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Ice Hockey World Cup – Slovakia wins surprisingly against USA

Ice Hockey World Cup – Slovakia wins surprisingly against USA

As of: May 13, 2024 11:13 pm

Slovakia set their sights on the quarter-finals again at the Ice Hockey World Championships in the Czech Republic after a stunning win over co-favorites USA.

After an early 4:6 defeat against Germany, Slovakia recorded their third win after beating the USA 5:4 (2:0, 2:1, 0:3, 1:0) after extra time. Group B game.

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In a hard-fought battle with several physical clashes, the Slovaks took a 2-0 lead in the first third thanks to goals from Milos Kelemen (4th minute) and Libor Hudacek (12th). Matt Boldy (25th) narrowed the scoring, but Simon Nemec (28th) and Patrick Koch (29th) made it 4-1.

USA with only one win

American coach John Hynes was replaced NHL– Goalkeeper Alex Nedeljkovic vs College goalie Trey Augustine. Shane Pinto (45th), Brady Tkachuk (54th) and Luke Hughes (57th) forced it. more time. Kelmen (64th) decided.

The Americans have had just one win so far with World Cup teams over the years – a 6-1 victory over Germany. USA lost 5-2 early against Sweden.

Norway without a chance

In Group A, Finland did not give a chance to Norway with a score of 4:1 (2:0, 2:1, 0:0). The four-time world champion is on track with seven points from three games. On the other hand, Norway is still waiting for its first World Cup point.

However, Switzerland tops the group. They celebrated a 2-1 win against the Czech Republic in Prague in front of over 17,000 spectators after a penalty shootout and now have eight points to their name. The Czech Republic is fourth with six points behind Finland and Canada.

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