After two days, we already have two big surprises. First, Germany won USA in opening game 2 - 1, in front of world record 77,000 public (Germany defeat U.S. in front of record crowd | Reuters
And then, a day later, my dear native Finland lost to Denmark, 1 goal against Danes 4 goals (Denmark upsets Finland at World Hockey Championship
). First time ever Denmark (best placement 10th in WC 2007) defeat Finland (worst placement ever 8th). Ten last games 51 - 8 to Finland!
Finland, USA, Germany and Denmark are playing in the Group D in preliminary round. These two surprises mean, that the USA - Finland game on Wednesday the 12th can decide which of the two teams qualifies to the next round, leaving one of the top 4 ranked teams out.
Shocking start! Chatting with our resident Danish GFX-guru Sergio before the game I told him my guess is my Finland beats his Denmark 7 - 2. How wrong I was!
2010 IIHF World Championship, Germany: