HC DAVOS – SC RAPPERSWI-JONA LAKERS


Davos earned 3 match points and therefore can put this troubled season in front of their own fans tonight. Frankly speaking, the Ibexes are by now more and more the favourites to win this playout final… even though Rapperswil, they proved it also in game-4, are not a quitter and have every intention to extend the series at least to game-6!


THE SERIES

HC Davos vs SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 3-1


LEADING SCORERS OF THE SERIES

6 punti – Felicien Du Bois (0G, 6A)

3 points – Casey Wellmann (1G, 2A)


PLAYOUT FINAL – GAME-5 – 04.04.2019

HC DAVOS vs SC RAPPERSWIL-JONA LAKERS – Vaillant Arena – 20:00


One way or another, Davos are 3-1 ahead in the series and this is all that matters. It was not self-evident… the Ibexes in fact, had everything to lose in this playout final. So far, however, they’ve been the better side and proved to have all it takes to go on holiday tonight.

WHAT DID WORK

Key players

The key players – the more experienced ones – are making the difference. Felicien Du Bois, Anton Rödin, Andres Ambühl, Enzo Corvi, Perttu Lindgren, Marc Wieser… they’re all an example to follow and never give up. Moreover, they’re tallying a lot of points.

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

Ability to kill the game

Davos are able to put Rapperswil under pressure most of the time… but are unable to kill the games and this allows the Lakers to have a chance until the end. We mean, the Ibexes should become more merciless.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Perttu Lindgren

He played two games in this playout final and tallied 4 points… the top class Finnish forward is giving it all for Davos and is doing his best to help the team to go on holiday as soon as possible.

Rapperswil are up against the wall and it’s difficult to imagine they can win three consecutive games against Davos. Even if only because they’ve been unable to win to consecutive games throughout the whole season. However, Jeff Tomlinson’s troops proved during game-4 that they still believe they can make it… and tonight, we’re pretty sure they will be a tough nut to crack.

WHAT DID WORK

Scoring percentage

Rapperswil have been struggling to score throughout the whole Regular Season… during this playout final instead, the Lakers have a 10.5% scoring percentage whis is remarkable. We mean, Tomlinson’s guys finally became more accurate in front of the net.

WHAT CAN IMPROVE

That little extra something

Rapperswil are very committed and determined… they’re even a tough nut to crack. Our impression, however, is that the Lakers aren’t able to do that “little extra something” that would allow them to win more games.

THE PLAYER “ON FIRE”

Dion Knelsen

Dion Knelsen is an example to follow. He tallied “only” 2 points in 4 games… but he’s giving it all and he’s bringing a lot of energy into the games.


HEAD TO HEAD SERIES STATS







 

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