IIHF World Championship 2018

Germans beat Finland with overtime goal

14 May 2018, 01:48

  DF Report

Photo taken screenshot from television. DF Photo.

The overtime goal by Markus Eisenschmid of Germany defeated Finland by 3-2 in the Ice Hockey World Championship held at Jyske Bank Boxen in Denmark late Sunday night.

A late powerplay goal by Sebastian Aho just two minutes before of the finishing helped Finland equalise the match at 2-2, which took the match to the overtime.

The Finns, who dominated over the Germans throughout the match, also made an early score by Eeli Tolvanen within two and a half minutes of the match, but missed a number of chances and finally had to leave the ground with the loss.

Frederik Tiffels of Germany equalised the score in the second period while Bjorn Krupp took the Germany to a 2-1 lead.

The Finns who kept a steady pressure on the Germans tied the match at 2-2 in the third period, when Sebastian Aho scored for the country.

The Finns continued the pressure from the beginning of the overtime and Kasperi Kapanen made a great rush, almost bringing a victory for Finland. But Germany, who narrowly escaped, on the other hand, made the score suddenly from a counter attack resulting in the defeat of the Lions.

Their goalkeeper of Germany, who made several saves during the match, decimated the visitors’ support for the strong and a favourite Finland.

Finland will face USA and Germany will face Canada on Tuesday.