It won't be easy, as France still has games remaining against the United States, Latvia (5-3 winners over Slovakia yesterday) and hosts Finland. Still, their confidence will never be higher than following a win over Russia, so perhaps either lightning will strike twice or enough points will arrive from taking teams to overtime for France to continue their run. It's too bad this victory did not come under the previous format of groups of four teams rather than eight, as upset wins exactly like this one were greatly rewarded in the much shorter schedule of games.
Here are highlights of the game followed by French player's reactions to yesterday's stunning result.
In recognition of yesterdays shocking victory by France over Russia by a score of 2-1 at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, we are featuring a profile of Philippe Bozon, the greatest player in the history of French hockey.
Bozon, whose father Alain Bozon was captian of the French National Team, grew up playing hockey in France and moved to Canadian junior hockey in 1984, scoring 82 points in 67 games and he followed with 59 goals and 111 points in 65 games in 1985-86.