Medveščak had a lead 3:1 after the first period, with goals from Morley (11', 13') and Netik (19'), while Brod (16') scored for guests. Linz equalized through Lebler (25') and Locke (28'). Zagreb players scored for the lead again through Olden (38'), but only a minute before the end of the second period Lukas equalized again. The third period and overtime went with no goals, and in shootout the Linz goalkeeper Ouzas excelled and defended all three shots from Medveščak players, and Leber was the only one to score for the win.
»It's a shame, I am sorry that we missed the win. Everything was on our side, but we obviously still have a problem with powerplay. It started well, but Linz came back quickly and didn't surrender to the end«, commented Sašo Rajsar, and added: »We don't have much time until the next game. We must do the work to get even better and revenge to Villach for the away loss from the season start, in front of our supporters.«
The Bears hold the 9th position with 12 points, and their next game is already on Tuesday, in Zagreb, vs. Villach (7.15 p.m.)
KHL Medveščak Zagreb –EC LIWEST Blak Wings Linz 4:5 SO
(3:1, 1:3, 0:0, 0:0, 0:1)
EBEL, The Ice Hall of Dom sportova, 4789 spectators
Referees: TRILAR V., ZRNIC M.; PAGON N., ZGONC G.
1:0 MZA Morley T. (10:04 / Poyhonen M.,Privitera A. / EQ)
2:0 MZA Morley T. (12:12 / Olden S. / EQ)
2:1 EHL Broda J. (15:54 / Dowell J.,Hofer F. / PP)
3:1 MZA Netik T. (18:14 / Tikkanen H.,Morley T. / 5:3 PP)
3:2 EHL Lebler B. (24:08 / Locke C.,D'Aversa J. / EQ)
3:3 EHL Locke C. (27:51 / Lukas R.,Lebler B. / EQ)
4:3 MZA Olden S. (37:21 / Morley T.,Jankovic I. / EQ)
4:4 EHL Lukas R. (38:58 / Hofer F.,Locke C. / EQ)
4:5 EHL Lebler B. (65:00 / GWS)
SHOOTS ON GOAL: 42- 43
PENALTIES: 12 min- 29 min
MEDVEŠČAK: MacIntyre D. / Privitera A., Cepon M., Poyhonen M., Ficur B., Tikkanen H., Kudelka T., Kegalj B. / Brine D., Zanoski T., Simsic N., Olden S., Mahbod S., Jarcov L., Jankovic I., Koskiranta T., Netik T., Rajsar S., Morley T., Aviani M.
LIWEST BW LINZ: Janny F. / D'Aversa J., Dorion M., Kragl G., Freunschlag S., Kirchschläger E., Fechtig B., Lukas R., Piche S. / Lebler B., Ober L., Schofield R., Franz D., Broda J., Lukas P., Dowell J., Hofer F., Spannring P., Gaffal S., Moderer K., Locke C.
Author: HINA, EBEL
Photo: MDVPRess / I.Soban, Pixsell