Denmark vs United States 1-7

The United States earned a clear 7-1 win against Denmark. In fact, the Americans sealed the three points already during the first period as they took a 4-goals lead with Frank Vatrano, Alex Debrincat, Clayton Keller and Chris Kreider. During the early stages of the central period then, Denmark scored with Nick Olesen… but it was only a flash in the pan, because always during the second period the United States went 6-1 ahead thanks to Alex Debrincat and Dylan Larkin. At 10 minutes to the end of the game finally, Jack Eichel set the 7-1 final score.

To note that Patrick Kane (former EHC Biel-Bienne) had 3 assists.  

Canada vs Germany 8-1

Canada earned a comfortable 8-1 win against Germany… the Canadians made things clear alredy during the first 26 minutes and 2 seconds of play as the took a 3-goals lead with Thomas Chabot and Mark Stone (who scored twice). In the 38th minute of play then, the Germans scored with Yasin Ehliz… but it was only a flash in the pan. Because already during the final stages of the central period Canada restored the 3-goals lead with Mark Stone (hat-trick). And because during the third period, the Canadians set the 8-1 final score thanks to Anthony Mantha (who scored twice), Sam Reinhart and Anthony Cirelli.

Great Britain vs Slovakia 1-7

Slovakia earned a clear 7-1 win against Great Britain… it was very quickly clear how the game would finish, as the hosts took a 3-goals lead with Andrej Sekera, Tomas Tatar and Martin Marincin in a matter of 9 minutes and 2 seconds… shortly before the break then, Mike Hammond scored for the British, but it was only a flash in the pan. Because from the second period on, Slovakia set the 7-1 final score thanks to Michal Cajkovsky, Marian Studenic, Matus Sukel and David Bondra.


Latvia vs Russia 1-3

Russia earned a 3-1 win against Latvia but they had a run for their money… the Latvians in fact, turned out to be a tough nut to crack and even took the lead during the first period with Oskars Cibulskis. The Russians, however, made the difference during the central period and went 3-1 ahead thanks to Dmitri Orlov, Nikita Gusev and Nikita Kucherov. Finally, the third period ended goalless therefore Russia is still undefeated at the Worlds after five games.

Italy vs Norway 1-7

Norway earned a 7-1 win against Italy… but, at least initially, it wasn’t a walk in the park. The Norwegians in fact, took the lead with Alexander Reichenberg in the 15th minute of play. Then, however, the score didn’t change until the second break. During the early stages of the third period though, Norway extended their lead with Mathias Trettenes… and after that, the big moment came as Italy scored the first goal at the 2019 Worlds with Angelo Miceli! The latter’s goal though, was only a flash in the pan. Because during the last 17 minutes of play Norway set the 7-1 final score thanks to Michael Haga, Tobias Lindstrom, Sondre Olden, Martin Roymark and Stefan Espeland.

To note that Mathis Olimb (former Kloten) had two assists while Jonas Holos (former Fribourg Gottéron) had one.  

Sweden vs Switzerland 4-3

Sweden earned a 4-3 win and therefore Switzerland suffered the first defeat of the tournament. The Swiss took the lead early on with Sven Andrighetto… but Sweden equalized shortly before the first break with Alexander Wennberg. During the early stages of the second period then, the Swedes took the lead with William Nylander… after that, Joel Genazzi equalized for Switzerland, but already before the second break the Swedes restored their lead with Erik Gustafsson. At about half of the third end then, Gaëtan Haas equalized for the Swiss… but shortly after that, Oliver Ekman-Larsson earned the win for Sweden!