Germany's Daniel Fischbuch (r.) against Adam Liska from Slovakia.

The German national ice hockey team also lost the second international match in Dresden. They had to admit defeat against Slovakia with 2:3.

Dresden – That looked a lot better: Even if it was for the DEB selection in the second test match against Slovakia within two days was not enough to win, so Toni Söderholm’s team scored 2: 3 (1: 1, 1: 1, 0: 1) in front of 2,300 spectators in the dresden Ice sports hall, especially combatively, a significantly stronger performance on the ice.

Germany’s Daniel Fischbuch (r.) against Adam Liska from Slovakia. © Robert Michael/dpa

Because in contrast to the defeat from the lecture, the DEB selection was awake from the start in their 1,471 international match and offered a good stand-up to the Olympic bronze medalists.

If the Slovaks came dangerously in front of the goal, goalie Andreas Jenike – or the post when Mario Grman (5th) shot from distance – was there.

But, analogous to the lecture, the callousness in front of the opposing goal was missing again. Stefan Loibl (1st/3rd/11th) alone could have given Germany the lead three times, but failed again and again to goalie Patrik Rybar.

Ice Hockey World Championship tests in Dresden!  Soderholm: "My direction is forward"
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Ice Hockey World Championship tests in Dresden! Söderholm: “My direction is forward”

But the Olympic goalkeeper was powerless when Tim Fleischer made it 1-0, who coldly brushed aside after a Slovakian pass error.

The goal came when the Germans were outnumbered, but only three minutes later there was an equalizer with a man outnumbered: Robert Lantosi shot straight away.

“Yesterday we were missing a few percent in the duels, today they are there. But now we want to add a few more so that we can win the game,” said the scorer of the opening goal in the first period.

Germany's Laurin Braun (left) against Martin Bucko (middle) and goalkeeper Matej Tomek from Slovakia.  The DEB selection was too often unlucky in front of the goal.

Germany’s Laurin Braun (left) against Martin Bucko (middle) and goalkeeper Matej Tomek from Slovakia. The DEB selection was too often unlucky in front of the goal. © Robert Michael/dpa

But the second period was the same as the first, and after the second 20 minutes the score was 1-1 again. Again, the Söderholm team advanced, scored by Taro Jentzsch (33rd) in the majority to lead 2:1.

But just a minute later, Kristian Pospisil equalized with a deflected shot.

“We scored the goals at the right time, but the game is simply balanced. We’ll do everything we can in the last 20 minutes to win it,” announced defender Daniel Schmölz during the second break.

There were chances for that, but neither Mirko Höfflin (47th) nor Johannes Huss (52nd) could use the top two. Oliver Okuliar (57th) was much more ripped off. The Slovak scored from a tight angle to make it 2:3.

“Especially today it was a very energetic performance, we pushed hard for victory. You have to play ice hockey with your pulse if you want to develop further,” said Söderholm, despite the defeat.

The last test match in Schwenningen against Austria is scheduled for the DEB selection on May 8th before the World Cup in Finland from May 13th to 29th.

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