IIHF World Championship Update: 08.05.13
CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames defenceman Chris Butler squared off against Finland on Wednesday with the Americans picking up a 4-1 win.
Butler picked up his first point of the tournament with an assist on Craig Smith's first period tally. The blueliner logged 14:31 of ice time and was a plus-two.
Flames prospect Joni Ortio backed up Antti Raanta in Finland's net.
Finland's next game goes Friday as they try to take down a powerful Russian squad who have gone 3-0-0 thus far. The Americans follow up their win over Finland with a game against France on Saturday.
Reto Berra backed up veteran Martin Gerber on Wednesday as Switzerland topped Slovenia 7-1 to win their fourth straight game at the tournament. Gerber only faced 14 shots in the thumping. The Swiss are back in action on Saturday, taking on Denmark.