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Berlin Munich : The polar bear in a frenzy

There was a noise, almost like in the best times of the polar bear. And it was a game in which only one team wanted to properly play ice hockey. But finally, it was not unlikely that the polar bear would win in their quarter-final series with the German ice hockey championship against the champion RB Munich times a game. But on the Friday before 13 551 spectators in the Arena at the Ostbahnhof? No, that was the result a Surprise. 4:0 (2:0, 2:0, 0:0) won the Berlin. In the "Best of seven" played in the series it is now 1:1.

Berlin's coach Stéphane Richer had a calm evening, the canadian broadcast, also on the bench the calm and determination that showed his team on the ice. Two days only were between Munich 3:2-overtime win and this amazing unique performances for Friday in Berlin. What happened in these 45 hours between the two Games? Sure you will have in Munich a hard-fought, but deserved first success in the series so interpreted, that they should get against the polar bears are all in handle in the course of the series. That was a fallacy. Because the Berlin of the defeat of Munich not as a setback, but as a Motivation seen.

On Friday, the polar bears from the very first Minute were in the game, were physically much more energetic than your opponent. The people of Munich were never in the master mode. The team of Don Jackson seemed more like she was surprised by the brave and angry active opponent, who was with Verve in the two fights. Numbers, Sean Backman, the opening goal was Berlin. Something happy is the nimble Austin Ortega then increased to even 2:0, while national goalkeeper Danny from the birch trees looked not just happy.

And the birch was also in the middle third of not get warm with the game. Well, at the third Berlin goal by Brendan Ranford on the power play, as the goalkeeper from the master could make nothing. But shortly after he left a Bowl of Backman by the schooner slip, and thus the game was decided, of course. A 0:4 you are not to get in a third against the polar bears at the time. Especially since your goalie Kevin Poulin got off to a good day and deserved the clean sheet remained.

Jens Baxmann, who was all of seven Championships with the polar bears win, sat as a spare defender on the stands. From there Baxmann saw a "great game", as he said in the second intermission. His colleagues would do everything right. Was smooth under write to see also Don Jackson. The former Berlin champion coach, five title, it was under his direction for the polar bears, the persecuted, the mourning game of his team's stoic Frustration. In the second third, Jackson stood frozen behind his players, the diameters of the movement radius is probably less than five centimeters.

Jackson's antics don't help

The team from Jackson was uninspired. They cashed a total of 82 penalty minutes, including game duration were met against Andreas Eder and John Mitchell, and their furious attacks in the last third and then usually in the way. Almost eight minutes before the end, Don Jackson took his goalie in favor of a sixth field player from the ice. For such antics, an American, is known. He once said: "Statistically, a game with three goals and is behind lost, ten minutes before closing – so you can take the goalkeeper off the ice." He would have it can save you on Friday, it resulted in nothing.

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But the polar bears should not now make the mistake and this result is overestimated, which was already in the final series of last season against the team from Munich so that it went back and forth. But the victory Friday was the Berlin in any case, a confidence for the third game of the series on Sunday in Munich.

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