Eight teams fight for points on Tuesday

Dienstag, 25.November 2014 - 5:58
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Four games are played on Tuesday: HC Orli Znojmo welcomes EC-KAC. Salzburg can overtook the lead with a win in Graz. Fehervar AV19 is guest of Linz and HCB Südtirol tries to defend their perfect record vs. HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana.

1. Bozen with perfect record vs. Ljubljana
HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana will finish their road-trip on Tuesday in Bozen. After road-wins in Vienna and Innsbruck the Slovenes lost on Sunday in Salzburg with 0:6. Five times the green Dragons and HCB Südtirol faced already each other and five times the winner was Bozen. But lately the Foxes lost three games in a row and need now points again to stay in touch with then Top 6. The two teams have scored the fewest number of goals so far.

Derek Nesbitt, Forward HCB Südtirol: „After out last defeats we must find a way to return on the winning-street again. In the last games, except the game against Vienna, we did not play the way we expected. We must find a way to outplay our opponent and to score goals and to win!“
Ziga Pesut, forward HDD Teemach Olimpija Ljubljana: "If we continue to play like we did in last games, with discipline and fighting hard, we have a good chance to surprise the reigning champions in their hall. Hopefully a days rest after a long and hard weekend will also do us good."

Injury report:
Both teams miss some players: Bozen is without Roland Hofer, Günther Hell and Mathew Sisca, while Rok Leber, Andrej Hebar and Gregor Koblar must stay in Ljubljana. Besides Gal Koren is a questionmark.

2. KAC was the last team, that beat Znojmo
HC Orli Znojmo welcomes EC-KAC on Tuesday. The Czechs won their last seven games. At home the „Red Eagles“ are unbeaten even for eight games now. Klagenfurt was the last team, that beat the Czechs one month ago and is the only club the Czechs could not win against this season. But in this month Klagenfurt is still without a win, lost all five games and won just twice from eight games on the road.

Thomas Koch, Captain EC-KAC: „Especially in Znojmo it is important to play with discilpine, because the Czechs have a very good Power Play. This would give us the chance to stay in the game for a long time. We have to fight hart and believe in our skills!“

Injury report:
Klagenfurt ist without David Schuller, Kim Strömberg and Stefan Geier.

3. Salzburg can over-took the lead in Graz
Moser Medical Graz99ers host EC Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday. The Red Bulls, that won their last three games and did not get a goal for over 143 minutes, can overtook the lead in the ranking from Vienna with a win in Graz. The 99ers on the other side have won their last four home-games. This season the 99ers have beaten without Salzburg, that has the best offense in the leage and scored 14 goals in the last three games, already all other opponents so far.

Matthias Trattnig, Captain EC Red Bull Salzburg: „With Graz and Vienna we face now two of our opponents for place 1. The 99ers won many games lately and they are close behind us on the third place. For us it is an important game to reach the best position!“
Manuel Ganahl, Forward Moser Medical Graz99ers: „Against Salzburg there are always difficult games. They have a strong offense, so we must play good defense. We also have to be patient and take advantage from our chances!"

Injury report:
Salzburg is without Luka Gracnar, Zdenek Kutlak and Alexander Pallestrang, while the 99ers miss Olivier Latendresse for sure. Matt Kelly and Daniel Woger are questionable.

4. Linz and Fehervar fight for place 5
EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz welcome Fehervar AV19 on Tuesday. The Upper Austrians beat Vienna on Sunday at home and Fehervar celebrated in Dornbirn their first win after the International Break. On Tuesday the two teams fight now against each other for the fifth place. The first season-duel won fehervar 7:2, but in Linz the Hungarians could not win for two years, since September 2012.

Rob Daum, Headcoach EHC LIWEST Black WIngs Linz: „Fehervar is another good team. They have four sold lines, three of them can score goals. We must play good again and reduce their scoring-chances to a minimum and we must win also the special team battles!“

Rob Pallin, Headcoach Fehervar AV19: „Anytime you get t wopoints on the road, it's great. We didn't play very well in Dornbirn but these points are nonetheless very important. Now waits Linz: - Linz is a very good team although they have been struggling a little as of late. They have probably two of the league's best players in Kozek and Hisey as well as a great goalie in Ouzas. We must be ready to play and we need to play a very complete game. We might play a very conservative game against the Black Wings. With Linz's powerplay we must be disciplined and stay out of the penalty box. We also must keep shots under thirty, and then we will have a chance to win on the road."

Injury report:
No line-up-changes are planed in Linz and Fehervar.

Tue, 25. November 2014 (19:15)
EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz- Fehervar AV19 (124)
Referees: ERD, SMETANA, Kaspar, Wassmer
Previous games:
24.10.2014: Fehervar AV19 - EHC LIWEST Black Wings Linz 6:2 (2:1,2:1,2:0)

Tue, 25. November 2014 (19:15)
Moser Medical Graz99ers - EC Red Bull Salzburg (125)
Referees: PIRAGIC, TRILAR, Dreier, Hofstätter.
Previous games:
18.09.2014: EC Red Bull Salzburg - Moser Medical Graz99ers 6:4 (3:2,2:1,1:1)

Tue, 25. November 2014 (18:30)
HC Orli Znojmo - EC-KAC (123)
Referees: BABIC, GEBEI, Nagy, Nemeth.
Previous games:
24.10.2014: EC-KAC - HC Orli Znojmo 4:1 (1:0,0:1,3:0)

Tue, 25. November 2014 (19:45)
HCB Südtirol - HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana (126)
Referees: GAMPER, M. NIKOLIC, Nothegger, Schauer
Previous games:
23.10.2014: HDD Telemach Olimpija Ljubljana - HCB Südtirol 1:2 (0:1,1:1,0:0)

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Liga