Finland prevailed on this Wednesday with 5: 1 (2: 0, 1: 1, 2: 0) against Switzerland, the 2018 Olympic champion from Russia had a lot of trouble on Wednesday in the quarter-finals with the debutants from Denmark at 3: 1 (1: 0, 1: 1, 1: 0).
Despite pressing superiority and one-sided shot statistics, the crucial hits of Vyacheslav Voynov succeeded only four minutes before the end of the game. Voynov belonged to the team four years ago, which Germany defeated in the final.
Meanwhile, Slovakia threw the young US team with 3: 2 (1: 1, 0: 1, 1: 0) after penalty shootout from the tournament.
For Slovakia, Ex-NHL professional Peter Clarik had transformed the crucial penalty. “Now we have the chance on a medal. But I’m trying to stay calm,” Cleatarik said. “The job is not finished yet.” Captain Marek Hrivik had saved the Slovak only with his compensation to the 2: 2 only 44 seconds before the end of the regular playing time in the extension.
In the last quarter of the quarter Sweden sat down with 2: 0 (0: 0, 0: 0, 2: 0) against the Canadians. The two crucial hits fell late in the third third.
In the first semi-final on Friday (5.10 clock CET), Finland meets Slovakia. Afterwards (14.10 clock mez) it gets the Russian selection with Sweden to do.