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36 Checks and a Klotener Demonstration

"Solid" called the Swedish striker Robin Figren performance in front of over 5000 spectators. She was even a bit more than that. And the wing was due to its large share. For the second Time in a row, he stormed to the side of Éric Faille, which benefited from the Powerplay for the home team. Figren is the 1:1 scoring with a shot that the 2:1 of Faille, he prepared. The canadian centre Faille, which had remained from the November low is not spared, scored again four Skorerpunkte, as on Friday at 5:0 in Visp.

These two last games showed, that November continues to resonate in the minds of the players. Although the weather is still cloudy, played the EHC in the last two games on the Sunny side. He demonstrated yesterday that the 5:0 was in Visp, not the exception, but the important step from the offensive crisis. In the first six games of the eleventh month, the Team had scored just twelve Goals in the last two Games, after yesterday's 5:1 the ten.

Dominic Forget (right) helps goaltender Dominic Nyffeler. (Image: Leo Wyden)

Against HC Thurgau, as a third party, the table arrived, won the EHC and the second top game in less than 48 hours. It is thanks to this victory, for the first time this season at No. 1 in the rankings, is a pleasant side effect. After the loss of points Ajoie is still number 1, the Pruntruter were but on the weekend of the game. On Monday, the Match against Sierre is taking place exactly 85 years after the founding of the EHC. On Saturday Kloten hits in the top fight on Ajoie.

Impressive intensity

Kloten used against Thurgau with an exclamation mark in terms of physique. According to assistant coach Björn Lidström his players don't put in 60 minutes of less than 36 body checks, most of them in the first period. These 20 minutes were the intensity a bit from the Better of what each of Kloten so far this season. "We knew that you want to play pretty hard. And we have kept pretty much the opposite," said Figren. That the Canton of Thurgau took the lead, was not the result of individual error, but brought the Team from the concept.

This constant physical presence of the opponent, with the exception of maybe the first ten minutes in the middle of thirds wore down the Thurgau. The longer the game lasted, the more tired you were. "The third results reflect quite accurately the course of the game," said Figren, the 1:1, 1:0 and 3:0 in the individual periods. He is with his three Goals in the last two matches is now the second best scorer in the Team behind Faille. The change at the side of the canadian's to have, especially in the Powerplay positive impact, he says. Faille brings the puck perfectly through the Verteidigerbox. "I have to be even more ready if the through-balls come from." The majority of the game brought a goal, but it already looks a lot more dangerous than it was even in a grey November. And Figren will feel in the meantime, well, he knows better what his teammates do. "But I'm still not where I want to be," he says.

Emilijus Krakauskas fails to Thurgau goalkeeper. (Image: Leo Wyden)

In certain areas of his team is already pretty far. With 1.96 goals against per Match is a peak value in the Powerplay and in a number of the Klotener are each the number 2 in the League. "Extremely well" has Lidström the Start like in the game. And, like all four lines, tried to set the opponent under pressure. This had become with each gate, the energy is greater. "We want all the formations play with the same intensity. If you succeed, then the players believe of course, more to the Gameplan, we profess them."

Kloten - Thurgau 5:1 (1:1, 1:0, 3:0)
5083 viewers. – SR Erard/Hungerbühler, Wermeille/Huguet.
goals: 5. Free 0:1. 17. Figren (Faille/5 against 3) 1:1. 37. Faille (Figren, Steiner) 2:1. 46. All (Kindschi) 3:1. 49. Sturny (Faille) Of 4:1. 59. Large Niklaus 5:1. - Penalties: 3 times 2 minutes against Kloten, 4 times 2 minutes against the Canton of Thurgau.

results: Kloten - Thurgau 5:1. Biasca - Olten 1:4. Winterthur - Langenthal 1:4. GCK Lions - La Chaux-de-Fonds 4:5 n. p. – ranking: 1. Kloten 25/52. 2. Ajoie 24/50. 3. Olten 25/49. 4. Thurgau 25/47. 5. Langenthal 24/46. 6. Visp 24/44. 7. La Chaux-de-Fonds, 25/33. 8. GCK Lions 25/33. 9. Sierre 24/27. 10. ECC Academy 23/23. 11. Winterthur 25/21. 12. Biasca 25/16.

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Created: 01.12.2019, 19:41 PM

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