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EC Red Bull Salzburg will be playing away at the spusu Vienna Capitals in the win2day ICE Hockey League tomorrow, Sunday (5:30 p.m., live stream). In the season duel so far it is 1:1 after wins, for both teams there are eight laps before the end of the regular season for important points in the fight for the best position in the table. In the last meeting two months ago in Vienna, the Red Bulls lost 3-0.
the initial situation
The Red Bulls are in second place in the table and want to get to the top in the detailed rounds of the regular season. The gap to leaders Bolzano is only three points. The Red Bulls have won the last five games in a row. Going further back, there has only been one defeat in the last 13 games.
After yesterday’s 3:5 away defeat against EC-KAC, the spusu Vienna Capitals are in sixth place in the table, which also means playoff qualification. However, the advantage over the 7th-placed Klagenfurt is only one point.
Striker Mario Huber
“For the Viennese it’s all about the top 6, it will be a hotly contested game again. But we also need the points in the fight for the top of the table and will perform accordingly.”
Captain Thomas Raffl
“We’re only eight left until the playoffs and we’re in a phase where we want to keep improving with every game so we can be at our best at the start of the playoffs. This also applies to the capitals. We’ll focus on our strengths and then see what Vienna brings to the ice. But we want to take three points with us.”
numbers to the game
Salzburg has conceded the fewest goals so far (75), Vienna is in the middle with 122 goals conceded. Salzburg’s Atte Tolvanen holds the top position among goalkeepers with a catch rate of 93.3%, Vienna’s Bernhard Starkbaum holds 89.9%. Vienna has scored 6 goals more than the Red Bulls (131) in their 40 games so far, which is the fourth-best league value.
Season 2022/23 | Direct duel basic round
09/16/2022 | EC Red Bull Salzburg – spusu Vienna Capitals | 2:1 (0:0, 0:0, 2:1)
11/25/2022 | spusu Vienna Capitals – EC Red Bull Salzburg | 3-0 (0-0, 2-0, 1-0)
01/29/2023 | spusu Vienna Capitals – EC Red Bull Salzburg | 17:30
02/24/2023 | EC Red Bull Salzburg – spusu Vienna Capitals | 7:15 p.m
Injured/ill Salzburg players
Troy Bourke, Dominique Heinrich, Peter Hochkofler, Nicolai Meyer
win2day ICE Hockey League
spusu Vienna Capitals – EC Red Bull Salzburg
So, 01/29/2023; Vienna, 5:30 p.m
www.redbulls.com, image: GEPA pictures/ Gintare Karpaviciute