LAUSANNE HC – EV ZUG


So far the home advantage turned out to be crucial in the series. Zug won twice at home in two games and Lausanne won their home game. Overall, the Bulls are proving the strongest side… yet, it would be a huge mistake to write off the Lions Vaudois!


THE SERIES

EV Zug vs Lausanne HC 2-1


LEADING SCORERS OF THE SERIES

6 points – Garrett Roe (2G, 4A)

2 points – Yannick Herren (0G, 2A), Mika Partanen (0G, 2A)


SEMIFINAL – GAME-4 – 02.04.2019

LAUSANNE HC vs EV ZUG – Malley 2.0 – 20:00


Lausanne are coming off a frustrating 5-0 defeat… on Saturday night at the Bossard Arena in fact, the Lions Vaudois have been able to stand up to Zug only during the first few minutes of the game. Then, they’ve been literally outplayed. The impression from the outside is, moreover, that they were also a bit tired.

WHAT DID WORK

Game-2

During the first two periods of game-2, Lausanne played some high level hockey. That’s what they need if they want to have a chance to prevail against the strong Zug. We mean, Ville Peltonen’s troops proved capalbe of getting Zug into trouble.

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

Consistency

In order to be effective, Lausanne’s hockey style requires a lot of efforts. The Lions Vaudois though, must find a way, as far as possible, the be more consistent over the arc of the 60 minutes and from game to game.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Lukas Frick

Lausanne struggled during game-3 in Zug… also Lukas somehow did. Anyway, Lukas Frick is having some terrific playoffs and we’re pretty sure that he will continue to make his contribution tonight and until the end of the series.

Zug’s performance during game-3 flirted with perfection… and also during the previous games, overall, the Bulls proved to be the better side. In fact, the only things Dan Tangnes’ troops have to do is… to keep it up! This team has all it takes to go a very long way this season.

WHAT DID WORK

Performances

Zug’s performances are really top notch. The Bulls are solid in the defensive zone, they’re disciplined in the neutral zone and unpredictable in the offensive zone. We mean, that’s what a modern team who can play some entertaining hockey is all about!

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

Take advantage of the momentum

In light of Saturday night game, it’s difficult to say what can improve. Thinking about game-2, however – the one lost in Lausanne – we are led to believe that Zug may not be “experienced” enough to take advantage of the favourable momentums. In this regard, in our opinion, tonight’s game is gonna be a real litmus test.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Garrett Roe

Garrett Roe is literally “on fire”! The American forward is driving Lausanne’s defensemen nuts. He scores and he set up his teammates… he brings a lot of energy into the games… we mean, he’s already running for MVP of the playoffs. No doubt about it.


HEAD TO HEAD SERIES STATS







 

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