Finland blanks Germany 4-0 at hockey worlds
Yahoo! Sports 27+ SHARES
Finland blanked Germany 4-0 and Denmark beat Italy 4-1 on Tuesday for their first victories at the ice hockey world championship.
After losses to Latvia and Russia, Finland finally found its stride.
Petri Kontiola and Jarkko Immonen's first-period goals gave the Finns a 2-0 lead before Olli Palola and Leo Komarov scored 30 seconds apart in the second.
Finland has three points in Group B, while Germany has five.
Jannik Hansen scored a short-handed goal for Denmark and Jesper Jensen, Emil Kristensen netted one each before Kim Staal added the last into an empty net.