Switzerland didn´t begin the game as they wanted to. They managed to tie the game in the first period but Denmark scored another goal against them. Then Aurelio Lemm´s great moment came, when he scored twice and inverted the score. Suri and Schlagenhauf targeted precisely in the third period and sealed Denmark´s last place in standings.
|Switzerland - Denmark 5:2 (1:1, 2:1, 2:0)|
|Goals and Assists: 16. Weber (Froidevaux, Jacquemet), 33. Lemm (Josi), 40. Lemm (Suri), 44. Suri (Froidevaux, Jacquemet), 59. Schlagenhauf (Weber, Jacquemet) - 5. Eller (Poulsen, Holgaard), 27. Larsen (Boedker).
Referee: Muylaert, Šindler.
Linesemen: Bláha, Carlman.
Powerplay goals: 2:1. Shorthanded goals: 0:0.
Shots on goal: 28:22.
Game: 0:1, 1:1, 1:2, 5:2.|
|Switzerland: Mayer - Josi, Geering, Weber, Welti, Sbisa, Stoop, Maurer - Berger, Froidevaux, Jacquemet - Suri, Lotscher, Lemm - Augsburger, Sciaroni, Wieser - Hollenstein, Schlagenhauf, Donati. |
|Denmark: Andersen - Rasmussen, Larsen, Lauridsen, Gronvaldt, Pedersen, Jensen, Bigler - Boedker, Eller, Hardt - Poulsen, Hjulmand, Holgaard - Lassen, Jensen, Svendsen - Henriksen. |
Spectators didn´t have to wait a long time for the first goal. Switzerland had the puck in possession for the majority of the beginning of play but Denmark scored first. Lars Eller opened the score. Team Switzerland raised their effort after having a goal scored against them but didn´t manage to capitalize on any of the shots.
In the 16th minute, Yannick Weber fired from the blue line and one of the defensemen deflected the puck behind the goal line. At the end of the first period, Donati was about to score but his shot only passed along the goal line.
The begining of the second poeriod belonged to Switzerland too. Lemm had a break-away but was hooked. A Penalty shot by Stoop wasn´t capitalized on. A while later Augsburger appeared in front of the crease and Andersen´s great save didn´t allow him to score. Switzerland didn´t manage to score so Denmark took their chance. Mikkel Boedker fired from the blue line and the puck ended up in the net.
Lemm´s time came in the 33rd minute when the players of the Helvetic cross managed to tie the score. Aurelio Lemm returned the deflected puck back to Anderson and scored. The same player took advantage of their powerplay.
"It was extremely hard to prepare for todays game. I had a lot of time before scoring both goals. I wasn´t under the pressure. It was easy,"´said Lemm about his goals.
Switzerland raised their lead at the beginning of the third period. Suri set up a goal for Reto Suri, who made a nice move and put the puck behind the goal line. Both teams started to play rough after that moment, so that some fights could be seen.
The final score was achieved a minute and a half before the end of play. Roman Schlagenhauf showed everyone how to play a powerplay. After nine seconds he took advantage of it, when a puck fired from the blue line ended in the goal.
Philips Larsen (DEN) and Etienne Froidevaux (SUI) were announced the best players. "It was a tough game for us. We waited for the result of the game Kazakhstan - Russia and after the game finished, it was obvious we cannot survive the elite group. But we closed the ranks and I think we performed good today. Although we didn´t come up to expectations, we got a lot of experience at the tournament," said Patrik Geering.