A bit odd this Play feel-offs. There are between polar bears and RB München first of three games in five days and then a break is all of a sudden. A further five days will have passed, until the two Teams face off for the fourth Time. On Friday evening it is to the extent that, in its own hall, the Berlin want to follow suit and to 2:2 to Siegen offset (19: 30 PM, Arena at Ostbahnhof). "The team that finds their rhythm, it will win the game," believes polar bears-coach Stéphane Richer, who felt the previous Play-off week as well as a quite "unusual". For Monday and Tuesday, he had released its players, since Wednesday is again worked intensively on the ice – the last in particular, on the power play. "The series will be decided in the Special Teams, that's why we have trained well," says Richer.
however, There are also things you can't rehearse. For example, the discipline. "In game two, Munich has lost the nerves in game three then we might be in a couple of situations," says Richer, and for Friday night is a simple formula for success: "We have to play from the beginning with Emotion, but we need to have the emotions under control." In front of the own Fans that worked least well. Since the international break in February, the polar bears have to play all five home games victorious, the people of Munich were sent on Friday a week ago with a 4:0 home. "We must play like in the second game. We must give Munich any time and need to try, the sentences to omit,“ says Jonas Müller. Of the Berlin defenders know, however, that "little miss" are sometimes inevitable. Then, it is important but, "to take the opponent, at least on the criminal bench."
strong Special Teams and discipline, it comes on Friday, once more
Strong Special Teams and discipline – it is not a surprising finding, that these virtues in the Play - offs. More amazing is that the polar bears were the masters in all other respects equal. In the face of seven places difference and 35 points less at the end of the main round, the forces would actually be different. But often enough, it was emphasised in the run-up to the Play-offs for the people of Berlin, that the season would start again from the beginning. This is exactly the case now. And even if the polar bears were last Sunday, 1:4, so you are not impressed by the sustainably: "In game three in Munich was, in my opinion, not outstanding. We know what to do to beat them,“ says Richer.
The Pro athletes often tried to "Momentum" can be left in this series confidently. The Munich did not apply in game one as beatable, because they were in the rhythm – won but still. That they would be stronger and more confident in game two, proved to be, as well as a fallacy. And within a very short time, the Team of Don Jackson, the 0:4 in Berlin, and won, in turn, clearly at home 4:1 coped. For the fourth duel is, therefore, nothing, not more than so much that the polar bears are now back on the train. "There is no extra pressure, but we want to use our home advantage, of course," says Richer. Because – at least so much is clear – it makes a difference whether the polar bears on Sunday, breaking up with a 1:3-residue or a 2:2 for the fifth game in Munich. However, the Berliner showed in last year's final, a 1:3 must still be no contest.
And the people of Munich were probably a tad stronger than they are currently. The great dynamics from the Bayern this season, runners they are still good – but it is not worlds more from the Rest of the League. And so the polar bears have developed to a real hardness test, which is even outside of the series registered. Moritz Müller, captain of the Cologne sharks, even in the quarter-final against the ERC Ingolstadt has well answered this week on the question of the biggest Surprise in the Play-offs: "I think that Berlin, Munich, presents a task."More about
a Play-off against RB München, The polar bear will make your Trainer proudClaus Vetter
And this task should be from the point of view of the polar bears a permanent. It takes on Friday first of all, another home win. Then the series goes on until far into the next week – second long Pause is included.