RIGA (SID) – Record world champion Russia lost the prestigious ice hockey duel against Canada and quickly failed on its way to a 28th world title. Sobornaza lost 1:2 (0:0, 1:0, 0:1, 0:1) after extra time against their arch-rivals, who meet USA on Saturday (1:15 pm / Sport 1) . The Americans had absolutely no problems and celebrated their seventh consecutive victory in 6:1 (3:0, 1:1, 2:0) against Slovakia.
The German national team’s rival is the defending champions Finland (5.15pm / Sport1). The 2019 world champions won 1–0 (0–0, 1–0, 0–0) against the Czech Republic. The German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) selection defeated Switzerland 3:2 (0:1, 1:1, 1:0, 0:0, 1:0) after a penalty shootout.
Yevgeny Timkin (35th) gave the lead to the Russians who won their last World Cup title in 2014. Adam Heinrich (46.) equalized. Andrew Mangiapane scored the winning goal in overtime (63rd). Jere Inala (33rd) led the Finns to the semi-finals.
Colin Blackwell (16./37.) shone with a brace each from the New York Rangers and Conor Garland (20./59.) Los Angeles Kings goalkeeper Calvin Peterson faced only one goal from Peter Sehlrich (33.) Had to do
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