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The EC Red Bull Salzburg has tomorrow, Sunday, the away game of the bet-at-home ICE Hockey League against the Moser Medical Graz99ers (5:30 p.m.) on the program and is making a guest appearance in the Merkur ice stadium in Graz for the second time after only nine days. The Red Bulls won the first meeting 5-4 after a penalty shootout.
And that was also the beginning of a fast, curious series, because since then, for four games, the Red Bulls have probably always gone into overtime (once) or into the penalty shoot-out. The last one – yesterday at home against the spusu Vienna Capitals – they won after goalless regular time through the beautifully transformed penalty from Mixa Järvinen. Before that, Die Salzburger prevailed in extra time in Bratislava, only in the home game against the KAC it was only enough for one point.
One could also quickly think that the Red Bulls are specialists for the long games. Head Coach Matt McIlvane is at least satisfied with the attitude of his boys: “The game is not always optimal. The most important thing, however, is that we always show character and, as we did recently, find a solution in most cases. “
Interim captain Peter Schneider would also prefer an earlier decision. Nevertheless, he is “really happy about yesterday’s victory. We can build on that. But we should be a little more focused in the first 60 minutes. Even with the current young team and the many failures, we still have room for improvement. We should put one or the other in more often. “
The Red Bulls have been managing the failure of many regular players for six games and are currently in third position in the table. The young players – those who were added to the professional lineup in the summer as well as those who only got their first professional or seasonal appearances with the Red Bulls in the course of the last few games – stood their ground and showed the potential in she is stuck. They want to call that up again tomorrow in Graz, Salzburg will compete with the same squad as yesterday against Vienna. That means, without the convalescents JP Lamoureux, Ty Loney, Lukas Schreier, Thomas Raffl, Dominique Heinrich, Alexander Pallestrang, Ali Wukovits, Peter Hochkofler, Tim Harnisch and Paul Huber, IF some players hope to return next week.
The fact that the Graz99ers are dangerous if you let them come into play is something that the Red Bulls have fondly remembered from the last encounter in which they were already 3-0 up to get the equalizer in the final third. The Styrians also ‘shot themselves free’ yesterday with a 5-1 away win against the Bratislava Capitals and will be eager to take revenge on the Salzburgers. They want to be successful again in Graz and set off today so that they can go into the game as best as possible tomorrow.
bet-at-home ICE Hockey League
Moser Medical Graz99ers – EC Red Bull Salzburg
So, 10/24/2021; Graz, 5:30 p.m.
The next Red Bulls games
So, 10/24/21 | Moser Medical Graz99ers – EC Red Bull Salzburg | 17:30
Tue, 10/26/21 | HC Orli Znojmo – EC Red Bull Salzburg | 6:30 p.m.
Fri, 10/29/21 | EC Red Bull Salzburg – HC Pustertal Wölfe | 19:15
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