Ice hockey: World Cup final – Seider does not want to criticize the referee

The German national team lost the World Cup final against Canada on Sunday evening with a clean score of 5:2. At least the goal to make it 4-2 by the North Americans shouldn’t have counted, as it was criticized on Swedish television.

Shortly before Tyler Toffoli scored in the 52nd minute, the Canadians made a mistake. Television footage shows the short duration of six outfield players on the ice at the same time.

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Seider: ‘We don’t complain about the referees here’

The attack should have been aborted and the world record champion received a two-minute penalty.

On the Swedish broadcaster “SVT”, former NHL professional Jonas Andersson complained about a mistake made by the Canadians: “It’s not funny, it’s a mistake.”

Moritz Seider didn’t want to blame the scene for the loss. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman told ‘SVT’ the team didn’t even notice the small majority and added, “It’s not a discussion. We don’t complain about the referees here. We just focus on playing good hockey.

Discussions at 2:2 due to a foul on Jonas Müller

Lawson Crouse’s 2:2 on a Canadian power play in the second period also sparked discussion. The goal was preceded by a hard miss against Jonas Müller by Cody Glass, which is why ‘SRF’ expert Philippe Furrer demanded a penalty against the North Americans.

In the end, coach Harold Kreis had to pull goaltender Mathias Niederberger off the ice shortly before the end of the game in order to somehow make up the two-goal deficit, which didn’t worked. Instead, the fifth base fell.

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