The game: The script of this game is completely different from the 7: 5 victory of HCD in Saturday’s duel in Rappi-Jona. This time the Davosers take the lead. But the irrepressible determination is no longer the same as in the last encounter, and neither is the pace.
And the Lakers? They don’t get going at all. In the duels they are lax, they are even more passive on the offensive. HCD goalie Mayer only has to fend off three shots in the starting third, none of which is dangerous.
SCRJ keeper Nyffeler, on the other hand, has all the gloves to do, especially in the boxing plays. Until, towards the end of the middle third, the Lakers seem to bring plays onto the ice out of nowhere that were no longer expected of them. With a double strike within 62 seconds, they suddenly lead 2: 1 – it’s shots number 7 and 8 on the opposing goal …
This effort elates the SCRJ. The possibilities to expand the leadership are definitely there. But that is what drives the people of Davos again. They equalize with a wonderful power play hit from Herzog. And a lost duel on the gang paves the way for the HCD to their third win this season against the Lakers. (NV)
The best: Luca Hischier (Davos). In addition to the game winner, he also sets accents throughout the game.
The plum: Fabian Maier (SCRJ). Loses the duel and also the puck to Hischier before the decisive 2: 3.
Tore: 8. Turunen (Meyer, Baumgartner) 1-0. 34. Lhotak (Forrer, Wick) 1: 1. 35. Loosli (Cervenka, Clark) 1: 2. 44. Herzog (Ambühl, Nygren / PP) 2: 2. 50. Hischier (Thornton) 3: 2. 60. Thornton (Ambühl / into the empty gate) 4: 2.