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Group A Game 1: USA-Switzerland

Not a lot of shots in the first period: 8-5 USA. The Swiss rolled Streit/Weber as the top D pairing, with Diaz/Blindenbacher as the second unit (and they were unfortunately on the ice for the goal against.) The other pairings were Sbisa/von Gunten and Furrer/Seger. Beyond that first pair, they seem to have some trouble getting the puck out of their own end.

Def. TOI +/- PIMs SOG
Streit 6:59 0 0 1
Weber 6:48 0 0 0
Diaz 5:11 -1 0 0
Sbisa 5:08 0 0 1
Blindenbacher 4:51 -1 2 1
von Gunten 4:13 0 0 0
Furrer 3:42 0 0 0
Seger 3:10 0 0 0

Patrick Kane led all players with 7:26 TOI and three shots in the first period.

Update 1: that second goal by David Backes made Yannick Weber look pretty weak. Perhaps even the first Swiss pairing is going to have trouble with NHL players.

Update 2: Diaz dropped way down the depth chart in the 2nd period. Sbisa and Blindenbacher are the #2 pair now.

The Swiss are bad enough that the US has no use for playing defensively - Switzerland had just four shots in the second period.

Chris Drury has only five shifts through two periods.

Update 3: A bit of an ugly game. The Swiss have absolutely no offense - the assumption that Jonas Hiller can keep them in the game is suspect to say the least. It's hard to win a 0-0 game!