Switzerland can say thank you to Hischier and Josi – rts.ch

Switzerland can say thank you to Hischier and Josi – rts.ch
Switzerland can say thank you to Hischier and Josi – rts.ch

Switzerland was scared at the World Championship in Prague. Patrick Fischer’s men beat Austria 6-5 thanks in particular to a hat-trick from Nico Hischier.

The Helvetii managed to win, but it was difficult. And it must be admitted, they had to deal with a Reto Berra who was not very good at his job. The Friborg goalkeeper conceded the opener in the 5th on a long shot from Clemens Unterweger. In the 15th minute, it was Paul Huber who was able to double the lead for Austria.

Except that the white cross selection has Roman Josi in its ranks and in the 16th on a double numerical advantage, the captain found the top corner. The Bernese repeated the thing in the 30th, again at 5 against 3, to equalize this time at 3-3. As in the game against Norway, the Swiss were able to hit hard during the second half by increasing the score from 3-1 to 3-4. Thirteen seconds after Josi’s 3-3, it was Ken Jäger who scored his first goal at the World Championship with a great effort from Andrighetto.

Akira Schmid replaces Reto Berra

After another avoidable Austrian equalizer (35th), Berra did not play the third period and was replaced by Akira Schmid. Switzerland was able to rely on its other star: Nico Hischier. Author of the second goal, the Haut-Valaisan of the New Jersey Devils made it 5-4 in the 41st in power play.

Austria managed to equalize once again with a shot from Benjamin Baumgartner which surprised Akira Schmid. But with a new numerical superiority, Nico Hischier was able to score the decisive 6-5 and his third goal of the match.

Monday evening at 8:20 p.m., Switzerland will face the Czech Republic for a third match which promises a lot with a packed rink and excited local fans. And perhaps Patrick Fischer will be able to count on Kevin Fiala, expected in the Czech capital on Monday.

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