Red Bull Salzburg – Black Wings Linz
Red Bull Salzburg
Black Wings Linz
First face-off: 28.12. – 19:15
We will report live from 6:15 p.m. from the Salzburg ice arena in the Volksgarten.
48 hours after the 0: 6 home defeat against the Graz 99ers, the Steinbach Black Wings play away against the leaders in Salzburg. The Eisbullen are currently ten points ahead of the second from Ljubljana and were also able to win the first season duel with the Linzers in the Linz AG ice arena with 4-0.
“It’s not for nothing that Salzburg is where they are”, says defender Gerd Kragl before the duel in the Volksgarten and adds: “It will be brutally difficult to kidnap points from the Bulls. In our situation we have nothing to lose. If we present ourselves in front of the goal more efficiently than something last, then Salzburg is also inside. “
Personnel is expected back in the line-up at Black Wings Andreas Kristler. This means that for the first time this season, trainer Raimo Summanen can access all registered players. And all of their strength will be needed, and the Black Wings shouldn’t lose too many points. For a playoff fix qualification (top 6, points average 1.65), 55 of the 57 possible points are required. According to the current status, 46 out of 57 possible points are required for a way over the top 10 and the associated pre-playoffs.
The other parties in today’s round:
- Dornbirn Bulldogs – HC Pustertal (from 7.15 p.m.)
- Red Bull Salzburg – Black Wings Linz (from 7.15 p.m.)
- Villacher SV – Olimpija Ljubljana (from 7.15 p.m.)
- Graz 99ers – Klagenfurt AC (from 7.15 p.m.)
- Vienna Capitals – HC Orli Znojmo (from 7.15 p.m.)
- HCB Südtirol – HC Innsbruck (from 7.45 p.m.)