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VSV to take final step into Play Offs?

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Donnerstag, 22.Januar 2015 - 7:40 - EC VSV hosts EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz on Thursday. With a win the Eagles, who won their last seven home-games, would qualify for the Play-offs.

EC VSV can fix the Play-offs already on Thursday with a home-win against EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz. The Eagles won their last four games, scoring 23 goals. At home Villach is unbeaten even since End of November, Gerhard Unterluggauer and Co. celebrated seven home-wins in a row. „Our youngsters Platzer, Göhringer, Brunner, Alagic, and Leiler made a step forward in this season. We need theirs and our experiended players strong effort again on Thursday against a powerful and dangerous opponent from the Steel City““, knows VSV-Headcoach Hannu Järvenpää.

The Black Wings on the other side are already qualified for the Play-offs. Even the Black Wings winning-streak ended on Sunday against Fehervar AV 19 after seven wins the Upper Austrians are still the best team in the year 2015. The Black Wings got so far twelve points in this month, one point more than Leader EC Red Bull Salzburg and two points more than EC VSV. The game in Villach, where the Black Wings are without a win since 3rd March 2013 or five games, is the first from three road games in a row for Curtis Murphy and Co.! On the road the Black Wings won lately three times in a row „Villach had a slow start into the season, but since two month the Carinthians are one of the top teams. We expect a very difficult game in Villach, especially because we missing seven or eight payers. We must play solid team-defense and find a way to beat J. P. Lamoureux, who is the best goalie in the EBEL", knows Linz Headcoach Rob Daum, who had his 57th birthday a few days ago.

While the Black Wings miss again seven or eight players, Villach is complete.

Thu, 22. January 2015 (19:15, live at LAOLA1.tv)
EC VSV - EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz (243)
Referees: GEBEI, KELLNER, Nemeth, Plattner.

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