In the first game of the playoff semi-final series in Klagenfurt, the KAC prevailed against Red Bull Salzburg with 4-2. Game two of the “Best of seven” series will take place on Tuesday.
After an initial offensive in Salzburg, a balanced and intense game developed in the Klagenfurt town hall, as expected, in which the KAC deservedly won the game thanks to strong special teams.
The defending champion used his first two power plays to take a 2-0 lead. First, Matt Fraser falsified a Gregorc shot (13th) and celebrated his sixth goal in the sixth play-off game. Blaz Gregorc (22nd) scored the second outnumbered game, but Salzburg’s reaction came promptly. Just 19 seconds after the 2-0 deficit, David McIntyre shortened (22nd), and another 61 seconds later Jack Skille equalized (23rd).
With two quick advances and excellent finishes, the KAC restored the two-goal lead in the middle third. Nik Petersen (28th) after a nice KAC combination and Johannes Bischofberger (40th) after a face-off win in his own third made the preliminary decision.
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