Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.

Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after the United State plays Canada on Tuesday night.

The Czech Republic closed the preliminary round with a 5-4 win over Switzerland in Bratislava, getting one goal and two assists each from Jakub Voracek and Dominik Simon. Both countries in Group B will be among the final eight teams competing in the tournament Thursday.

Czech Republic's players and supporters celebrate after scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Czech Republic and Switzerland at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
Czech Republic’s players and supporters celebrate after scoring during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Czech Republic and Switzerland at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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