I guess people see things differently. Lat had ONE crossbar shot. And were not that dangerous other than that and the goals. NO Denmark did not do allot to score, it was a very young and new team. and not a good goalie, so dont get to high!
But, Denmark still had the puck most, more shots and many of them were in the slot.
Denmark just had worse gaoltending ..
Was the same for us, young guys and young team. And 2nd golie in the net for both games so I'm glad KHL Jučers ''one easy goal every game'' outplayed Elitserien's wondergoalie Andersen in the first game
Ok that's just joking. The championship will show what is what. At that time the roster for both teams wasn't even close to the real one...
Denmark played Italy in Rødovre (suburb of Copenhagen). After very good first period performance from the danes it seemed they became lax and sloppy especially in the second period. It gave Italy the chance to work their way back into the match.
NB: I have only the assists for the danish players.
Denmark – Italy 4-2 (3-1,0-1,1-0)
1-0 Jesper Jensen (Frans Nielsen, Philip Larsen) PP
2-0 Mads Bødker (Nichlas Hardt, Frans Nielsen)
2-1 Giulio Scandella
3-1 Nichlas Hardt (Lars Eller, Frans Nielsen)
3-2 Robert Sirianni
4-2 Frans Nielsen (Nichlas Hardt, Lars Eller)
Shots on goal: 36-15
So 1G/3A/4P for Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders who simply ruled the ice on the 1. line center position (with Hardt and Eller on the wings). So it seems we have at least one top-quality line.
Nichlas Hardt shows again that he is by far the best danish forward not playing in North America. This year he won the goldhelmet for Jokerit, SM liiga (most points in regular season) and the bronze medal in the playoffs. It's simply a mystery that this hardworking and very aggressive player is not playing in NHL. He has said in interviews that he lenjoys taking the battles with the defenders before the opposing teams goalie. So what's not to like? (maybe a future danish Holmström in the NHL?).
Eller seems misplaced on the wing as he has been with the Montreal Canadians. I would move Jannik Hansen up from the second to the first line and put Lars Eller on 2. line center. Maybe he can do a 4 goal magic again?
Jannik Hansen was not in gear this match, but just arriving from Vancouver after the playoff loss it's understandable he needs some time. Hope it all falls into place for the WC.
The Italians chance in the world championship seems to be lost of hard work, and an opposing team that underestimates them. Their goalkeeper - Daniel Belissimo - have had a very good year for Bofors in Allsvenskan and can he keep that form Italy has a chance in nervous tight games.