Norway punished in minority – lost to Czech Republic
Norwegian ice hockey boys competed with the big favorite Czech Republic in a five-to-five game, but lost the World Cup tie 1-3 after fresh problems in the minority.
The Czech Republic started the World Cup in disappointing fashion, but have bounced back after, among other things, NHL profile David Pastrnak joined the squad. Norway had hopes of a surprise win, but it was their seventh straight loss against the Czech Republic.
But the Norwegians continued with the Czech Republic as long as all the players were on the ice. In a pure five against five match, the score was 0-0.
– It’s a bit like that. That’s even in all the games and it’s difficult to score in five against five. So it’s important to stay away from the sending box, Norway’s Andreas Martinsen told Viaplay.
Norway is struggling in the minority. So far in the World Cup, more than 1 in 3 minority periods have ended in setbacks. It repeats on Saturday. Two sub-numbers and a Czech penalty shot gave it 3-0 before Ludvig Hoff was reduced in the third period. It was Norway’s only goal despite several chances.
Roman Cervenka was able to put it 4-1 at an empty Norwegian home a minute and a half before full time.
– There’s a lot of good that we have to bring. “We played against one of the best hockey teams in the world,” said Martinsen.
On Sunday, Sweden is waiting for Norway.
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