Germany has earned their third victory in just as many games at the World Championships – this time they beat Canada with the score of 3:1.
The majority of the goals were scored in the first period. The Germans took the lead first from a goal by Stefan Loibl. Canada received another dose of cold water that was poured over their heads just 38 seconds later when Mathias Plachta’s shot was re-directed into their net by Canadas own defenseman. 2:0. Moments later they had a chance to triple their lead on the powerplay but couldn’t manage. Canada managed to recover and Nick Paul got his team back within a goal with a nice wrist shot from the distance.
In the second period, Canada took over the game and shot everything they could at the net. They had multiple opportunities with the man advantage but the German side went to block everything they could and the goalie Mathias Niederberger was spectacular stopping everything that was thrown at him.
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In the third period Canada once again went on to create chances in front of the opposing net but the European side handled the pressure and with two minutes remaining in the period Korbinian Holzer sent the puck into an empty net granting his team a well-earned victory.