HC FRIBOURG GOTTÉRON vs LAUSANNE HC 3-2 (OT)
Fribourg Gottéron earned a 3-2 overtime comeback win against Lausanne and therefore got back immediately to winning ways after the defeat suffered in Ambrì on Friday night.
Let’s face it, the game played between Dragons and Lions Vaudois wasn’t spectacular. Overall, we think it’s safe to say that Lausanne would have deserved more than an overtime defeat, even if only because they had more of the puck possession. Yet, you can’t absolutely say that Fribourg Gottéron “stole” the game.
Christian Dubé’s troops in fact fought hard, they never gave up also when the momentum looked unfavorable and finally were able to make the difference at the key moments of the game.
The first period of play was some sort of snooze-festival. The Lions Vaudois had few more scoring chanced though, and took the lead thanks to Petteri Lindbohm after 14 minutes and 56 seconds of play. After the first break then, the game revived mostly because Gottéron increased their level of play… which allowed them, shortly before the second break, to score a well-deserved tying goal with Killian Mottet.
Anything could happen during in the last third, during which Lausanne – even though were not at the top of their game – played slightly better and even restored their lead with Joël Vermin at 9 minutes to the end. That could have been a huge blow for the hosts… and instead, the Dragons were able to score another tying goal with David Desharnais almost immediately and then, most and above all, were able to score the game winning goal with Viktor Stalberg during a power-play opportunity 93 seconds into the overtime period!
To sum up. Both teams could have won this one. Overall, perhaps Lausanne would have deserved something more. But overall, Fribourg Gottéron played more as a Team, with a real T. It’s as simple as that.
THE GUY ON FIRE
You almost don’t see him for 61 minutes and 33 seconds… then, he score the game winning goal. At times invisible but decisive!