LAUSANNE HC vs HC LUGANO 2-3 (SO)
Lugano earned a 3-2 shootout road win against Lausanne at the end of a game that was quite boring for most of the time. After all, this is nothing new when the Lions Vaudois are playing… the latter, as we all know, are capable of delivering dominant performances but also emotionless ones.
Let’s talk about Lugano, anyway: point lost or two points earned? Both things. In our opinion, Serge Pelletier’s troops delivered a very smart performance. They were able to score the right goals at the right time and you can’t even say that they had a real “black out”, considering that the two goals conceded were rather “random” and not the fruit of a huge pressure of the hosts.
Let’s talk about Lausanne now: two (or three…) points lost or a point earned? Also in this case, both things. In our opinion, Lausanne delivered yet another emotionless performance. Few good scoring chances but that’s it. Then, however, the Lions Vaudois were able to take the momentum on their side… but didn’t take full advantage of that.
We mean, all things considered, we think that the final score makes sense.
After a goalless first period, Lugano scored the first goal of the night with Matteo Romanenghi shortly before the half-an-hour mark. After that, during the early stages of the third period, Luca Fazzini extended the visitors lead. Game over? Not really, because as we said – a bit accidentally – Lausanne tied things up in few minutes thanks to Yannick Herren and Dustin Jeffrey. But Lugano won the game right at that moment. Because they didn’t panic, they reacted well and finally earned the extra point thanks to Romain Loeffell after an endless series of missed shootouts.
THE GUY ON FIRE
It’s true, he missed one, if now two, chances to seal the deal during the overtime period. Shooting, is not his main strength, after all. Overall, however, he delivered a top notch and smart defensive performance.