RBM – KEV 5:1 | Mauer: “Have consistently defended”
First home game in the new calendar year, first win for Red Bull Munich at Oberwiesenfeld. Trevor Parkes contributed a brace to the 5:1 (1:0|1:1|3:0) against the Krefeld Pinguine. The other Munich goals scored Ben Smith, Justin Schütz and Philip Gogulla.
A brisk start and a lot of pressure from the Red Bulls. Krefeld was waiting for a counterattack, but Don Jackson’s team’s hard forecheck was effective. Munich defended hard and played straight forward. Schütz narrowly missed the goal after his solo (7th minute), Austin Ortega (9th) and Jonathon Blum (10th) couldn’t get the puck past KEV goalkeeper Sergei Belov. In the 14th minute, Smith redeemed the superior hosts with a sweeping goal.
The Red Bulls also made some offensive moves in the middle section. One of them led to the 2:0 by Parkes (23rd), who scored his 250th scorer point in the PENNY DEL after Frederik Tiffels’ preliminary work, which was worth seeing. But the penguins report back a little later in the power play. Robert Sabolic shortened the margin (26th). Krefeld came into play better after that, Danny aus den Birken in the Red Bulls goal was able to distinguish himself several times. On the other hand, Belov prevented Gogulla’s third goal from Munich with his catch hand (39′).
Both teams also had some top-class chances in the final third. The first thing to shine from the birch trees was when Krefeld’s Leon Niederberger went it alone (46′). Parkes did better against Belov and tied the brace in the 49th minute – 3-1. Shortly afterwards Schütz even expects the fourth goal from the turn (53rd). Quickly in return, the Penguins had another big chance through Jeremy Bracco, but from the Birken (54th) was there again. Two minutes before the end of the game, Gogulla marked the final score of 5:1.
“We defended consistently and didn’t allow a majority situation. Going forward from a good defensive position, that is our strength.”
Red Bull Munich vs. Krefeld Pinguine 5: 1 (1: 0 | 1: 1 | 3: 0)
1:0 | 13:10 | BenSmith
2:0 | 22:23 | Trevor Parkes
2:1 | 25:49 | Robert Sabolic
3:1 | 48:40 | Trevor Parkes
4:1 | 52:21 | Justin Schuetz
5:1 | 58:01 | Philip Gogulla