Day four of preliminary round action in the 2013 IIHF World Championships saw a pair of Buffalo Sabres defensemen face off as Slovakia and Germany met in action this morning. Elsewhere, Jhonas Enroth suited up for Sweden as they faced Belarus.
Slovakia came out on top, defeating Germany 3-2 to capture their second win of the tournament. Sekera put up one shot in 25:02 ice time. He led Slovakia in ice time and shifts (36) during today’s game.
For Germany, Ehrhoff had two shots and played 29:20; like Sekera, Ehrhoff led his respective team in ice time and shifts (44).
Next up for each of the teams is a meeting with another Buffalo Sabres player or prospect.
Ehroff and Germany will face Austria – and Sabres forward Thomas Vanek – on May 8, while Slovakia prepares to face Rochester Americans forward Zemgus Girgensons and the Latvian squad on May 9.
Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth was also in action, suiting up for Sweden in a game against Belarus. Enroth had 20 saves as Sweden came out on top, 2-1.
He’s now fourth in goaltending in terms of save percentage (94.87 percent) and has a 1.00 GA in two games played, having allowed two goals on 39 shots faced.
Sweden will face Norway on May 8 in the team’s next preliminary round action of the 2013 IIHF World Championships.