SC RAPPERSWI-JONA LAKERS vs HC DAVOS


Davos are 2-1 ahead in the series but – as game-3 taught us – you can’t take anything for granted. Rapperswil in fact made clear, one way or another, that they’re not willing to be the Ibexes “sparring partner” during this playout final.


THE SERIES

HC Davos vs SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 2-1


LEADING SCORERS OF THE SERIES

4 points – Andres Ambühl (1G, 3A)

3 points – Casey Wellmann (1G, 2A)


PLAYOUT FINAL – GAME-4 – 02.04.2019

SC RAPPERSWIL-JONA LAKERS vs HC DAVOS – St. Gallerkantonalbank Arena – 20:00


Rapperswil looked up against the wall and instead – one way or another – were able to win game-3 in Davos and therefore gifted themselves with the opportunity to keep hoping. Saturday’s night win was a huge confidence booster for Jeff Tomlinson’s troops… and tonight, they want to give their fans a magic night!

WHAT DID WORK

Accuracy

Rapperswil are way too often under pressure… Rapperswil aren’t able to create countless scoring chances… but they’re able to convert the few they have! During the playout final, the Lakers dramatically increased their scoring percentage compared to the Regular Season and this is great!

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

Performances

Let’s face it, it’s unthinkable to win 3 more games if you keep on playing like on Saturday night in Davos… Rapperswil must find a way to get Davos into more trouble over the arc of the 60 minutes of play. We mean, they should find a way to become more proactive.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Dion Knelsen

And eventually Dion Knelsen is seriously giving it all during this playout final! He tallied 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist)… most and above all, however, he’s a real example to follow for all his teammates. Keep it up, Dion!

Right now for Davos it’s time to stay calm… the Ibexes have done everything in their power to win game-3 in front of their fans and to gift themselves with a match point for tonight. In the end, however, they couldn’t make it and are now forced to play at least one more home games. We’re really curious to see how Vitolinsh’s troops will approach the game tonight.

WHAT DID WORK

Pressure

Davos are able to put Rapperswil under huge pressure. If they keep it up, it’s likely that they will earn the two more wins required to go on holiday as soon as possible.

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

Kill the games

It looks like Davos lack of “killer instinct”. That instinct that allow you to win the games or to kill them. During the first two games of the playout final the Ibexes were able nevertheless to win… in game-3, instead, they paid a high price because of their lack of accuracy in front of the net.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Andres Ambühl

Also Andres should become more accurate in front of the net… having said that, however, Ambühl seriusly but his heart to win this final. As a real Captain, he’s an example to follow for the teammates!


HEAD TO HEAD SERIES STATS







 

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