By John Vogl
There won't be any magical moments for Latvia.
The Latvians, coached by the Sabres' Ted Nolan and featuring forward Zemgus Girgensons, were eliminated at the world championships today with a 3-2 loss to Switzerland. Latvia fell to 3-4 in the preliminary round and failed to advance to the quarterfinals
Latvia captured the hockey world's imagination at the Olympics by being tied with Canada in the final minutes of their quarterfinal matchup before losing, 2-1.
Girgensons scored today to finish the tournament with two goals in six games. He served a one-game suspension for spearing Russia's Alexander Burmistrov in the groin after a faceoff.