Tölzer Löwen also lose the fourth comparison with promoted Landshut: 2: 3 loss.
Landshut / Bad Tölz - The fact that EV Landshut no longer joins the guild of Tölz's favorite opponents this year goes without saying given the three previous defeats. But the lions have not been as painful as in the fourth attempt. They shot a lead for the second time at the start of the final phase. After an inconceivable blunder by Silo Martinovic, who preferred Kevin Gaudet over Max Franzreb, Tölz ended up with 2: 3 lacquered like never before.
After the defeats against Lower Bavaria, the play-off participation for Tölz is increasingly a tremendous game. "It is incredible, I have never seen it before," Gaudet could not hide his disappointment. After the game on Friday, which was disappointing with the result, but with a few omissions, several questions arose in the cold ice stadium on Gutenbergweg, which needs restoration: Is the team aware of their often too complicated style of play? Does she find ways to regain her lost self-image in Powerplay? What changes does Gaudet have in store? Probably the easiest point to solve. Because not only Sasa Martinovic - in Landshut with rails and crutches behind the player's bench - fell out of the squad. Christoph Kiefersauer also reported sick. This left three blocks offensive and defensive; Perspective player Maxi Leitner, who was nominated for the flight, received no ice ages.
However, the rating of the overpayment game was ambivalent. In the first attempt, Tyler McNeely sank the rebound after Marco Pfleger's tight shot to 1: 0. The second test run was similar to the mistakes of the previous weeks, and after that there was no numerical advantage for a long time.
Up to ten minutes before the end of the game. Then Max Brandl suddenly ran alone to Silo Martinovic, who sharply defused the counterattack. Because Brandl then resorted to unfair means, Tölz stood on the ice with two more players. And even if it was not long to look at, at the very end Shawn Weller netted for 2-1.
However, the narrow lead was not enough for the first win against the promoted team. Four minutes before the end, Landshut's Robbie Czarnik falsified a flick from Philipp Messing in front of Martinovic to 2: 2. But that's not all. Martinovic went down on the harmless shot from Czarnik, his hands supposedly on the glass. Just as referee Christian Oswald shoved the pipe into his mouth, the puck slid under the goalie's body over the goal line. "It was a home decision," Gaudet was sure that the whistle had already been given. Oswald completely rejected the video evidence. "That was unfair, he stole a point from us," the otherwise reserved coach found clear words.
EV Landshut - EC Bad Tölz 3: 2 (1: 1; 0: 0; 2: 1)
Goals: 0: 1 (9:31) Mc Neely (Pfleger / MacKenzie, 5-4); 1: 1 (11:50) Pompei (Czarnik / Plihal, 5-4); 1: 2 (51:06) Weller (Dibelka / MacKenzie, 5-4), 2: 2 (55:39) Czarnik (brass / Pompei), 3: 2 (57:06) Czarnik (Pompei), - Penalty minutes: Landshut 10, Tölz 10, - Referee: Haupt / Oswald, viewers: 2923.