One blocked shot wasn’t enough for Luca Sbisa and the Swiss national team on Tuesday.
Playing the Canadians in Kosice, Slovakia, Sbisa was on the ice for Alex Pietrangelo’s overtime goal in a 4-3 loss. The Ducks defenseman was doing more than taking up space. From IIHF.com:
Pietrangelo picked up his own rebound after Swiss defenceman Luca Sbisa had blocked his initial shot. The puck came right back to Pietrangelo, who buried it behind Swiss goalie Leonardo Genoni.
Sbisa also had one assist in 21:13 time on ice.
Group play is over for Switzerland. Tomorrow the Swiss will learn the opponent for their next game, which will be played Thursday.
Lubomir Visnovsky made his debut at the tournament for Slovakia, playing a team-high 22:29 and recording an assist in a 4-3 loss to Russia.
Visnovsky had been battling injuries to both shoulders, forcing him to miss the first two games of the tournament on his home soil.
Slovakia also finds out tomorrow who awaits them in their next game Thursday.