Germany under pressure after defeat to Finland
Leaning back, the game almost turned around – finally lost; In the fifth group game, Germany lost to ice hockey world champion Finland 1: 2 (0: 1, 1: 0, 0: 1) and moved up to fourth place in group B in the first round.
It was the German team’s second consecutive defeat after three intense wins and three wins.
National coach Tony Soderholm had to do without Lucas Rachel, who was attacking against his home country, when he was sent off after a 2: 3 header test against Kazakhstan. Without playing for two days, the DEB selection is struggling to find its rhythm. The first penalty, admitted by a disciple of Moritz, came with an early deficit: eight seconds ahead of the Finns via Anton Lundell (7th).
In the second half, the DEB selection increased, but the equation dropped dramatically: Stephen Loybel put Buck behind, while Corbinian Holzer scored his second game goal in secret sight (28th).
In the last three games, the German team escaped another deficit as players blocked several shots similar to the 3-1 win over Canada – especially Tom Gonhawk. But a late counter-attack put Finland back in the lead: Lundel eliminated Rizzo Rutslinen, easily pushed back (52nd).
To move forward, the German team will need to win the last two group matches against the United States on Monday (3.15 p.m.) and Tuesday (7.15 p.m. / both Sport 1) against Latvia.