The German ice hockey team lost 0: 2 (0: 0, 0: 1, 0: 1) to the USA at the World Cup in Latvia. This means that their last preliminary round match against host country Latvia on Tuesday (7.15 pm, TV: Sport1) is kind of a final for a place in the knockout round.
Defensively and tactically, the match against the United States was one of the best German World Cup matches to date, but the choice made by the German Ice Hockey Association (DEB) was not so detrimental, especially in the majority. National Hockey League striker Dominic Cahon couldn’t prevent their third consecutive group defeat.
“Overall, we played a good game. Maybe the last will, the last step to the gate is missing,” said Captain Moritz Mueller at Sport 1. The United States showed itself more efficient here: National Hockey League striker Jason Robertson from Dallas Stars (minute 39) shot The number of Americans who outperformed the Americans in the 29th World Cup victory in the 45th World Cup match against Germany. Colin Blackwell (60) scored shortly before the end of the match for US forces, who have now qualified for the knockout round with Finland in Group Two.
With Cahon’s attack, things looked much better at first than they had been in Saturday’s 2–1 draw against Finland. In the final stages, he failed to post. The 25-year-old Edmonton Oilers striker got a clearance for his debut at this tournament at noon after traveling to Riga after the NHL match and surviving a mandatory quarantine period. The Olympic runner-up of 2018 instantly achieved the speed hoped for in the German attacking game. “I really succeeded,” Cahon said after his first third in the World Cup. “I feel good with my energy.” “We have a good chance if we keep focusing.”
Passing is accurate, power play is harmless
At first, Germany was too, fighting against the best running team in Group Two and continuing their attack under control. Felix Brockman spoiled America’s few opportunities. As in the first match in the World Cup against Italy (9: 4), the 30-year-old Adler Mannheim goalkeeper has been favored over regular goalkeeper Matthias Niederberger, who was excused from the preliminary round against Latvian.
In order to reward yourself, the pass game was often very imprecise and the strength game wasn’t serious enough. The return of talent Lukas Reichel hasn’t changed that. The 19-year-old returned for the first time after checking his head against Kazakhstan (2: 3) on Wednesday and had some good moves in attack, but they were unsuccessful.
The lack of determination in front of goal led to revenge shortly before the end of the second half, when the USA put up a game more dangerous than Germany and Robertson finally pushed the American leadership happy. In the final section, Germany is back full of determination, but it was unsuccessful.