Germany stuns Sweden in OT, will face Canada in semifinals

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 22, 2018

It wasn't quite on par with the USA victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics, but Germany advanced to the Olympic semifinals with a 4-3 overtime win over Sweden on Wednesday in a quarterfinal game. Reimer capped off a great individual effort by banging the puck past Viktor Fasth and into the net, giving Germany a 4-3 victory and pulling off the biggest upset of the tournament.

The game was all Sweden from the start.

Sweden had beaten Germany 1-0 in the preliminary round last week.

Sweden put the pressure on in the second period, but Germany limited prime scoring chances. Since German unification in 1990, the Germans have never beaten Sweden in Olympic play, going 0-5.

Projected No. 1 National Hockey League draft pick Rasmus Dahlin assisted on Anton Lander's goal and gave the puck away on the play that led to Kahun's score.

Germany immediately responded thanks to an offensive zone giveaway from Dahlin, which turned into a goal by Dominik Kahun.

But on Wednesday, the Germans got the victor from Patrick Reimer.

Sweden had allowed one goal in three group play games.

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