Wow what an evening.
The EC Peiting and the Blue Devils Weiden gave each other nothing on Friday.
When the score was 8: 8, the ice hockey league game went into overtime.
Peiting - How often would your hands have flown over your head?
How often would the fans have screamed with joy - and cursed out of anger.
How often would the fans have hugged each other and cheered together.
In a normal season, what the EC Peiting and the Blue Devils Weiden offered on Friday evening would have sparked a firework of emotions - and provided some ice hockey fans with an unbeatable evening together.
But it's not a normal season.
And so the audience was denied access to the Peitinger ice stadium that evening.
Instead, the followers were able to follow the action as usual on the screen.
After all, whoever did that had at least an exciting time in front of the television or computer - even when it was prime time.
With 17 goals.
And a decision in the extension.
The climax follows the climax
Usually every game has its highlights.
But this top division game on Friday reliably delivers highlights around the clock.
Martin Mazanec puts the Peitinger in the lead in the sixth minute.
And initiates the scoring.
However, initially not for the ECP.
The second row of Weideners has its particularly effective four minutes in the initial phase.
Dennis Thielsch curves around Peiting's goalie Florian Hechenrieder (8th).
Martin Heinisch slams the puck from the left into the box in the upper right corner (9th) and pulls through for the Peitinger (12th) if the penalty is indicated.
Zack, game turned.
Weiden leads 3: 1.
Daniel Reichert succeeds in the connection goal, but only 32 seconds later Edgars Homjakovs shoots the 4: 2 for Weiden.
The end of this crazy first third is Ty Morris: When falling, he pushes the puck just over the line - says the referee, the Weideners see it differently.
Anyway - the hit counts.
In the case of a 5: 3 majority, the Peitinger striker adds the equalizer.
And so both teams met four times before the first break - and are still not in the lead.
The second third begins like the first: Peiting hits.
Simon Maier recovers a pass from Morris.
And again, only a short time later, Weiden compensates.
Heinisch makes it 5: 5.
It is the guests' first power play goal.
And that is also the advantage of the Peitinger in this game: They are better when they are outnumbered, they score reliably when they are outnumbered.
This is now paying off.
Because Weiden affords two two-minute penalties in the middle section - and pays them dearly with goals conceded.
First ECP captain Andreas Feuerecker takes advantage, then Martin Hlozek.
And so it goes with a 7: 5 lead for the Peitinger in the last third.
The important balance in the power play - again
Dennis Palka equalized the Weidenern with a double pack.
As incomplete as the defensive lines of both teams are, the strikers shine effectively on this day.
And so it is not surprising that Thielsch shoots the guests 8: 7 in the lead when the Peitinger leave him standing all alone in front of the box.
But is that supposed to have been seven minutes before the end?
Of course not.
Because Peiting has Ty Morris, this fighter with a bite.
And he pulls off vigorously in the majority game, first meeting teammate Aziz Ehliz and then the goal.
Hechenrieder saved three times in the last two minutes of the game.
The fans will thank him.
Because this goes into overtime - more time for fan enjoyment.
But there it really ends after 3:51 minutes.
Ralf Herbst gives Weiden the victory.
And Peiting the bitter realization that sometimes even eight goals are not enough for a success.
EC Peiting - Blue Devils Weiden 8: 9
(4: 4, 3: 1, 1: 3, 0: 1)
1: 0 (5:38) Mazanec (Nagtzaam / Reichert / 5-4), 1 : 1 (7:12) Thielsch (Homjakovs / Heinisch), 1: 2 (8:46) Heinisch (Rubes / Schreyer), 1: 3 (11:18) Heinisch (Müller / Thielsch), 2: 3 (14: 16) Reichert (Hlozek / Nagtzaam), 2: 4 (14:48) Homjakovs (Pronath / Palka), 3: 4 (17:12) Morris (Heger / Hlozek), 4: 4 (18:25) Morris (Mazanec / Nagtzaam / 5-3).
5: 4 (22:09) S. Maier (Morris / Heger), 5: 5 (26:52) Heinisch (Müller / Rubes / 5-4), 6: 5 (31:51) Feuerecker ( Heger / Morris / 5-4), 7: 5 (38:45) Hlozek (Nagtzaam / Reichert / 5-4).
7: 6 (45:56) Palka (Homjakovs (Jakob), 7: 7 (49:54) Palka (Jakob / Homjakovs), 7: 8 (53:50) Thielsch (Müller / Rubes), 8 : 8 (56:19) Ehliz (Morris / Feuerecker / 5-4).
8: 9 (63:50) Herbst (Homjakovs / Thielsch).
Peiting 6, Weiden 12.
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