DEL: Vizemeister Wolfsburg makes PLAFF
The del semi-final is complete: Vizemister Wolfsburg remains the title in the race.
With a gravel, Vizemister Grizzlys Wolfsburg has snapped the last ticket for the playoff semifinals of the German Hockey League (DEL). In the fifth quarter-finals against the Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven, the Lower Saxony on Easter Monday with 2: 0 (1: 0, 0: 0, 1: 0) and posted the necessary third victory. Previously, Wolfsburg had given a 2-0 series management out of hand.
"We have worked hard and blocked, shots blocked," said coach Mike Stewart at MagentaSport: "All have retrieved a great performance." Opponents in the round of the last four is from Wednesday (19.30 clock) of the three Meister Red Bull Munich. In the other semi-finals start at the same time title defending polar bears Berlin and the Adler Mannheim.
Before 3589 spectators in Wolfsburg Tyler met Gaudet (6.) and Spencer Machacek (59.) for the hosts. Bremerhaven had forced the fifth game with the 3: 2 in the MarathonMatch on Saturday, just the Ex-Wolfsburg Philipp Bruggisser was successful in the second extension.
At the right time on touring comes the Tormas Mannheimer, actually acted as a top favorite before the start of the season. At the 8: 3 in the fourth duel with the Straubing Tigers, in the main round a place in front of the pincers, the eight-time master scored so many hits as in no season game before.
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"It was important that we worked offensively well and the guys have fueled self-confidence," said National Tim Wohlgemuth, who contributed two goals. After the separation of coach Pavel Gross, Bill Stewart again says about the gang. The Mastermaker of 2001 caused an atmospheric change in the heavily occupied team and led the Eagles to the semifinals for the second time after 2018 as a "firefighter". At that time, Mannheimer failed at the later master Munich.
The Munich made on Saturday with the 4: 2 at Düsseldorf EG the semi-final feeder perfect, which they had surprisingly missed in the Corona gothic season in the previous year. "Thankfully, we have been the sack," said ex-national player Philip Gogulla, who had scored the winner, and looked forward: "Of course we have a goal: we want to become German champion." From 2016 to 2018, Bayern under Del Record Trainer Don Jackson had a subscription to the title, marriage Mannheim 2019 and Corona braved them.
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Defending champion Berlin had taken the shortest path. Already at the Gründonnerstag, the polar bears completed the Kölner Haie with 4: 0 and was allowed to sit back after three wins in three games when competition played the other semi-finalists. "That's an advantage for us," said double door scorer Zach Boychuk, "we can regenerate until Wednesday, while the others may violate players."