Latvian hockey players beat Slovakia in “bullish” and keep their hopes for the quarterfinals

In the penultimate minute of the third period, Freibergs put Latvia in the lead, who beat the Slovakian goalkeeper from in front of the goal after a pass from Mika Indraš.

In the second period, the Latvian hockey players managed to attack more and Indraš also succeeded in a counterattack on the Slovakian goal, but the opponent’s defender did not allow him to make a proper shot.

At the end of the period, Latvia was in the majority and spent most of it in the Slovakian defense zone, however, the opponents neutralized all Latvian attempts to send the puck into Slovakia’s goal again.

At the beginning of the third period, the Slovaks tied after two minutes when Martins Pospišils sent the puck into the Latvian goal.

In the continuation of the third period, Latvia also had opportunities to score goals, but the puck sent by Kaspars Daugavins hit the goal post.

Less than two minutes before the final whistle, Slovakian hockey players took the lead for the first time in the match, Peter Cehlárik being accurate.

Latvia needed 24 seconds to restore a draw when Cibulskis beat Slovakia’s goalkeeper with a powerful wrist shot.

The Latvians started the extra time in the majority, but it was not used, but then the Slovaks tripped Renars Krastenberg, Latvia got another majority, which also ended without accurate shots.

At the beginning of the series of shots after the game, Gudlevsky saved Libor Hudacek’s shot, but on the other side of the field, Abols hit the post. In the second series of shots, Jurajs Slafkovskis sent the puck into the goal of Latvia, to which Dans Ločmelis responded with an accurate shot.

After that, Matuš Sukel’s shot was stopped by the Latvian goalkeeper, but Roberts Bukarts was also unable to send the puck into Slovakia’s goal. In the fourth series of shots, Gudlevski failed to beat Lukāš Cingelas, and in the continuation Kaspars Daugavinas’ shot was saved by the Slovakian goalkeeper. In the fifth series of shots, the goalkeepers of both teams played accurately again.

2024-05-19 21:00:00
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