Jack Quinn scored the decisive goal in the shootout as Canada beat Slovakia 2-1 on Monday at the Ice Hockey World Championships. Then Montreal Canadiens goalkeeper Samuel Montembolt confirmed Canada’s victory by blocking Martin Krumiak’s shot on Slovakia’s final effort.
“It’s a bit stressful to play penalties, and the penalty shootout game is usually not my best. It’s singles hockey, and you never know what’s going to happen, but I knew I had to do the job. We had a big goal.” [de Quinn] And I just had to finally stop,” he explained. “I’m glad we won. We played a good game today. We failed to take advantage of some opportunities. We’ll continue to build on this win, but overall, we’re happy with our game,” added goalkeeper Becancourt.
Jake Neighbors scored in regulation time for Canada, who leads Pool B with eight points (two wins in regulation, one in overtime) from three games.
“It was a very tough game with many penalties. I think our short game was not good at the beginning of the game, but it got better as the game went on and at the end it was really strong,” coach Andre Turenne analyzed. We need to make some adjustments to our massive attack Because we had to play a few games today, but I found our five-on-5 game to be strong. Apart from a few games we missed, we didn’t give Slovakia much room to maneuver and they liked our progress.”
Peter Celeric scored for Slovakia, who are fourth in the group, with four points (one win, one loss and one loss in overtime). Montembeault blocked 23 pucks for Canada in regulation and overtime; At the other end, Samuel Halav stopped 42 shots.
” [Montembeault] It’s been really good so far. He played well in the pre-season match and showed good composure in the two matches of the tournament. Coach Turenne noted that he is very confident and has all our confidence.
Meanwhile, in a Group A match in Tampere, the USA had to work hard to record a 3-2 win over Germany. Matt Coronato, Sean Farrell, and Ronnie Attard scored for the USA team, which won each of its first three games in regulation. Shorthand Samuel Suramis and Justin Schultz scored for Germany.
Later on Monday, Sweden beat Finland 2-1 in a Group A penalty shoot-out, and in the Group B match, Latvia beat the Czech Republic 4-3 thanks to an Oscars Patna goal 4 minutes 16 seconds into the extra period.
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