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Final after final: EC Peiting gives everything and hopes for a great backdrop


Now it counts: EC Peiting has to win the fourth duel with the "Tilburg Trappers". Coach Anton Saal is confident and also relies on the "sixth man".

Now it counts: EC Peiting has to win the fourth duel with the "Tilburg Trappers".

Coach Anton Saal is confident and also relies on the "sixth man".

Peiting - The defeat in the third duel with the "Tilburg Trappers" (we reported) gave Anton Saal no rest.

On the bus ride home from the Netherlands, the EC Peiting coach watched the video of the game.

“I had to be a bit annoyed about that,” admitted Saal.

His squad showed a strong first third against the "Trappers" - "the best of the season," said Saal.

However, the Upper Bavarians didn't manage to reward themselves and score a goal.

Therefore, the ECP is now under pressure in the Oberliga Round of 16 in the home game this Friday (7.30 p.m.).

EC Peiting in the play-offs against "Tilburg Trappers"

"The chances were there," said Saal, looking at a few solo efforts and three hits on the post and crossbar in the game that was lost 4-0.

Another sticking point was the majority game.

Two more Peitingers stood on the ice for almost two minutes twice without it hitting the Tilburg box.

"The 'Trappers' play very well with a man down," said Saal.

The own majority game, on the other hand, “was too cerebral.

We wanted to force it too much.”

On the other hand, the Dutch have shown themselves to be much more calm in the power play in the previous three games.

The 'Trappers' scored four goals out of 17 majority situations, while the Peitingen team was not yet able to capitalize on their numerical superiority (13 power play/zero goals).

So the special teams are an important factor in the series against Tilburg.

The special teams play a special role

On Friday, in the fourth duel, they should work on the Peitinger side.

For the ECP, it's a true endgame of the endgame.

The side need a win to force a crucial fifth game (on Sunday in Tilburg).

"For this we absolutely need the support from the ranks as the sixth man," Saal hopes for a full house and a noisy crowd that will push his team forward.

Then the pain from one or the other injury, which the people from Peiting suffered through their physical-intensive game with a lot of effort, will be put away more easily.

"I don't think there is a player who doesn't have a bruise," says Saal.

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Defender Tobias Beck also lost half a tooth in Tilburg on Tuesday.

"It's amazing how self-sacrificingly the boys fight.

In this way they also make up for their physical inferiority to the 'Trappers'”, Saal praises the commitment of his men.

In the home game he can rely on the same squad as on Tuesday in Tilburg.

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“We will also play with four rows again to save a few grains.

The young players have done a great job so far,” says the ECP coach.

Saal, father of twins since Wednesday, is absolutely confident that his squad can beat the favored Dutchmen a second time on home ice and that game number five will be about qualifying for the quarter-finals.

"Given the atmosphere in our dressing room, I'm firmly convinced that we'll win the home game."

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-03-24

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