Sweden – USA 2: 3 after time – 12 seconds before the end of overtime, Adam Godett finally picked the match winner. The Ottawa Senators striker hit the target after a quick counter-attack and gave his team an extra point with 3:2. Shortly before, Lucas Woolmark failed due to strong American goalkeeper Jeremy Swayman. In the regular season, the two teams presented a balanced match in the stalking duel in Tampere. Rasmus Dahlin put the Scandinavians ahead in the third minute, and Judit (eighth) equalized shortly thereafter. Sweden, in the person of Karl Grundstrom, managed to answer Nate Schmidt leading the Americans for the first time.
Norway – Czech Republic 1: 4 – The Czech Republic took a big step towards the quarter-finals. In a direct duel with Norway, the Czechs celebrated a 4-1 victory. David Pasternak starred with a double in the victory over Scandinavia. The third-placed Czech team is ahead of fifth-placed Latvia with 5 points, with two matches remaining.
Austria 0-3 Finland With one goal in a third, the World Cup hosts in Tampere secured an undisputed victory over Austria. With Valtteri Filppula of Geneva-Servette (2) and Toni Rajala (48) of EHC Biel, two players from the National League entered the scorers’ list. After the recent success, Finland tops the table with 16 points, but has one more game than arch rivals Sweden. On the other hand, Austria is still in seventh place with 4 points from 6 matches and is therefore locked in a relegation battle.
Italy 1-3 Slovakia Slovakia remains in contention for a place in the quarter-finals. The Slovaks celebrated a 3-1 victory over Italy and drew with fourth-placed Denmark. Michel Christophe, Adam Sikora and Alex Tamasi scored for the favourite. Meanwhile, Alex Trivelato cut the difference to 1:2 for the Italians.
Denmark 3-0 France – The goal before and after the first break of the first half was enough for the Danes to swerve onto the road to victory before the halfway point. Peter Regen opened the scoring for the Scandinavian team after 17 minutes, and Joachim Blechfield (26) clashed between Henry Corentin Boys’ legs and increased in favor of the Danes with a majority. Julian Jacobsen scored the last point before the final whistle in the empty goal. Switzerland and Germany are also happy with the win, as both have been confirmed to have reached the World Cup quarter-finals.
SRF Two, sportlive, May 21, 2022, 11:10 a.m.; abr
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