Switzerland's forward Anders Ambuhl (L) and US forward Paul Stastny vie for the puck during the semi-final match Switzerland vs USA at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships on May 18, 2013 in Stockholm.
It was a good game ... A good learning experience, a measure for us to see where we are. We have played better and better. This was one of the top teams in the tournament, and we played well against them. We were in it for 55 minutes, but when you play a team like that you have to be ready every shift. When you turn it over they're so skilled that they can put the puck away.
It was just a couple of turnovers here and there ... When you turn the puck over, whether it’s in the neutral zone, the defensive zone, or behind our goal line, playing a team like that, they’re going to make you pay. And they did.More quotes »
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