What has surprised you in this series against Ambri?
surprised? You mean positive or negative? (laughs)
can decide ...
Let me think about it. I was very pleased with how we played the last third of this series. We led in game 5 after 40 minutes, 2:1, Ambri was looking for the balance, but we have switched to yet a higher gear. This was true for all four lines. There was no weak point, although this was not an easy situation for the team. That made me proud.
4:1 victories against Ambri, that sounds like a relatively simple series for Biel ...
but It's never easy, it was also not easy. It looked like the series was getting close, such as Ambri in game 4, but game 5 was a Extra-Effort. But all in all, we were better.
Biel dominated the first game ...
... and we have not won yet, 5:1, it was close. But in the end it all didn't matter. We counted only the victories.
have you ever Had a doubt during the series that it could go wrong?
The thoughts of a coach – this is a strange affair. You're constantly in doubt. If you look at the last third of the fifth game: It was from our point of view, a great third, with better qualifications, we could achieve the 3:1, 4:1, 5:1 . Ambri has a really good Chance, but it could save however, with a 2:2 in the Overtime. But I'm sticking to it: We were the better Team ...
... but that was to rely on a strong Goalie Jonas Hiller.
Yes, we have to admit: We had no good Start in game 5, we came under pressure. Ambri could lead 2:0, if Hiller against Novotny succeed in this fantastic Parade. That was a key moment.
In the first two matches, they played in the larger width of your team paid little attention to it, to bring out your lines deliberately against certain lines Ambris ...
Yes, but we had to change. Our opponent was trying to run this "lines Matching" – he wanted to make it probably much more often. This brought us to think about that anymore. We thought about us all the time, how are we supposed to deal with, had ideas for all sorts of situations. On the other hand, I wanted to but nevertheless, so far as possible, our four lines regularly run, wanted can all play against all. In the first three Games, this was exactly our strength: All the lines are scoring goals, regardless who the opponent on the ice. That is our strength. And everyone in the Team was rewarded.
In the first game at home, as they had the most recent exchange, she avoided but vehemently, that their first line Center and Pouliot on Ambris Kubalik-line bounces. After Ambris Luca Cereda forced in game 2 at home, but this Matchup, they changed in game 3 suddenly, this strategy completely and let the Pouliot-line almost exclusively against Kubalik play. Everything is just a coincidence?
no, that was not a coincidence. We had after game 2, a good feeling with this duel. And we have our special statistics, we commented to the Consul. Often the Whole is but a question of gut feeling. Because often you think that such a Matchup works, you have everything under control. And then the opponent has not scored yet it is precisely in this constellation, a goal. And then, I have also observed another phenomenon, if you pay attention too much on "lines-Matchups".
would it be?
There are players, which is annoying this "line Matching" properly. You have to as a player at flying Change extremely attentive and, depending on immediately the ice cream is made, as soon as you're jumped to the field. This can be a whole game for the player is quite difficult. But as a General rule: Each Coach will hand to you as he sees fit.
The next opponent could be Bern, and SCB-Coach Jalonen is an advocate of these "lines-Matchups" ...
as far as I think. The only thing we know for sure is that Geneva can not be our next opponent. The question is only of Bern, Zug, Langnau and Lausanne.
Sounds of a duel with the SCB is not tempting, especially if he should go against Servette over seven games?
I don't know. (laughs) We want to beat every opponent, no matter who it will be. But I am not going to pick out a personal favourite opponents.
With a success in a Playoff series, Biel / Bienne – Bern, could you Maybe in the Club, but for something so Special, that would only leave with the title compare ...
. But I don't think so. I think only four more victories to retract.
thanks to the clear 4:1 in the quarter-final they now have a whole week free of play until the semi-final.
That pleases me. We have ailing players, but this is a good sign, since that should be a good series. We will now have enough time for recovery and the analysis of the next opponent. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 20.03.2019, 17:12 PM