81 minutes’ penalty!
The Augsburg Panthers and the Fishtown Pinguins Bremerhaven are fighting a poisonous and torous duel for the playoffs in the DEL.
The Augsburg Panthers and the Fishtown Penguins Bremerhaven have fought the fiercest duel of the 50. Matchday in the DEL.
The referees in Augsburg’s Curt-Frenzel Stadium awarded a total of 81 minutes of penalties, scoring a total of eleven goals.
In the end, the Northerners won 6:5 (2:2,4:2,0:1) and finished 5th in the table and made the move into the pre-playoffs clear (DEL table).
For Augsburg, on the other hand, hopes for the post-season are dwindling.
“I’ve never played such a game in my life, so many penalties. But in the end we were lucky,”said Kevin Lavalle to SPORT1.
Bremerhaven went by a double strike of Mike Moore in the 7. and 8. In the second minute, Augsburg took a 2-0 lead before Augsburg countered in the first period.
With two powerplay goals from Thomas Holzmann (9th) and Gabe Guentzel (19th) the hosts balanced out again.
In the second period, the hard game threatened to get out of joint completely. Due to the many penalty times, the special teams were almost always on ice.
Jordan Owens scored 3-2 for the penguins (22nd), Wade Bergman (24th) and Kris Newbury (25th) and even shot out a 5-2 lead with two powerplay goals.
But Augsburg also responded with two overpaid goals. Simon Sezemsky (27th) and Trevor Parkes (32nd) brought their team to 4:5.
This was followed by the most controversial scene of the match: Augsburg’s Trevor Parkes checked Bremerhavens Nicholas Jensen hard against the gang. Jensen suffered a laceration to his head, had to be treated on the ice.
Parkes was given a time penalty for boarding the plane, but as the punishment was not hard enough for him, Jensen rushed towards the impartial people on the ice and pointed to his bleeding wound.
As soon as the waves had calmed down a bit, Bremerhaven made the preliminary decision: Jason Bast met the penguins in a four-on-four for the penguins 6:4.
Augsburg scored a fifth powerplay goal in the final period, but the penguins saved their lead over time and made the move into the pre-playoffs clear.
In the top game of the 50. On the second day of the match, the Eisbären Berlin won 3-2 (1-0,2-1,0-0,1-0,1-0) in a duel with Champion Munich, the only club to give up their Olympic starters, and maintained their two-point lead over the Nuremberg Ice Tigers in second place.
With a 2:1 (1:0,1:1,1:0,0:0) the Franconians put a damper on the hopes of the eleventh-placed Düsseldorf EC team to participate in the pre-play-offs. The winning goal for the Ice Tigers was scored by silver medallist Leo Pföderl.