Apr 30, 2011
Canada beats Belarus 4-1 in hockey worlds opener
Germany's Andre Rankel, right, challenges for the puck with Russia's Nikolai Belov, left, during preliminary round of World Hockey Championships at the ice hockey Ondrej Nepela stadium in Bratislava, Slovakia, on Friday, April 29, 2011.
Russia's Dimitri Kulikov and Yevgeni Nabokov fight with Germany's Andre Rankel
Germany had failed to defeat Russia in their previous 37 meetings at the ice hockey World Championship.
Sweden, Germany scoreless after first period
Daniel Alfredsson of Sweden shoots the puck by Andre Rankel of Germany in the first period during the ice hockey men's preliminary game on day 6 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Hockey Place on February 17, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.