We may have maintained this tempo longer – Cibulskis

It has already been reported that the Latvian hockey gamers beat the Slovaks in shootouts within the sixth match of the championship in Ostrava with a rating of three:2 (1:0, 0:0, 1:2, 0:0, 1:0) and retained their probabilities of reaching the quarterfinals.

“We received an essential recreation, essential factors and have an opportunity to achieve the quarter-finals. We’re constructive and blissful in regards to the victory,” Cibulskis stated after the victory.

Having conceded the second aim lower than two minutes earlier than the tip of regulation time, the Latvians wanted solely 24 seconds to win again, and it was Cibulskis who helped.

“We didn’t assume an excessive amount of, we missed the puck and went ahead. We all know we’ve to win, and Richard Bouckaerts performed properly in entrance of the aim and the puck went into the aim,” defined the defender.

Cibulskis additionally famous that the Latvians had slightly extra time to get well earlier than their subsequent match after Saturday’s defeat to Sweden than the Slovaks, who had a late recreation on Saturday.

“We had been slightly extra rested than our opponents, which was undoubtedly in our favor. It may appear that we had been “brisker” longer, that we maintained the tempo longer. After all, that they had harmful assaults, however we ultimately received,” the hockey participant famous.

Within the final recreation of the group, on Might 21, Latvians will play towards the USA hockey gamers, whom they beat final yr within the battle for bronze medals.

Allow us to recall that on the World Championships, earlier than the match with the Slovaks, Latvian hockey gamers defeated the Polish nationwide staff 5:4 in further time, the French nationwide staff – 3:2 in further time, the Kazakhstan nationwide staff – 2:0, whereas our staff misplaced to Germany with a rating of 1:8 , after which Sweden – 2:7.

Within the Ostrava group, the Swedes are within the lead with 15 factors in 5 matches, america takes second place with 13 factors in six video games, hockey gamers from Germany and Slovakia scored 12 factors every, Latvia has 9 factors and fifth place, France acquired 4 factors in 5 video games, adopted by adopted by the Kazakhstan staff with three factors in six matches and the Poles with one level.

The World Championships are happening within the Czech cities of Prague and Ostrava till Might 26.

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2024-05-20 16:14:15

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