On the time display above the heads of the players a repdigit: 22:22. When the gear is in the wardrobe is not difficult to see which actors could truly use a drink. A minute or two before everything seemed ready for the final shaking of hands between Geneva and Bern. The favorite was 2:0 in Front. That was deceptive, because the SCB led in this series four times already, with two goals, the lead but only once the time had saved. But what should go in a single remaining minute of the game wrong?
Now: Servette and Bern, the idea of the Possible enlarged. The Geneva won the face-off, replaced goalkeeper Robert Mayer, a sixth field player, and the condensed 46 seconds before the end of the regular season by Tommy Wingels at 1:2. Lesson learned, SCB? Not in the least. Again, bully profit Geneva, Mayer back out the door again in a shot on goal, 2:2. Only the scorer was not Wingels, but Winnik, Daniel Winnik. Crazy as it can get.
In the course of this quarter-finals has become the Credo "Expect the Unexpected" with a high degree of reliability to be true. But what is to be expected before the extension in the sixth game and what is not? The time passes, the legs are heavy, the goalkeeper parrying the shot to shot. First extension over the second extension in the past. In the third extension, the brand of the longest game in the history of the Swiss hockey : Denis Hollenstein held the record thanks to his goal to the 3:2 for Kloten against Rapperswil in the previous year, after 102 minutes, and 32 seconds.
The SCB wins the longest game of the Swiss ice hockey history.
Rüfenacht: "This has made us mad"
However, in the Les-Vernets-hall. Long midnight is over, the 57. Birthday of Chris McSorley arrived. The Happy ending remains the Geneva Coach denied. After an error by Mike Völlmins Mark Arcobello steals the Puck and hitting after 117 minutes and 43 seconds (!) the Bernese happiness. Just: Crazy. Striker Thomas Rüfenacht says to 01.15 PM: "This game has made us insane. We needed almost two games to get the win."
The historical end will not fit at all to the previously Shown. During 59 minutes, the two Teams preferably Experienced messengers instead of Special. An exception was Almquist, the SCB-opened the scoring through Adam. The hit fell actually and truly in Excess of – after almost 37 minutes lack of success on the Powerplay in this series. After that, attack for attack subsided in the Central zone. Servette had a chance plus, the extra mile, didn't like the tired to go to Geneva for the time being.
One of the best ways Timothy Kast awarded: Leonardo Genoni had been hit in the mask, the game continued and the goalkeeper parried Kasts completion of the reflex with the right pads. For the supposed decision made in the 48. Minute André's Home. Also, the Center succeeded in Overpayments. He has scored as Daniele Grassi against Geneva three goals. Ironically, the actors from the back row have played Bern's side in the quarter-finals in the foreground. But the 2:0 should not suffice. The favorite needed to loop the add-on, succeeded in extremis. At all four of the six matches were decided in extra time.
McSorley: "The elephant is still there"
For Servette ends with the seventh Playoff series against the SCB with a disillusionment. The team of McSorley concludes the season with the peace of mind to have compared to the circumstances nearly the Optimum is reached. Hardly any team has been so heavy of injuries caused by shaken. Finally, Henrik Tömmernes, leaders and thinkers in the game of Servette. The team has just played in the main stage the best possible hockey. "It makes me very proud – even if I would have liked to see another birthday gift," says McSorley. Nevertheless, his future as a Coach in Geneva in the balance. He says: "let's see what the future brings. At the Moment, the elephant is still there."
And the title favorite from Bern? Him very much the air exists to this quarter-final is still up. There are worse lessons for a semi-finalists. In the next series it will be for the SCB, a Bernese Derby against either Biel or against Langnau. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 22.03.2019, 05:54 PM