VSV ends Capitals winning streak

Montag, 23.Oktober 2017 - 6:03
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After 25 successive Erste Bank Eishockey Liga wins Vienna Capitals lost their road game in Villach after shootout. In a thrilling game between Innsbruck and Salzburg the second most goals this season were scored with the Red Bulls winning 8:5. In addition, EC-KAC and Liwest Black Wings Linz earned 4:1 away victories.

The game in Fehervar started off balanced, the first chance was served by the Hungarians, first Luttinen then Gilbert missed. The penalty box was hardly ever empty in the first 20 minutes, Latendresse had to sit out first, then Spannring and Jyrkkiö both got 2 minutes. Four on four Fehervar was the better team, then Fehervar could attack on the powerplay, without success. Linz scored the first goal on powerplay, Hofer shot in the net. Fehervar left another powerplay unused, then 6 minutes before the buzzer, Linz scored their second goal, Fabio Hofer shot from close in the net. After the goal, Erdely missed a great chance and finally, both teams missed another powerplay. In the second period, Linz started better, the game went on for minutes in front of Carruth’s net. Corey Locke fouled but Fehervar didn’t score five on four. 7 minutes before the end of the period Linz scored a shorthanded goal, the Hungarians lost the puck on their own end and the guests didn’t miss the two-on-one opportunity. On the powerplay, Manavian hit the post three times, yet the home team didn’t score. With Broda in the penalty box, Erdely was hooked in a breakaway, but the young Hungarian forward missed the penalty shot. Fehervar pushed hard for the goal, but Ouzas saved all shots. Fehervar pushed even harder in the third period for the goal, the puck went into the net in the 42th minute, however, the refs decided for no goal because of high sticking. Ouzas seemed unbreakable in the next minutes, then Locke passed to Lebler in front of the net, but he missed. 7 minutes before the end of the game, Linz scored another powerplay goal, Lebler deflected a shot from Dorion. Manavian’s goal modified the result 1:4, the French defenseman shot from the blue line on powerplay. Benoit Laporte took a risk and pulled his goalie 90 seconds before the buzzer, but the result remained the same.

VSV ends Vienna's winning streak
Villach got off a better start but Rob Flick and Kyle Beach both msised the net. Halfway through the first Sam Antonitsch opened the scoring off a Beach pass. Then the Caps took over command but former Vienna goalie David Kickert performed well for a narrow home lead after the first. Villach could not take advantage of their first pp and on the second occasion they conceded a shorthander by Mario Fischer. After the halfway point of the game Jerry Pollastrone turned the game around and with Villach struggling on the pp, now the visitors had a lead after 40 minutes. It was an up and down game in the third with Ryan Glenn tying it after 49 minutes. Soon later Flick lit the lamp for a 3:2 VSV lead but with three minutes to go MacGregor Sharp forced overtime. In the extra session Vienna goalie Pekka Toukkola had a big save to keep his team alive. However, in the shootout Andrew Sarauer ended Vienna's winning streak.

Salzburg wins goal fest in Innsbruck
The game in Innsbruck was a highlight from the first puck drop. Despite being the better team in the opening minutes, Innsbruck conceded the first goal when Brant Harris scored on a rebound. Halfway through the period Ryan Duncan doubled the lead but the sharks tied it with two goals by Andrew Clark and Jeremie Blain. Then, ohn Hughes only hit the post and on the other end John Lammers missed the net from close range. Thomas Raffl restored Salzburg's lead on their first power play for a 2:3 score after 20 minutes. The story continued in the middle frame when Andrew Yogan equalized it on pp. After John Hughes scored Salzburg's fourth goal, Patrik Nechvatal was replaced by Rene Swette. Two more Yogan goals turned the game around but this crazy game shifted to the other direction quickly. Peter Hochkofler's first goal of the season made it 5:5. The third period was a mere 40 seconds old when Dominique Heinrich put the Red Bulls ahead again. Now Peter Mueller added another one for the visitors. It was never boring with Florian Pedevilla fighting former team mate Mario Huber. With seven minutes to go Duncan made the decision for a 8:5 Salzburg win.

4 first-period goal give KAC win in Graz
Jamie Lundmark opened the scoring after six minutes on a breakaway and another five minutes later Matt Neal, who just came back from the penalty bench, doubled Klagenfurt's lead. Just 100 seconds later it was Stefan Geier who beat Finnish goalie Toivonen for the third time and it was not enough in the opening period as Jonathan Rheault's deflection gave KAC a comfortable lead. In the second Graz, with Höneckl in the net, became better with Klagenfurt focusing on their defense. The guests played solid in their defensive end but late in the period Daniel Oberkofler got his colours on the scoreboard with a power play marker. Early in the third former 99ers player Manuel Ganahl failed to score because of Höneckl. There were just a few highlights anymore with Klagenfurt gaining a 4:1 road win.

Quelle: red/Erste Bank Eishockey Liga