Yup. Russia is in a bit of trouble here. The Swiss are playing great.
If the Swiss had a few top end talents they'd be able to beat just about every other team in the tournament. Their system, team play and work ethic is just amazing. Their defense is pretty stellar, and they really pressure offensively. Really good on the cycle.
Yeah, it's too bad they couldn't score on the first 3 shots of the shootout. Goalie made 3 saves to keep them in it, but eventually Russia is going to beat you in the shootout.
Was surprised the Swiss goalie stopped three in a row to start there, he's a pretty small goalie going against some really skilled Russians. The Swiss are terrible in scoring in shootouts, so the writing was kind of on the wall already. They skated in toward the goal way too slow and Vasilevski easily stopped them. Great effort nonetheless from the Swiss. Their development program is doing really well.