The game actually scheduled for 3:20 p.m. started only at 5 p.m. due to a fire alarm in the Helsinki hall of over one and a half hour.
- new row combinations
- Seider meets the crossbar
- Michaelis breaks the spell
- Statistics on the game:
- Germany – Denmark 1: 0 (0: 0, 1: 0, 0: 0)
Toni Söderholm then went into the game with two changes compared to the 2-1 against France on Monday: Philipp Grubauer was preferred in front of Mathias Niederberger. Tim Stützle, which was hit on the knee, was replaced by Alexander Karachun.
new row combinations
This also resulted in a change in the rows of storms. So the recorder Karachun moved into a row with Daniel Schmölz and Stefan Loibl, while Daniel Fischbuch acted alongside Marcel Noebels and Leo Pföderl. Marc Michaelis replaced supporters between Yasin Ehliz and Matthias Plachta.
The – like number three keeper Dustin Strahlmeier – also reported Leon Gawanke and Lukas Reichel, were not yet in the contingent after their arrival from North America.
Seider meets the crossbar
In the first third, the DEB selection had slight advantages in terms of windscreen possession and time in the offensive z1. The Danes acted quite defensively and passively, but lurked on occasional counterattacks. Over long distances of the first section, however, there were almost no clear opportunities, but the best had the best -played Moritz Seider in the 18th minute with a shot to the top edge of the crossbar.
In the middle third, the game became much more lively. Maximilian Kastner only hit the outer post (24th), Pföderl and Noebels missed the 1-0 in the subsequent power play (25th). On the other hand, the Danish NHL star Nikolaj Ehlers broken through failed to Grubauer (26th).
Michaelis breaks the spell
In the second power play of the DEB team, however, the time had come: After a passport over Kai Wissmann, Fischbuch and Noebels, Michaelis falsified in front of the Danish goal unsustainable for the former DEL goalkeeper Sebastian Dahm to 1-0 (33.). A hit that gave the German team additional momentum.
In the final section, however, the Danes increased the risk, which, however, repeatedly opened the German team. Alexander Ehl, Samuel Soramies and Pföderl awarded within 60 seconds (46th), a goal scored by Ehliz after the goal was moved (51.). As against Slovakia and France, the Germans managed to confidently bring the narrow lead over time.
For Grubauer it was also the first shutout at a World Cup tournament. “We were compact. Everyone is involved, not only the goalkeeper. The boys just did it for me,” said the NHL goalkeeper after the game.
Already on Friday, the DEB selection will meet outsiders Italy at 3:20 p.m. – then probably with Reichel and Gawanke for the first time.
Statistics on the game:
Germany – Denmark 1: 0 (0: 0, 1: 0, 0: 0)
Germany: Grubauer – Moritz Müller, Seider; Jonas Müller, Holzer; Wagner, Wissmann; Bittner – Ehliz, Michaelis, Plachta; Fischbuch, Noebels, Pföderl; Schmölz, Loibl, Karachun; Soramies, Kastner, Ehl.
Denmark: Dahm – Lauridsen, let; Jesper Jensen, Kristensen; Larsen, Nicholas Jensen; Morten Jensen – Nikolaj Ehlers, Nielsen, Bichfeld; Scheel, Regin, Storm; Bjorkstrand, Bau, Meyer; Asperup, Jakobsen, Poulsen; Aagaard.
Tore: 1: 0 (32:41) Michaelis (Noebels, Fischbuch) pp.
Referee: Heikkinnen (Finland), Stano (Slovakia).
Criminal cars: Germany 4 – Denmark 6.