During its second match at the Ice Hockey World Cup, the France team lost in overtime against Denmark (3-4).
The French ice hockey team had started its World Cup campaign well this Saturday, defeating Austria in overtime (2-1). But this Sunday in Tampere (Finland), the Blues experienced a somewhat different scenario, losing in extra time against Denmark.
Still behind in scoring, France however had the merit of always coming back to match the Scandinavians. Nikolaj Ehlers and Mikkel Boedker gave their nation a comfortable first advantage. However, in the second half, Guillaume Leclerc and Anthony Rech put the two teams back on a par.
Our Blues will once again have shown great things today. We will now have to recover well before the crucial match against Hungary on Tuesday 💪
– France Hockey teams (@Hockey_FRA) May 14, 2023
Nick Olesen put Denmark back in the lead in the same second period, before another tricolor equalizer signed Justin Addamo. However, Patrick Russell’s achievement in overtime, taking advantage of his numerical superiority at the Nokia Arena, was not followed by a third burst of pride for the Blues, who were finally defeated 3-4.
After two games, Philippe Bozon’s men are in 4th place in group A. On Tuesday, they will face the bottom team, Hungary. A decisive meeting with a view to maintaining within the elite division. Only the 8th of each group will be demoted at the end of the World to the lower level.