L i b e r e c - In the last game of the relegation group, Slovakia followed the role of the expected winner and got the score up to 8:0. The tied game lasted only to the 7th minute of the game, when the first goal was scored by Marek Biro. The Slovaks then continued scoring goals until the end of the game and really deserved points from this game.
|Slovakia - Kazakhstan 8:0 (4:0, 3:0, 1:0)|
|Goals and assists: 7. Biro (Suja), 15. Skokan (Slovák), 16. Roháč (Bališ), 20. Skokan (Bališ, Slovák),
33. Čaládi (Skokan, Bališ), 36. Lušňák (Biro, Marcinko), 38. Lušňák (Roháč, Marcinko), 51. Jančovič (Šinkovič).
Referees: Piechaczek, Ronnmark - Blumel, Lesnjak.
Power-play goals: 4:0. Shorthanded goals: 0:0.
Shots on goal: 46:31.|
|Slovakia: Hudáček (Hádlovský) - Biro, Daloga, Bena, Balis, Mikuš, Kozák, Krajčík, Zukal - Roháč, Marcinko, Lušňák - Slovák, Skokan, Čaládi - Šinkovič, Češík, Jančovič - Suja, Ďuriš, Jurík
|Kazakhstan: Smolnikov (Kurshuk) - Fast, Savchenko, Bolyakin, Gerassimov, Tumashov, Tikhonov, Ramazanov - Kachulin, Gasnikov, Rymarev - Paramzin, Vitoshkin, Vorobyov - Kitsyn, Ivanov, Mazula - Koreshkov, Savenkov, Kaznacheyev
In the beginning of the match, it was an equal game with chances on both sides. Early in the first, people in Liberec saw a goal for team Slovakia. The lucky shooter was Marek Biro.
Kazakhstan did not give up and kept fighting bravely, but as they played shorthanded, the Slovak team produced a nice combination and David Skokan scored another goal. So Slovakia took the lead 2:0.
However, Slovakia continued playing an offensive style and after similar situation, like in a power-play, Ivan Roháč shot from the blue line and Smolnikov did not manage to save the slap shot.
Late in the first, Kazakhstan got a double penalty kill and for David Skokan it was not difficult to overcome Smolnikov with a one-timer shot from the blue line. With that goal, Slovakia went to their locker room with a four goal lead.
Early in the second period, Kazakhstan was given a two-men advantage, but they did not manage to score a goal during this powerplay, so the score was still 4:0.
In the middle of the match, Smolnikov had to pull the puck from his net, when Erik Čaládi ended another nice combination of his powerplay line.
Several minutes later, there was another puck in the Kazakhstan net, because Patrik Lušňák scored another power-play goal. The seventh goal again by Patrik Lušňák, followed only a few seconds later.
Team Slovakia had an enormous lead after the second period and there were no doubt they were going to take the points from this match.
In the first half of the third period there was a lot of penalties and the score stayed the same for quite an unusual time in this match. It looked like Kazakhstan accepted the result and Slovakia was satisfied with it.
Ten minutes before the end of the game, Slovakia scored another goal, this one was scored by Dalimír Jančovič.
Till the end of the game there was no score change, even though Čaladi had a huge chance to score in the last minute. This time Smolnikov was in the right place, however.