Sweden Pulls out Big Win over Germany

By Chris McCluskey

It was an important game for both teams but it was
Sweden who won easily by five goals over a weak German
squad in world junior action this afternoon. Germany
came out playing a more open and offensive style of
game than in their previous three match-ups, but
unfortunately this is what the Swedes thrived on,
scoring the game’s first three goals within a span of
ten minutes in the first period. This proved to be
all the Scandanavians would need as they cruised to a
7-2 victory. Thirteen Swedish players recorded points
with Robert Nilsson, Mattias Beck, Alexander Steen,
and Marcus Paulsson leading the way with two each.

German goaltender Dimitri Patzold, fresh off a
phenomenal performance against Team Canada on Sunday,
made multiple highlight reel saves. However, without
the same level of defence as in the other games he was
often left deserted by his defence to stop the
powerful Swedish offence. “They got some rebounds and
scored on their rebounds,” said the San Jose Sharks
prospect of his play. Patrick Ehelechner came on in
his relief at the halfway point of the game to
conclude his round robin play which saw Patzold come
from being a virtual unknown to becoming a fan
favorite in Halifax this past week.

Despite giving up seven to the Swedes, including 3 on
the power play, the game also saw Germany mark its
highest goal total of the tournament. Singles came
from the sticks of German player of the game Marcel
Goc and Christoph Ullman. Goc’s goal just beat the
buzzer with :01 left on the clock in the second period
to break Michal Zajkowski’s shutout. This fired up
the Germans to start the third but the damage was
already done as the goal deficit was much too great to
overcome.

The Germans have now finished round robin play and
await the relegation round. Sweden is back in action
tomorrow against the Czech Republic in an important
game for positions in the next round.


PERIOD 1

Scoring:

8:34 SWE Valdix 1 (Baarnhielm)

10:34 SWE Steen 2 (Beck, Lindstrom)

18:14 SWE Steen 3 (Skoog, Leetma) PP

Penalties:

2:36 GER Bartlick 2 (Hooking)

13:24 SWE Eriksson 2 (Charging)

17:19 GER Sulzer 4 (Roughing, Interference)

17:19 SWE Falk 2 (Roughing)

17:42 GER Barz 2 (Delay of Game)


PERIOD 2

Scoring:


4:30 SWE Lindstrom 2 (Beck)

9:55 SWE Andersson 1 (Eriksson, Hagos) PP

12:02 SWE Falk 1 (Paulsson, Nilsson) PP

19:59 GER Goc 1 (Sulzer, Schauer) PP

Penalties:

1:49 SWE Baarnhielm 2 (Tripping)

9:37 GER Petermann 2 (Holding)

15:13 GER Kink 2 (Roughing)

18:51 SWE Falk 2 (Tripping)

19:12 SWE Paulsson 2 (Cross Checking)


PERIOD 3

Scoring:

12:58 SWE Falk 2 (Paulsson, Nilsson)

13:44 GER Ullmann 1 (Barta, Menauer)

Penalties:

16:32 GER Team 2 (Too Many Men)

19:23 SWE Falk 2 (Roughing)

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME

Sweden: Alexander Steen (2 goals)

Germany: Marcel Goc (1 goal)

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GOALTENDERS

Sweden: Michal Zajkowski (1-1)

Germany: Dimtri Patzold (0-4), Patrick Ehelechner
(12:02 of second)

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LINE COMBINATIONS

Sweden:

Eriksson-Hagos-Jamtin
Lindstrom-Steen-Beck

Sjostrom-Almtorp-Valdix

Nilsson-Falk-Paulsson

Andersson-Hansson

Skoog-Leetma

Baarnhielm-Enstrom

Agu-Persson

Germany:

Grygiel-Goc-Seidenberg

Danner-Kink-Hospelt

Menauer-Barta-Ullmann

Menge-Seyller-Barz

Petermann-Sulzer

Scahuer-Wilhelm

Walter-Bartlick

Wrobel

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SHOTS ON GOAL

123F

Sweden12181444
Germany86721