Belarus 2, Switzerland 3
February 23, 2010
Swiss eliminate Belarus in SO, face U.S. next
Updated: February 24, 2010, 12:47 AM ET
Switzerland earned a matchup against the United States by vanquishing Belarus 3-2 in a shootout Tuesday.
Thomas Deruns and Romano Lemm scored on Switzerland's first two shots of the shootout. Ivo Ruthemann's final shot was stopped to open the door for the Belarus team to extend the shootout, but Hiller thwarted Kostitsyn's attempt.
Hiller had 20 saves for Switzerland while Andrei Mezin made 40 saves under a barrage of 43 Swiss shots.
Julien Sprunger and Hnat Domenichelli scored in regulation for the Swiss; Aleksei Kalyuzhny and Konstantin Zakharov scored for Belarus.
The U.S. will play Switzerland on Wednesday in a rematch of a group play game won by the Americans 3-1. The Swiss took host Canada to a shootout in group play before losing 3-2.
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