After defending the Finland title, the United States will also reach the quarter-finals of the World Ice Hockey Championship in Riga. The Americans defeated Germany 2-0 and are celebrating their fifth successive victory.
The shot ratio was 33:15 in favor of the Germans. However, goalkeeper Cal Petersen, who works for the Los Angeles Kings team, came to his second lockdown in this tournament after beating Kazakhstan 3-0. Jason Robertson scored the decisive goal in Power Play (39.). With 27 seconds remaining, Colin Blackwell explained the whole thing with a shot into the empty can.
Despite their third successive defeat, the Germans are still in their hands to qualify for the quarter-finals. If you beat hosts Latvia after 60 minutes on Tuesday evening, you are in the knockout stage. The same goes for Balts.
The Czech Republic defeats Denmark with difficulty
In the Swiss group, no team has yet secured a quarter-final ticket. The Czech Republic avoided an early elimination victory, 2-1 after a penalty shootout against Denmark. After the candidate was late in the fourth minute due to Niklas Jensen’s sixth goal in this tournament, he only managed to equalize despite a clear advantage (aggregate 38:13 shots on target). Ex-Umbre striker Dominic Kubalik (46) was responsible. In the penalty shootout, they met all four of the Czech shooters who would not have reached the quarter-finals if they had lost in normal time.