Ice hockey playoffs – Munich equals – Sport
Title favorite RB Munich is after its false start in the playoff quarterfinals of the Germans ice Hockey Liga (DEL) succeeded in equalizing. The winner of the main round won 3-1 (1-1, 0-0, 2-0) at Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven on Wednesday, making it 2-2 in the best-of-seven series. “They made it super difficult for us. Luckily we were able to score the goals,” said Munich striker Yasin Ehliz at MagentaSport. For Pinguins coach Thomas Popiesch, the special teams made the difference. “The little things decide such a game.” On Friday (7.30 p.m.) Munich have the chance to take the lead for the first time in their own hall and earn two match points.
Munich got a cold shower early on in Bremerhaven from Christian Wejse (6′), Trevor Parkes equalized in the first third with a nicely played overtime goal (14′). Patrick Hager (47′) made it 2-1 for the guests, Austin Ortega followed up shortly afterwards with a converted penalty (48′). In the final phase, the Penguins ran unsuccessfully, even removing the goalkeeper didn’t help.
It is now also 2:2 between the Grizzlys Wolfsburg and the Straubing Tigers. The visitors from Lower Bavaria won 3-1 (2-0, 1-1, 0-0) thanks to goals from Marcel Brandt (7’/10′) and Parker Tuomie (29′); Jean-Christophe Beaudin scored for the Grizzlies (24th).