QF • Jan. 2 • Russia 4, Switzerland 3 (SO) • Part II
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01-02-2013, 10:16 AM
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Sounds like it was a real exciting game. Congrats to Swiss for an incredible tourney! Play like this and you might become a fixture in the medal rounds in the future. Slovakia, Czech and Finland aren't very good right now, each for their own reasons.
As an observation, it is really unfortunate that the winner of this has to play immediately tomorrow with tired legs. Especially after an OT plus shoot-out game. One would think that the quarterfinal bye is already a big enough advantage as it is for the group winners, without this additional handicap on the quarterfinal winner.
It's why you want to win your pool in the round robin, so you don't have to play that extra game. I think it's pretty fair.
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