MINSK, Belarus -- Russia secured a quarterfinals berth at the ice hockey world championship with a 4-1 win over Latvia on Saturday to remain unbeaten. Vans Shoes Outlet . Russia outshot Latvia 43-15 in its fifth straight win. It leads Group B, with still two games to go, by six points from Latvia and Belarus. The United States and Finland are another point back. Also, Denmark upset the Czech Republic 4-3 in a penalty shootout, France prevailed in another penalty shootout to edge Norway 5-4, and host Belarus rallied to beat Germany 5-2. In late games, Slovakia topped Italy 4-1 and Switzerland downed Kazakhstan 6-2 to earn their second victories in Minsk in six games. Forward Viktor Tikhonov starred for Russia with two first-period goals and an assist. He tied it at 1 with a wrist shot, and scored on a power play to make it 3-1 with his sixth goal of the tournament. "We conceded a goal but then we showed our character and replied," Tikhonov said. "We have to play for 100 per cent the whole game." Sergei Shirokov and Sergei Kalinin also had a goal apiece. Miks Indrasis one-timed the puck past Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovski to give Latvia an early lead. "The best thing is that we keep winning," Kalinin said. Mikkel Boedker netted a backhand in the penalty shootout to give Denmark its first victory over the Czech Republic at the worlds. "We stayed in the game. We stayed the course," Boedker said. "We kept battling and we got two late goals." Jaromir Jagr had a power play goal and set up Jakub Klepis, also on a power play, but the Czechs blew a 3-1 lead. Patrick Bjorkstrand force overtime with 53 seconds remaining in regulation. Stephane Da Costa scored the winning penalty in the shootout to lift France over Norway. Four teams -- the Czech Republic, France, Norway and Slovakia -- are tied for third in the eight-team Group A. Defending champion Sweden led, followed by Canada. The first four in each group advance to the quarterfinals. Antoine Roussel scored twice and Yorick Treille had one goal in a 51-second span in the second to lead Frances comeback, after Norway took a 2-0 lead with goals from Mats Trygg and Morten Ask. Mikhail Grabovski completed the comeback for Belarus against Germany with two goals in the third to thrill the sold-out Minsk Arena. Kai Hospelt and Alexander Barta gave the Germans a 2-0 first-period lead. Vans Shoes Wholesale . They actually finished with a better record in ‘07 than they did in ‘06 but only marginally, going from 61 victories to 66. Vans Old Skool Cheap . -- A year ago, Flavia Pennetta was close to retiring from tennis.2. Arm ChairGot a couple extra goalie paddles laying around? We hope you do, as wider arm rests can be a real elbow saver (thank you, thank you. Im here all week). In all seriousness, your pals will most likely be scrapping it out for a spot on your homemade bench, so why not craft your own hockey stick throne?How to build it 3. Coffee Table (Credit: Lumber Jocks)If it wasnt for new age twig-like composiite sticks, this final beauty may not have been made possible. Vans Old Skool White Sale. Seriously though, you would probably have to have Al MacInnis using your sticks to gather all of the recycled resources required to make this coffee table. May we suggest that the topic of conversation at your first coffee klatch be centered on why we cant make metal sticks as strong as wood ones? How to build it ' ' '