The SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers lose the away game against Genève-Servette HC with 0: 2. The Geneva team already took the lead through Patry and managed it skilfully before they hit the empty goal shortly before the end.
The home team got off to a better start. After a first power play, which was not used, they took an early lead after six minutes. After a shot from Tommernes, Patry reacted quickest and used the rebound. Servette remained dangerous, but at least mandatory actions were largely absent. On the other hand, the Lakers still struggled to take offensive action themselves. Nevertheless, towards the end of the third, the Rapperswil managed better to control the game and to keep the Geneva majority away from their own goal.
The middle third is similar to the first 20 minutes. The Lakers could have played power play right away, but they take this advantage again in the form of a penalty. The French-speaking Swiss, on the other hand, remained actively on the offensive. Rappi still struggled to get into good final positions himself. Eggenberger had the best chance for the Rosenstädter during the second section when he failed after a cross from Lehmann, who celebrated his comeback today.
The Lakers lack that they have to invest more when in the first two thirds to get a hit. They are more actively looking for the way to the opposing goal. Hedlund’s team marked more shots in the direction of Descloux’s goal, but the great opportunities remained. It seemed a mix of a lack of accuracy in their own play and the solid defensive of the Geneva, which made it so difficult. Nevertheless, the Rosenstadt-based company continued to create a lot of pressure. Nothing in the game changes in the last few minutes, although the home team had to change its goalie due to an injury. The SCRJ Lakers tried early with a sixth outfield player, but Le Coultre hit the empty goal more than a minute before the end and made the decision.
The SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers will face HC Friborg-Gottéron tomorrow. The game in the St. Galler Kantonalbank Arena started at 7.45pm.
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