- Switzerland beat Latvia 4: 1 in the second final test for the World Cup.
- In a strong middle third, the Swiss make the game crucial.
- For training purposes, overtime and a penalty series were played after 60 minutes.
The Swiss national team only took Latvia third in the middle and after an early 0: 1 deficit. Grégory Hofmann threw a Gaëtan Haas nearby and was lucky that the puck found its way into the net via a Latvian hip.
The goal hit the button in the team of Patrick Fischer. More than three minutes later, Noah Rod and Philipp Kuraschew were able to draw and score on only one defender. Rod in puck ownership remained cool and finished independently at 2: 1.
Double double excess is harmless
The Latvian offensive on its part lasted for a longer creative break. The shot statistics of the second third read from the Latvian point of view 0:13.
At the start of the last third part, both teams were allowed to practice in duplicate; but without success on both sides. In the Latvian powerplay the Swiss booked a small goal-shot advantage (2: 1).
Then nothing happened for a long time. Only at the end were the spectators in Herisau again entertained:
- Lukas Frick scores with an empty netter to make it 3-1 with just one and a half minutes to go.
- Moments later Vincent Praplan uses a nice pass from Nico Hischier to make it 4: 1.
The treasure trick of Indrasis
After a very relaxed start to the game, the post was dropped for the first time in the 9th minute: Michael Fora withdrew from the blue line, Nico Hischier sent the ball to the post. In return, Miks Indrasis met 1: 0 in the meantime, after skilfully introducing the counter himself with the skate.
After the regular 60 minutes, 5 minutes of overtime were added at the request of the Letten. Both teams get no more excitement. In the subsequent penalty shootout, Latvia beat 2: 0.
On Saturday evening (6:15 PM, live on SRF two), the two teams meet a second time in the final test before the World Cup. Location is then Weinfelden.
Broadcast reference: SRF two, sport live, 03.05.19, 20.00