Salzburg moved on Friday night in the third game of the best of the five semifinal series against Black Vings Linz. 3: 0 in Salzburger Eisareni meant promotion to the final on April 4, and this series will be the best of five and starts in Salzburg. Red Bulls starts his fifth title after 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Already defeated last year's KAC champion was surprisingly eliminated before the quarter-finals.
"Break is good"
"It was a victory for a team and a character, we wanted to win more, no matter who we are against, we have a defense against both," said Salzburg coach Don Johnson. His team now has a full week to prepare for the finals. "The break is good, we can prepare ourselves in peace and in a targeted way," he added.
Bruckler as a happy charm
Some lucky charm should also be Salzburg goalkeeper Bernd Bruckler. Having been used in the quarter-finals in a 0-2 result in the Dornbirn series, "bulls" did not lose more matches. After all, it's already seven in a row. However, the finals will go into action without American defense lawyer Brian Fahey, who had previously completed the season after the injury.
At the end of the season, he was forced to Linzera. "We were absolutely hopeless in the series – I would not think that before", Linz Christian Perthaler manager asked himself on behalf of Upper Austrian. The black wingers were satisfied with overall performance. More than 800 road fans greeted with their applause.
VSV catches against South Tyrol
With an impressive 5-1 victory in Bolzano, Villach SV returned to the game after a series of 0-2 deficits for the finals ended. Now, the Karonians on Sunday can create their own ice 2: 2 and force the match on Tuesday (19.15.) In Bolzano – and postpone the masters to be held at least once in Salzburg. (APA)