Canada loses 3-2 to Denmark at World Men’s Hockey Championship

HELSINKI — Denmark beat Canada at the men’s hockey world championship for the first time with a 3-2 victory on Monday.

HELSINKI — Denmark beat Canada at the men’s hockey world championship for the first time with a 3-2 victory on Monday.

Mathias Bau’s power-play goal at 12:11 of the third period gave Denmark a 3-1 lead and emerged as the winner of the game at the Ice Hotel in Helsinki.

Ryan Graves scored at 16:09 to bring Canada within a goal, but the Canadians failed to tie with goaltender Chris Driedger pulled out for an extra forward.

Canada and Denmark, both 4-2, tied for third in Group A behind Switzerland (6-0) and Germany (5-1).

The top four teams from each pool advance to the quarter-finals.

The Canadians close the preliminary round against France (1-1-0-4), while the Danes finish against Slovakia (3-3) on Tuesday.

“They played a good game and were really good defensively, but we have to find ways to score goals and fight in front of the net to give us scoring chances,” said Canadian center Nicholas Roy of Amos. , in Quebec.

“We have to regroup now. We have another game tomorrow so we will watch the video and see what we can do better. We have to be ready to play tomorrow because the tournament is not over.”

Denmark’s closest to beating Canada before was a 2-2 draw in 2003.

“It’s important for us to realize that each team is going to play their best against us,” said Canadian head coach Claude Julien. 2-0 and had to catch up.

“In the third period the Danes were playing desperately and blocking shots and going into the shooting lanes because they wanted to win so badly. It’s important for us to start taking that approach too if we’re going to be champions. at the end of this tournament.

“We need a little more desperation from our group, which I know we have, and we’ll be fine.”

Sebastian Dahm made 29 saves in the net for Denmark, while Driedger stopped 21 shots in the loss.

Markus Lauridsen and Peter Regin also scored for the Danes. Max Comtois scored Canada’s other goal.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 23, 2022.

The Canadian Press


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