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Four weak points, and hope for improvement in the SCB

In qualifying it was so: the SC Bern with two goals difference, was able to prepare for the opponent safely on the Handshake. The Bernese managed sent to the lead, controlled the neutral Zone, pushed, if necessary, with their 3-2 System the latch. A single of the SCB were in the Regular Season with a Two-goal lead price: On 9. February in Biel – the game was won by the city of Berne, however, (4:2).

control, the functioning of automatisms, discipline, loyalty to the System: These properties characterise the SCB under coach Kari Jalonen. Or, rather, signed. In the Playoff is much different. The following four weak points are striking:


Servette managed in the quarter-finals, to overthrow the proud SCB sustainable in doubt. Five times the favorite of the capital, with two goals, led only once he was able to keep the lead. From self-confidence to uncertainty. The Bernese lapse into passivity, if you are in leadership, you become nervous and erratic. On Thursday, they had to leave after 2:1 lead in the final phase to completely dominate (28 shots for Biel).

the game with the disk

Good trips, the fast of the neutral Zone and direct play Bridge in the attacking third: the SCB displays it on good days. In the Playoff, but the Bernese effort to Express in the game with the disc. The puckführende players from the opponent often early under pressure. Bad passes and bad trips are the result. The defender reported unusually many of the Schnitzer, which is also due to the lack of Support of the striker.

the key players are not provided in the Form of

Against Geneva with André home, Daniele Grassi, and Yanik Burren more players to the brand "Supplement" for the music. To Moser, the usual Suspects came up with Mark Arcobello and Simon, when it comes to the difference. But otherwise? Too many key players are out of Form: this is the foreign attackers (Ebbett, Mursak, Boychuk) and offensive defenseman Calle Andersson, the has degraded after a strong qualifying massively. Also Coach Jalonen, the Grassi prepares to break the end of the form head: Otherwise the Finn would look for little from game to game to new formations. The SCB Will contact the semi-final against Biel, he needs necessarily a better collective.

Special Teams

In the Playoff, it is the SCB, so that A good Powerplay and a good Boxplay at the same time – he didn't. Against Geneva, the majority of the game was a debacle. It is only in the sixth and last meeting succeeded in Bern for the first time on the Powerplay. In the semi-final scoring a goal in both the first and in the second Match in the Majority of the improvements are visible. The need for it in the Boxplay. The number game is a 75 percent success rate insufficient (in comparison with Biel's 53 percent, but still clearly more efficient).

The Playoff list of defects is so long. But in sports, a successful action will sometimes suffice, and much can change for the better. "We urgently need an experience of success," said SCB head of sports, Alex Chatelain in front of the third semi-final game on Saturday in the Postfinance-Arena. "And we need positive thoughts. Therefore, we should focus on the positive things. In the second Match in Biel we have played for long stretches very well."

Actually the favorite in Zeeland demonstrated in advance in the first third, as he can crack the Bieler: with intensity, pace and a massive game about four lines. Only: Have a Berner for this style of play is still enough petrol in the Tank? And Coach Jalonen is ready to leave for long stretches to play? The Playoff has shown that passivity leads this SCB sooner rather than later, into Ruin. ()

Created: 30.03.2019, 14:08 PM

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