The Czech Republic Eliminated the US in the Ice Hockey World Championship Quarterfinals

The Czech Republic Eliminated the US in the Ice Hockey World Championship Quarterfinals

Last updated on May 25th, 2024 at 08:09 am

The Czech Republic eliminated the US in the quarterfinals of the Ice Hockey World Championships, and the former advanced to the semifinals. According to bookie PPH reports, Pavel Zacha of the Boston Bruins scored the lone goal for the game. Lukas Dostal of the Anaheim Ducks delighted the home crowd at the Prague Arena by stopping 36 shots.

Zacha and David Pastrnak, who plays for the Bruins, competed in their second tournament game. After being eliminated by the Florida Panthers in the NHL playoffs, the Bruins joined the Czech national team.

The Czech Republic Eliminated the US in the Quarterfinals

As the United States sought an equalizer, they withdrew goaltender Charlie Lindgren. However, the Czechs remained resolute and will face Sweden in Saturday’s semifinals.

In the first round, the Americans had successfully neutralized all thirteen power plays that were against them.

Canada Vs. Slovakia

The Czech Republic Eliminated the US in the Ice Hockey World Championship QuarterfinalsOn Thursday, Canada, the reigning champion, defeated Slovakia 6-3 with Nick Paul scoring two goals. In Saturday’s final four match, Canada will face Switzerland.

Canadians Dylan Guenther, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Jared McCann, and Brandon Tanev all scored, and the team won for the 28th match in a row. According to sportsbook pay per head blog reports, two goals in as many minutes came from McCann and Dubois in the first period. Peter Cehlarik doubled the lead when Brandon Hagel scored an own goal off a pass from the Slovakian.

After Paul’s second-period goal, Canada scored twice in the third quarter (Guenther and Tanev) to go up by five goals. After Canada took a 5-3 lead, Milos Kelemen and Marek Hrivik scored to make it 5-3. Paul then scored his second goal into an empty net.

The semifinals will pit Canada against Switzerland. Who will win? Canada, we say. Not only do the Swiss boast many leaping stars, but defenseman Roman Josi has a legitimate shot at being the tournament’s top player. It will not be easy to defeat Switzerland, especially considering that center Nico Hischier and winger Kevin Fiala have a combined goal and assist total of 12 and that goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni has a third-ranked save percentage of .926.

Sweden Vs. Finland

To win 2-1 in Ostrava, Sweden needed a power-play goal from Joel Eriksson Ek, and he delivered it five minutes and fifty-four seconds into overtime. After Rasmus Dahlin put the Swedes up 1-0 four minutes into regulation, Hannes Bjorninen leveled the score for Finland with 58 seconds remaining in the game.

Before that, earlier in Ostrava, Switzerland eliminated Germany with a 3-1 victory against last year’s runner-up. Swiss captain Christoph Bertschy scored twice to lead the team. Before Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils scored the second, he put Switzerland up 1-0 on a shorthanded goal.

According to the best sportsbook pay per head providers, Bertschy scored his second goal into an empty net in the third period. It came after Dominik Kahun cut the margin to 2-1 on a power play in the middle of the second stanza.

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