HC FRIBOURG GOTTÉRON vs SC RAPPERSWIL-JONA LAKERS 4-1
Fribourg Gottéron prevailed 4-1 against Rapperswil and therefore earned their first “3 points” win of the season at the 7th attempt!
That’s enough in order to describe as “positive” the first game after the end of Mark French’s era. When a team changes coach, oftentimes the players give put their heart and soul in the following game… and that’s what happened also last night. Frankly speaking, the troops coached for now by Pavel Rosa and Christian Dubé, outplayed Rappi for most of the game. Moreover, Daniel Brodin’s goal scored after only 118 minutes of play served as a further confidence booster.
The fact is that the first period turned out to be some sort of one-sided affair in favour of the hosts, and it was therefore no accident that Killian Mottet scored a second goal shortly before the first break.
During the central period we expected a fierce reaction from Tomlinson’s guys, whom, however, looked tired after the efforts of the previous night… and that led them to be way too undisciplined. Gottéron on the other hand looked sort of rebord and, during the second part of the second third, they extended their lead to 4-goals thanks to Matthias Rossi (during a PP situation) and again Daniel Brodin!
At that point the game was over. Rappi showed some pride during the final third and found the way to score the consolation goal during a power-play situation with Casey Wellmann… after which Reto Berra had a very bad reaction ugly to see. But that reaction showed that currently the Dragons are quite nervous and just can’t wait to start their season for real.
THE GUY ON FIRE
Daniel Brodin was pure energy! And he even scored two goals… he was the perfect image of Fribourg Gottéron’s good will last night!