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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