BC-HKO--World Championships,2nd Ld-Writethru
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.
Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after the United States plays Canada on Tuesday night.
The Czech Republic closed the preliminary round with a 5-4 win over Switzerland in Bratislava, getting one goal and two assists each from Jakub Voracek and Dominik Simon. Both countries in Group B will be among the final eight teams competing in the tournament Thursday.
In matchups of teams that won’t advance, Latvia beat Norway 4-1 in Group B and the host Slovaks outlasted Denmark 2-1 in a shootout decided by penalty shots.