Hockey Worlds: Roman Josi’s goal was the highlight of the Swiss offensive festival

Roman Josi’s goal was the highlight of the Swiss offensive festival

Published today at 2:45 p.m. Updated 19 minutes ago

Swiss qualification for the quarter-finals has been validated since Saturday. Five matches, five victories, only one “misplaced” point out of the 15 units at stake. Patrick Fischer’s troop, with Leonardo Genoni in front of the nets and Reto Berra back on the bench, continued their flawless performance by easily coming to end of Denmark on Saturday at the start of the day (8-0).

One man splashed the start of the meeting with his entire class: Roman Josi, captain of the Swiss team and the Nashville Predators in the NHL, put on quite a show for the Swiss supporters who arrived in large numbers in the Czech capital. The 33-year-old Bernese, who is among the three nominees for the major distinction of best NHL defender (Norris Trophy, which he already won in 2020), was first of all at the origin of the first Swiss goal ( 5th, Nico Hischier, 5th goal of the tournament).

Today’s “highlight”

Roman Josi then scored a spectacular solo goal after recovering the puck at the blue line. His world-class feint in front of the goalkeeper and a Danish defender, before concluding his action with disconcerting ease by sliding the puck into the empty cage, was the highlight of the day and certainly one of the most beautiful goals scored since the start of the world tournament (18th, 0-2).

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Positive point, everyone – or almost – then participated in the shooting party: Kevin Fiala (21st and 24th), Sven Senteler (34th, 0-5), Calvin Thürkauf (43rd, 0-6), Christoph Bertschy ( 46th, 0-7), Tristan Scherwey (55th, 0-8), scored the other Swiss goals while Leonardo Genoni scored a shutout (17 saves).

While waiting to know their opponent in the quarter-finals, the Swiss still have two important matches to play during the group phase: against Canada on Sunday (8:20 p.m.), with first place in the group at stake, and against Finland on Tuesday (8:20 p.m. ) to conclude the qualifying phase.

Cyrill Pasche has been a journalist at the Sport-Center agency since 2015. He joined the editorial staff of “Matin” and “Matin Dimanche” in 2013. He covers in particular news from Swiss and international ice hockey as well as athletics. More informations @c9pasche

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