U.S. loses to Finland, to face Czech Republic in quarterfinals

U.S. loses to Finland, to face Czech Republic in quarterfinals
HERNING, Denmark -- Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping on Tuesday. The Finns supplanted the U.S. to top Group B in Herning, and will face Switzerland in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The Swiss clinched a quarterfinal berth by beating France 5-1 to finish fourth in Group A in Copenhagen. Canada shut out Germany 3-0 to secure third place in Group B and set up a quarterfinal matchup against Sweden or Russia, who will clash over the top spot in Group A. "We didn't leave ourselves in a great spot after the group stage but we're going to have to play them at some stage," captain Connor McDavid said about the potential opponents. The Americans' first defeat in seven games dropped them to second in the group and a quarterfinal against the Czech Republic, the third team in Group A. "It's not a good feeling losing," U.S. captain Patrick Kane said. "It could be good for us to make sure... 
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