Everything that could have gone bad for Switzerland did against the Americans on Wednesday, losing 10-1 to get sent back to the relegation round.

The first ten minutes were an absolute disaster for the Swiss. After holding Canada to a 3-2 shootout yesterday, Switzerland allowed three goals to three big American shooters in what looked like a depleted effort for the team in red and white. First, a terrible bounce off of a Zach Werenski shot found its way off of Noah Rod and on to the stick of Christian Dvorak, who just tipped the puck in for the 1-0 goal, and a weird one in that.

Then, a full minute later, Auston Matthews would also take advantage of a bad bounce before batting it in the air and past the goal line for a 2-0 lead. It wasn’t the Swiss’ fault at that point, as they were just  victims of two bad bounces early on. Unfortunately, a third goal from Brandon Carlo at the point at the half-way point didn’t exactly help them, putting what appeared to be an unbeatable lead on the board early.

To make things even worse, two weak goals by the Americans would end Joren van Pottelberghe’s night early. First, a floater from Werenski fooled the Swiss goaltender from far out, making it 4-0. Then, three minutes later, Matthew Tkachuk also found the back of the net with a long shot, signalling the end of van Pottelberghe’s night after allowing five goals on just ten shots. It was a tough end for the Detroit Red Wings prospect, who was named the player of the game against Canada on Tuesday night in a tight match-up against the other team in red.

With the Swiss completely out of the game, the Americans continued to roll through easily. On just the second shot on new goalie Ludovic Waeber, Nick Schmaltz jammed in the puck at the right leg to make it 6-0 Americans heading into the first intermission.

The second period saw the Swiss finally get a goal, even if it came a little too late. After a great effort by 2017 NHL Draft prospect Nico Hischier behind the net, San Jose Sharks first rounder Timo Meier picked up the pass in front and beat Alex Nedeljkovic to end his shutout. Unfortunately, a goal by Tkachuk a minute later helped the Americans get their six-goal lead back, all thanks to some tremendous board work by future first overall pick Matthews.

As you can guess, more time on the clock meant more time for goals. Matthews, of course, was involved, turning a one-timer from Schmaltz into USA’s eighth goal after 28 minutes of play. A minute later, Colin White made it 9-1 off of a 2-on-1 overtime, adding his name to the goal column in a game where it looked like everyone would. Ryan Donato would also score a goal, putting the Americans into the double digits for the first time in the tournament since 1987. As expected, the Americans managed to hold on to their nine-goal lead, finishing off the game with a 10-1 victory to easily manhandle the Swiss.

With the win, the Americans can clinch second in the group with a win against Denmark. For Switzerland, the team will play in a best-of-three relegation series with Belarus, marking the second year in a row for the Swiss. The series will begin on January 2nd before doing it all again the next day, with a third game possible if needed on January 5th.

Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.

19 Responses

  1. AdultFrinendFinder

    I know this site offers quality dependent articles and additional stuff, is there any other
    website which presents these kinds of things in quality?

    Reply
  2. blackpeopelemeet.info

    Hello are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new
    to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own.
    Do you need any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

    Reply
  3. Adultfriendfindsr

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.

    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would
    have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    Reply
  4. adultfrinendfinder test

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway
    keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare
    to see a great blog like this one nowadays.

    Reply
  5. adltfriendfinder

    When some one searches for his required thing, thus he/she
    wishes to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained
    over here.

    Reply
  6. mobile hookup app

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after
    I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just
    wanted to say fantastic blog!

    Reply
  7. www.adultfrenfinder.com

    Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
    for a paid option? There are so many options out
    there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions?
    Cheers!

    Reply
  8. adult friend finder

    I was recommended this web site by way of my cousin. I’m not sure whether
    or not this post is written by way of him as nobody else
    understand such precise approximately my difficulty.

    You are incredible! Thank you!

    Reply
  9. minecraft

    Hi there, just became alert to your blog through
    Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate
    if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited
    from your writing. Cheers!

    Reply
  10. minecraft

    In fact when someone doesn’t understand then its up
    to other users that they will help, so here it occurs.

    Reply
  11. minecraft

    I have been exploring for a bit for any high quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of
    area . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site.
    Reading this info So i’m happy to convey that I’ve a very just right uncanny feeling I came
    upon just what I needed. I so much indubitably will
    make sure to don?t forget this site and give it a glance on a continuing
    basis.

    Reply
  12. minecraft free download 2018

    Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Very helpful information particularly the last part :
    ) I care for such info a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*