Frankfurt missed the revenge against Ravensburg. For a long time the Lions do a lot of things right, but in the end they get their teeth pulled.
Frankfurt – She would have gladly taken revenge for the defeat in the first meeting and for a long time it looked pretty good for this project. When the last siren of Tuesday evening had faded away in the ice rink on Ratsweg, there was deep frustration in the Frankfurt Lions’ camp – especially since they won 2: 3 (0: 0, 2: 1, 0: 2) against the Ravensburg Tower stars let another chaser come into close contact instead of keeping him at a distance, and on top of that gave up the table lead in the DEL 2 to the neighbors from EC Bad Nauheim, the next opponent in two days.
“It was two tough games against a strong opponent,” said Löwen head coach Bo Subr and knew: “We have to see what we can do better. For the most part it was good, but the consistency over 60 minutes is missing.”
In fact, in front of 2034 spectators, the lions had implemented what they had set out to do pretty well over long stretches of the encounter, down to the small tactical details. Above all, they managed in an overall already high-quality duel of two championship candidates in the second class of German ice hockey Lange the balancing act between controlled offensive and necessary defensive protection, with Ravensburg also defending very strongly.
How the Frankfurters finally converted their dominance of the first half into goals was exemplary for this constellation: Ryon Moser (28th) and Rylan Schwatrz (33rd) faked slap shots from Kyle Sonnenburg and Max Faber, to a deserved 2-0 lead . “That is exactly what we need. Take the goalkeeper’s view, bring the target on goal: Then you have a good chance of scoring the goal,” praised sports director Franz-David Fritzmeier in the second break. However, the first major negligence had crept into the defense, which Sam Herr (34th) used to score the guests. “After losing a target at the front we had actually already clarified the situation, but then allowed two additional shots. That shouldn’t happen,” said Fritzmeier.
At the 2: 3 in Ravensburg at the beginning of November, the sports director saw “a mistake at the back” as too much of a reason for the defeat. They really wanted to avoid that this time, and yet that is exactly what happens again in the last third: Captain Max Faber outnumbered the disc behind his own goal, once again Herr accepted it with thanks (41st). And finally the Ravensburger played their class and cleverness, with the winning goal of the former Bad Nauheimer Simon Gnyp (54th) and the defending of the lead.
They had pulled the lion’s tooth. These are one point and one game less behind the successful Bad Nauheimers on Tuesday evening against promoted Selb 4: 2 (2: 1, 0: 1, 0: 0), where they played for the derby on Friday (7.30 p.m.) Stand at the top of the table. “We have to try to follow suit quickly,” warned Defense and also knew: “But we can’t make amends for what happened today.”