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The United States of America clarifies the matter against Germany › HL-SPORTS

The United States of America clarifies the matter against Germany › HL-SPORTS

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Ostrava – Vice World Champion Germany He suffered a setback in the second match of the 2024 World Cup. In the semi-final replay in 2023, the Black, Red and Gold lost United States of America Clear with a score of 1:6 (0:2, 1:2, 0:2) and still in the race to qualify for the quarter-finals. In the end, the score was too high by one or two goals; The deciding factor was the larger individual class of American boys.

Good third opening with no luck

trainer Harold Circle He changed his team in several positions compared to the previous day. So it happened, among other things Matthias Niederberger From Eisbären Berlin Place in goal. At first, Germany showed no respect for the American boys, who were full of NHL stars and also created good chances. But no goal will be scored.

Then these fell on the other side: Brady TkachukOttawa Senators captain and teammate Tim Stutzle, who was missing from the tournament, deftly grabbed his shovel on a shot from Michael Kesselring He made an unstoppable change of direction to make it 1-0 (13th place). Shortly afterward, Kesselring himself, who makes his fortune with the Arizona Coyotes, completed a powerful counterattack to make it 2-0 (18th).

4:1 brings resolution

And Germany? The Black-Red-Gold did not give up, but they found their master in USA goalkeeper Alex Lyons. On the other hand, the United States was more effective: Johnny Gaudreau (Columbus) used power to make it 3-0 (33'). Almost immediately, Germany returned to the topic: the Munich team Yassin Ahleez Shortening (35). The area team could have cut the deficit further, but with three seconds left in the first period, the New Jersey Devils' Luke Hughes found a gap and scored to make it 4-1.

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This strike stopped Germany. The United States easily managed to downplay the importance of the final third and increase its goal tally. Trevor Zegras (Anaheim) on the power play (51) and Michael Essimont (Tampa Bay / 53.) He completed the half dozen perfectly. A frustrated national team coach, Harold Kreis, told ARD: “The result was very high. The team showed a lot of effort.”

Monday against Sweden

However, Germany is still on track to reach the quarter-finals. Thanks to Friday's success against Slovakia, Germany will have at least three points from the head-to-head matches against the strongest rivals in the group. On Monday there will be a duel with another candidate for the championship, Sweden. Tre Kroners built a team of 17 NHL players around star defensemen Viktor Hedman and Rasmus Dahlin and won their opener against the USA 5-2.

In the German group it is Kazakhstan (3:1 vs. France) and Latvia (5:4 after extra time against Poland) It also started with wins.