May 12, 2013
U.S., Canada reach quarterfinals at hockey worlds
United States' Danny Kristo, right, tries to score past Germany's goalkeeper Dennis Endras during their Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B preliminary round match in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, May 12, 2013.
2012 IIHF World Championship: Germans defeated the Italians 3-0
Germany opened the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship strongly with a 3-0 victory over newly promoted Italy on Friday.
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A referee pushes Slovakia's Miroslav Satan's as he tries to stop a fight between Satan and Denmark's Jesper Jensen during their qualifying round game at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Bratislava.
Germany out to prove it's an elite international team
Determined to prove their fourth-place showing on home ice at last year's IIHF World Championship was no fluke, Germany has been the talk of the 2011 Worlds in Slovakia.
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.