Only one win away from another championship coup, EHC red bull munchen has no desire for more games than necessary or even more excitement in the final series.
"We now have three chances to win the title and we want to make the most of the first one," said defender konrad abeltshauser ahead of the fifth game for the championship in the german ice hockey league (DEL). By the 3:1 in the series against the iceable berlin can the munchner this sunday (14.30 p.M.) make the third title in three years perfect in their own hall. The hat trick for the DEL crown had previously only been achieved by the adler mannheim and the ex-series champion berlin.
Almost everything speaks for the team of success coach don jackson before the showdown in the olympia ice rink: after the false start in the finals, munich presented itself more energetic, cooler and more effective than berlin. In game three (4:1) they secured the victory with three goals in overtime, the last time in berlin (4:2) the home side blew it because of several unused powerplays.
Munich’s coach nevertheless warns against premature hopes of success. "We still have hard work ahead of us," said jackson, who is on the verge of title number eight as the most successful coach in DEL history.
The icemen, on the other hand, are aware of their almost hopeless situation. "We’re standing with our backs to the wall," said captain andre rankel. Giving up, however, is not an option with the capitals. "You don’t lose faith," said olympic silver medalist jonas muller. The match in munich is "starting from scratch again, we want to get back". If the guests manage the surprise, then the sixth game takes place on tuesday in berlin. Otherwise, the ice people will have to watch the munich party on the ice in the late afternoon.