Latvia game is later, at 2:15 PM EST, and will be broadcast online over at TSN.  You can also purchase either game over at the IIHF website, but it's more expensive.  However, the IIHF site is the only place you can purchase the other two games going on today, which are Switzerland/Italy right now (10:15 AM EST start) and Germany/Finland at 2:15 PM EST.

UPDATE:  Group D stands for Group of Death, or Group Denmark 

Denmark pulls of their second straight upset, and the USA falls for the second straight time in OT, 2-1.  D Stefan Lassen, a 1 goal scorer in for Leksand in Sweden, scores the winner in OT.  Denmark is through to the qualification round with the win, as they now have 5 points.  The Americans are facing a must win situation on Wednesday against Finland, as they only have 2 points through 2 games.  Finland/Germany at 2:15 PM EST will help clear the air. 

UPDATE 2:  Canada easily handles Latvia, Finland barely sneaks by Germany

The expected teams won in regulation, but it wasn't easy for Finland, as they only managed a 1-0 win.  Canada and Switzerland both advance to the qualification round, although they still have to play each other on Wednesday.  Italy and Latvia will play for the final spot in the qualificaiton round in Group B.  Finland's regulation win over Germany means any of Finland, Germany, and USA could still get sent to the relegation round.  Germany takes on Denmark on Wednesday, while Finland plays USA.  It's possible for any of the teams to lose their game on Wednesday and still advance, but a win for any of those teams would automatically put them through. 

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