June 21, 2024

Fiala’s action gives the national team the lead against Canada

The match between Switzerland and Canada was heated at times.Image: Keystone

The World Cup match between Switzerland and Canada lasted 27 minutes. The national team was in the lead against the motherland of ice hockey and really had everything under control, but this happened.

Kevin Fiala gets into a fight with a little too much motivation and hits Canada’s Dylan Cozens with a knee. Not on purpose, but the scene still leaves the referees with little choice: Fiala is sent to the rain with a major penalty and game time. The Canadians only get three minutes on the power play, as defender Kaiden Kuhle gets revenge on Fiala with a crosscheck — but that’s enough.

Fiala-stricken Cozens and Nick Paul from the Tampa Bay Lightning scored with one more to push Switzerland back from a 2-1 lead to 2-3. It was bittersweet because Calvin Durkoff was awarded a penalty when he was outnumbered. However, Sven Andrighetto missed it.

However, at 5-on-5, Switzerland were the better team over 40 minutes. The third finale is underway.

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Like a turtle on his back: Dane goalie Frederik Dicho limps hopelessly against Switzerland.

Source: Keystone / Peter Schneider

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