SC BERN vs EV ZUG 2-1
Bern is alive, is very much alive! The Bears delivered a top notch performance in terms of fighting spirit and earned a 2-1 comeback win against Zug.
The mere fact that these two teams could face each other at the quarterfinal stages is mouthwatering for the neutral passionates. Bears and Bulls in fact, gifted the fans with a very intense and eventful game last night. A game that was overall balanced. A game during which Zug was even unlucky at times… but frankly speaking, and with all due respect, it was about time that Bern could also enjoy some of the so-called “puck luck”.
The fact remains that the fans had fun. We watched the game only on TV, but we had the impression that finally – after a long while… – the PostFinance Arena was on fire.
Dan Tangnes’ guys were able to take the lead after 13 minutes and 48 seconds of play thanks to Andreas Martinsen, and then even had several chances to extend their lead. But Hans Kossmann’s troops fought very hard from start to finish, they could count on Tomi Karhunen at the top of his game… and made the difference in the second half of the central period, when Simon Moser and Andrew Ebbett (PP goal) turned the score around!
Everything could happend after the second break. And the game remained intense and even spectacular. But finally, the score didn’t change until the end and the Bears could celebrate three very important points other than sending a clear message to the whole league… do you know what we mean?
THE GUY ON FIRE
For starters, Hans Kossmann was already able to get the Bears out of hibernation mode but most and above all he was already able to revive the PostFinance Arena… that was easy, right? Or maybe not.