The German national ice hockey team has also won their second game at the World Cup in Slovakia. Matthias Plachta (31st minute) took the DEB selection in power play in the lead 2-1, and Frederik Tiffels (40th minute) took the lead in the second period. ) to 2: 0. Thanks to Mathias Bau (51), Denmark still managed to catch up, but the balance did not fall.
Germany began the game more controlled than in the 3-1 opening win against Great Britain the day before. Early in the game Lean Bergmann (8) scored the supposed lead from a distance. But the referees took the gate back, as Yasin Ehliz had obstructed Denmark's goalie Sebastian Dahm.
With good chances, the Danes got better in the second third, but made too many time penalties. Four German outfielders attacked against three Danes and the goalie, as Plachta scored the lead on presentation of NHL star Leon Draisaitl. The 2: 0 shot Tiffels by getting Dahm out and pushed the puck from a short distance in the gate.
Before the last third of both teams came on 20 shots, Germany was due to the more dangerous opportunities but earned the lead. Nine minutes from time, Denmark's construction hit from an acute angle, but remained until the final siren in Germany 2-1. Thus, the German team retaliated for the World Cup defeats against Denmark at the 2017 and 2018 tournaments.
Due to the second victory Germany is still second in Group A. To reach the quarter-finals, the DEB team must at least fourth of the group of eight. Denmark remains fifth.
Next Tuesday Germany plays against France (20.15, TV: Sport1 / Dazn, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE), on Wednesday against Slovakia (20.15, TV: Sport1 / Dazn, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE). Then the decisive games against the World Cup favorites from the USA, Canada and Finland are on.