He leaned back, almost turned the match – and lost in the end; Germany lost in the Group E match to the incumbent Ice hockeyWorld champion Finland 1: 2 (0: 1, 1: 0, 0: 1) and slipped to fourth place in the preliminary group B table.
It was a duel too intense for the German team after three victories, the second in a row.
National coach Tony Söderholm had to dispense with striker Lucas Reichil against his country, who, after examining his head, From 2: 3 against Kazakhstan Failed. After two days of no game, DEB’s choice found it difficult to get back to their rhythm. The first penalty kick, which Moritz Sider conceded, brought an early incapacitation: eight seconds outpaced the Finns by Anton Lundel to take the lead (seventh).
In the second third, the DEB selection increased, but the draw surprisingly dropped: Stefan Loibl returned the disc, while Korbinian Holzer scored his second goal in the tournament from a secretive point of view (28).
And in the final third, the German national team escaped another deficit due to the players as before In the 3–1 victory over Canada Many shots were blocked – especially Tom Kunkle. But the late counterattack put Finland back in the lead: Lundel pushed away Rego Rötsalainen, who pushed easily (52).
In order to advance, the German team will likely need to win from its last two group matches on Monday (3:15 PM) against USA and on Tuesday (7:15 PM / Sport 1) against hosts Latvia.