Niet chance: Denmark destroyed by hosts

Russia reaches double figures in Danish collapse

Denmark had no chance against Russia at the IIHF World Championships in St Petersburg last night, getting drilled 10-1 at the Ice Palace.

Taking on the hosts was never going to be an easy task for the Danes, but the loss was heavier than expected and stings.

“We kept running straight at them,” Denmark’s captain Morten Green told Ekstra Bladet newspaper.

“In the third period we were just waiting for it to end. The Russians were skating around and having a great time.”

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Latvian limitations
Denmark’s only bright spot came at the beginning of the second period when Jannik Hansen scored to make it 1-3. But the Russians quickly waved ‘Do Svidaniya’ and netted seven straight.

The Danes only had 16 shots in the entire match, compared to the Russians’ 31, and the Danish netminders only had a save percentage of around 75 percent.

Fortunately for the Danes, their next opponents will be a little easier when they take on Latvia tonight in a match they really must win to have any chance of reaching the quarter-finals.