The first week of the Ice Hockey World Championships in Finland has come to an end. Since the Helsinki Hall caught fire, two games there were delayed. In the end, however, everything went smoothly and the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic and Canada emerged victorious on the ice.
In the afternoon game in Group A, Germany and Denmark fought a real defensive battle. Both Grubauer and Dahm played great games. In the end, a powerplay goal by Michaelis settled in favor of the Germans. At the same time, the United States struggled against Great Britain for a long time. American Boys wrote only in halftime. Two power play goals in the final section led to the victory.
The Czech Republic were looking to improve after losing to Austria in the game against Latvia. The opponent was rolled out early, with the Czechs already leading 5:0 after the first third and able to comfortably go through the rest of the game. Boston star forward David Pasternak added a goal and an assist in his first game.
Canada, on the other hand, fought against Kazakhstan, especially in the first period. The big Dalit man also took the lead twice. In the end, however, the Maple Cards secured their fourth win in four games. Buffalo Sabers forward Dylan Cogens contributed a hat-trick in the win. However, the game offered an absolutely spectacular sight: the Kazakh goalkeeper probably unpacked the save of the tournament when he was able to stop Kent Johnson from scoring in the middle of the second period.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 19 May 2022
85th Ice Hockey World Championship | Tampere/Helsinki
Germany Denmark – 1:0 (0:0|1:0|0:0)
Target: 1:0 Michaelis (33./pp)
Canada: Kazakhstan 6-3 (3-2 | 1-0 | 2-1)
Goals: 0: 1 Petukhov (3rd), 1: 1 Kozens (4th), 1: 2 Shestakov (13th / pp), 2: 2 Batherson (15th), 3: 2 Lori (18th / pp), 4 : 2 Severson (33rd), 4: 3 Savitsky (48th), 5: 3 cozens (52nd / pp), 6: 3 cozens (60th / pp)
Great Britain: USA – 0:3 (0:0|0:1|0:2)
Targets: 0:1 Meyers (29th), 0:2 Bellows (41st/pp), 0:3 Bellows (44th/pp)
Czech Republic : Latvia 5-1 (5-0 | 0-0 | 0-1)
Targets: 1-0 Zohorna (5th), 2-0 Cervenka (5th/PP), 3-0 Spacek (7th), 4-0 Hertl (17th), 5-0 Pasternak (19th), 5th: 1 Kulda (42nd) ) )
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