Gogulla grinds in German loss

Philip Gogulla continued his North American primer at the World Championship with a -1 in 14:12 of work as the Germans lost to Switzerland in overtime, 2-1. Skating on Germany's third line, the 6'2 left wing failed to get a shot on goal as the Swiss rode a Mark Streit power-play winner to their second straight tournament victory. Wearing an "A" for Germany, Jochen Hecht led the German attack with four shots on goal while raking in 17:33 of time, a total right on par with his 2008-09 season average of 17:23. Germany will continue pool play on Tuesday against France. ------ In other Sunday action from the Worlds, Andrej Sekera had an assist as Slovakia lost a shootout to Belarus. The helper came on a Marcel Hossa goal to force overtime with 2:46 to play in regulation. The 22-year old defenseman led Team Slovakia with 24:20 of ice time. In Saturday play, Drew Stafford (+1) picked up a goal for USA in a 4-2 win over Latvia. Thomas Vanek was -1 with two shots on net in Austria's 7-1 loss to the fluid Swedes. On Friday, Derek Roy assisted on a Dany Heatley goal as Canada rolled past Belarus, 6-1. The Canadians will face Hungary later on Sunday.
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