Lausanne perfectly negotiated the 40th day of the National League. The Vaudois dominated Langnau 4-0 at Ilfis, while Gottéron had to go on penalties to beat Ambri 3-2.
This is called a solid performance. In the Emmental, Lausanne delivered a serious match in an never obvious context. Because Langnau at home is a tough opponent for all National League teams.
But the men of Ville Peltonen managed to curb the Bernese efforts. After an initial scoreless third, the Lions struck twice in 46 seconds thanks to Herren (22nd) and Traber (23rd). Note that this is Traber’s first goal in the Lausanne jersey. The former Geneva striker, better known for his fists than his hands, had to wait for his 101st game with the Lions to light the lamp.
The LHC made the difference in numerical inferiority on an excellent game by Josh Jooris who gave Dustin Jeffrey the 3-0 on a plateau. The Vaudois were advancing 4 against 5 after Heldner had taken 5 minutes of the penalty together with a misconduct of the match for an impressive charge on Robbie Earl who had to go out on a stretcher.
Tobias Stephan recorded his third shutout of the season. This success allows the people of Lausanne to get some air from the bar. The Lions will try to achieve a perfect weekend Saturday evening by welcoming Friborg.
Two points for Friborg
Dragons who had a hint of luck not to suffer a defeat and to leave the ice with a pointed zero. But on the reduction of the Friborg score, the Léventins did not ask for a coach challenge when there was an offside Friborg. And during the penalty session, Mottet had a contentious success that mobilized the referees for long minutes in front of their screen. The Ticino people have also filed a protest which is unlikely to succeed.
In terms of good news for HCFG, there is the fact of having managed to come back from 0-2 to 2-2 thanks to Vauclair (52nd) and Gunderson (59th). And given the absentees on the Friborg side, these two points are worth almost three. Almost because this result still leaves the Dragons at six points from the bar.
Very bizarre match in Rapperswil where Bienne won 6-4. The Zealanders led 3-1 before seeing the St. Welshmen take the lead 4-3 just before the end of the middle third. But the players of Antti Törmänen recovered in the last third won 3-0. Rajala, Riat and Ullström were the executioners of the Lakers. But as has been the case for some time, Biel must imperatively put its defense in order, otherwise it will face a complicated spring.
In the last match of the evening, Lugano scored their seventh victory in nine matches in 2020. A 2-1 success in Zug with an excellent Sandro Zurkirchen. What has characterized the Lugan game since the takeover of Serge Pelletier is the defensive foundation shown by his players. Even against Zug, one of the best attacks in the country, the Bianconeri did not break. With their 58 points, the Ticino are moving away from the bar.