Two teams played each other already two times this season. In both cases the Austrian side was victorious. Winning 5:1 at home and then 2:5 in Zagreb. Currently, Red Bull Salzburg sits at 5th place in the table with 65 points this season. In their last 10 matches, they won 3 matches in regulation, 1 in the shootout and lost 5 in regulation and 1 in overtime.
John Hughes leads the team with 43 points in 38 matches. Austrian winger Thomas Raffl is second with 35 points in 33 matches. Winger Ryan Duncan also has 35 points in 36 matches. John Hughes was also tied for the most points during Salzburg's Champions Hockey League run with nine.
In net in EBEL Steve Michalek played in 21 games while Lukas Herzog has 18 games played. Michalek poses 2.94 goals against average with 89.4% save percentage while Herzog concedes 2.58 goals per match and stops 90.3% of shots.
Michalek had a bigger edge in the Champions Hockey League where he played in 10 matches compared to Herzog in 3. In those 10 he had 93.3% save percentage and 1.9 goals against average.
Salzburg is quite effective on power play converting 23.2% of the chances. The Bears are at 15.2%. Salzburg is 2nd in the league in penalty kill with 83.6% penalties not resulting in a goal while the Bears prevent 73.1%.
Both teams have the least overall penalty minute. The Bears are first with 362 while Salzburg second with 371.
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