Ice Hockey World Cup: Kazakhstan lost to Canada
The national team of Kazakhstan in the fifth match at the World Hockey Championship played against the Canadians, reports zakon.kz.
The meeting took place in Riga at the “Arena-Riga” stadium, which seats 10,300 spectators.
In the first period, the score was opened by the Canadian national team – Andrew Manjapane scored in the seventh minute. There were no more goals in this period and the teams left for the break with a score of 1: 0 in favor of the Canadians.
In the second period, the Canadians switched to a positional attack, and in the 22nd minute Owen Power scored the second goal against the Kazakhs. And in the 25th minute, the Kazakhstanis intercepted the puck and fled into a quick attack, and Nikita Mikhailis scored the first goal against the Canadians. In this period, the game leveled off, but the teams left for the break with a score of 2: 1 in favor of Canada.
In the third period, at the 42nd minute, the national team of Kazakhstan carried out a quick attack, and Nikita Mikhailis managed to equalize the score – 2: 2. But the response of the Canadians was not long in coming – in the 48th minute Cole Perfetti scored a goal against the Kazakhs and the score was 2: 3 in favor of the Canadian national team. In the 60th minute, Canadian national team player Connor Brown scored into the empty net of Kazakhstan. The score is 2: 4.
Thus, the Kazakhs lost to the Canadians with a score of 2: 4.
The national team of Kazakhstan will play the next match with the national team of Italy on May 29. The meeting is scheduled to start at 15:15 Nur-Sultan time.
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Earlier, Kazakhstanis sensationally beat the hosts of the tournament – the Latvians (score 3: 2), as well as the reigning champions – the national team of Finland (3: 2). Both times the fate of the meeting was decided by a shootout. The Kazakh team lost the third game at the group stage of the World Ice Hockey Championship to the Americans (3: 0), and in the fourth match, the Kazakhs sensationally defeated the German national team (3: 2).
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