Slovakian players Martin Strbak (L) and Peter Podhradsky (behind) vie for the puck with Marcel Muller (R) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ivan Majesky (R) of Slovakia vies for the puck with Felix Schutz (L) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ivan Baranka (R) and Michal Handzus (2ndR) of Slovakia fight with with Filip Gogulla (L) and Felix Schutz (2ndL) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Marian Hossa (L) of Slovakia vies for the puck with Patrick Reimer (R) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Patrick Reimer (L) of Germany fails to score a penalty against goalie Jaroslav Halak (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Patrick Reimer (R) of Germany fails to score a penalty against goalie Jaroslav Halak (L) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Kai Hospelt (L) of Germany vies for the puck with Martin Strbak (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Michael Wolf (L) of Germany vies for the puck with Tomas Surovy (R) of Slovakia during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Branko Radivojevic (R) of Slovakia vies for the puck with Frank Hordler (L) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German player John Tripp (L) celebrates with his team mates Felix Schutz (C) and Frank Mauer (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German player John Tripp (L) celebrates with his team mates Felix Schutz (C) and Frank Mauer (R) after scoring the 2-0 lead during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ladislav Nagy (R) of Slovakia vies for the puck with Justin Krueger (L) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German players celebrate their 3-1 lead during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ladislav Nagy (R) of Slovakia scores Slovakia's first goal against Kai Hospelt (L) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ladislav Nagy (2ndL) of Slovakia celebrates with his teammates Dominik Granak (L), Lubos Bartecko (2ndR) and Ivan Majesky (R) after he scored Slovakia's first goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Ladislav Nagy (front) of Slovakia vies for the puck with Frank Hordler (up) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Jozef Stumpel (L) of Slovakia celebrates with his teammates Miroslav Satan (2ndL) and Ladislav Nagy (R) after he scored Slovakia's second goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3.

Michal Handzus (R) of Slovakia vies for the puck with goalie Dimitri Patzold (L), Frank Hordler (C) and Michael Wolf (bottom R) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Pavol Demitra (L) of Slovakia scores his team's third goal against Germany's goalie Dimitri Patzold (R) during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

Pavol Demitra (L) of Slovakia scores his team's third goal against Germany's goalie Dimitri Patzold (R) during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Slovakian players celebrate their third goal against Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

Michal Handzus (L) and Marian Gaborik (R) of Slovakia vie for the puck with Patrick Reimer (C) of Germany during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011.

German players celebrate after scoring a goal during the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC

German players celebrate after the Ice Hockey World Championship group A match between Slovakia and Germany at the Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, 01 May 2011. Germany won 4-3. EPA/PETER HUDEC