World Cup favorite Russia, Vice world champion Switzerland and the Olympic silver medal Germany face the quarterly final of the ice hockey World Cup in Slovakia. Russia celebrated its first double-digit victory in Bratislava on Wednesday with a 10-0 victory over Italy, while the Swiss defeated Norway 4-1. Germany defeated the WC hosts Slovakia in 3: 2 in Košice.
The trio has a maximum of twelve points after four matches. The three teams are not mathematical yet, but twelve points have always been sufficient for the quarterfinals. The campaign also takes the ticket to the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing for all three.
Ovetschkin with first World Cup goal
In Group B, Nikita Saizew opened the Russian shooting competition against the climber after 31
Switzerland was led by Andres Ambühl (6th, 57th), Nico Hischier (21st) and Gregory Hofmann (50th) 4: 0. Tobias Lindström (59th) made the winning goal for Norway, on Friday (16.15) opponents to Austria.
Germany won against Slovakia in a dramatic match thanks to two goals in the final stage. The World Cup hosts drew two more men on the ice to equalize (29th) and Libor Hudacek (30th) with a powerplay double strike by Andrej Sekera. In the end, the DEB election hit back. Markus Eisenschmid made for the 2-2 race (59), Germany's striker Leon Draisaitl shot his team to victory 27 seconds before the final siren.
In the afternoon, the United States defeated Britain 6: 3. Judge was the Tyrolean Manuel Nikolic.
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