Moving from the lineup of the Detroit Red Wings into wearing the colors of his country’s national team, defenseman Moritz Seider isn’t missing a beat. He’s proving to be a dominant presence at the IIHF World Championship It’s much like the Calder Trophy favorite was a sensation all season for the Red Wings.
Seider collected three points in Germany’s tourney-opening 5-3 loss to Canada. He currently is sitting with 1-2-3 totals. He’s also got a plus-3 rating through five games. As well, Seider is skating on average 21:09 per game.
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When Seider is on the ice, Germany is outscoring the opposition 7-2. However, when he’s on the bench, Germany is only outscoring the opposition 11-10.
Since that setback to the defending champion Canadians, Seider and the Germans have rattled off four successive victories. At this rate, at the very least, they’ll be in the quarterfinals.
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“The quarterfinals are all well and good, but every game is important for us,” Seider told German website n-tv.de.
Firstly, the Germans will be looking to repeat last year’s fourth-place finish. That performance saw Seider named the tourney’s top defenseman. Secondly, they’ll try to get to the finals as they did at the 2018 Sochi Winter Olympics.
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