3:2 success against IFK Helsinki – Davos is in the semi-finals of the Spengler Cup – Ambri – Sport is waiting there

Davos recovered from the 2:9 debacle against Sparta Prague a few days ago and reached the semifinals of the Spengler Cup. The 3:2 victory over IFK Helsinki was a hard-fought one and the game balanced on a knife edge for a long time. Coach Christian Wohlwend’s team made the decision in the 54th minute: Marc Wieser scored with a majority.

The hosts are the last team to reach the semi-finals, where they will face National League competitor Ambri-Piotta on Friday evening (8:15 p.m.).

Fast reaction after false start

The game had started badly from the Bündner point of view. In the 8th minute, the defensive showed its bad side, just like the day before, when Kristian Vesalainen was able to run unchallenged towards the HCD goal and found the gap in goalie Sandro Aeschlimann.

Unlike against Sparta Prague, coach Christian Wohlwend’s team didn’t allow themselves to be shown this time. On the contrary: Whipped on by the loud crowd, Matej Stransky equalized in the 12th minute on a power play.

Ambühl scores, Prassl doesn’t

In the second third, the game completely tipped over: Davos veteran Andres Ambühl reacted the quickest after a chaotic situation in the opponent’s slot and supplied the puck for the first lead in the Helsinki box.

A little later things could have been even better for the Grisons, but Raphael Prassl failed after a dream pass from Dominik Egli at IFK goalie Roope Taponen (30th). Twice as bitter: Prassl injured himself during the action and was then unable to continue playing.

Thanks to a lightning start in the final third – Eetu Koivistoinen scored just 64 seconds after the second break – the Finnish champions, coached by Ville Peltonen, equalized the action. It wouldn’t be enough to screw up Davos’ entry into the final.

Here’s how to proceed

The semi-finals are on Friday. Sparta Prague meets Örebro from 15:10. At 8:15 p.m., Davos and Ambri-Piotta are fighting for a place in the final. You can see both games live on SRF.

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