- Davos wins 6: 3 in Bern thanks to 5 Stransky goals.
- Leader Freiburg returns to victory (3-1 against Ambri).
- Master Zug converts a 1: 2 deficit into a 6: 2 victory in Lugano.
- Lausanne, Geneva and Biel are also enjoying great success.
SC Bern – HC Davos 3: 6
Like against Zug on Friday, SC Bern got off to a good start. After 4 minutes, Calle Andersson put the Mutzen in the lead. Dominik Kahun had prepared well worth seeing. But then Matej Stransky’s hour struck. The Czech struck five times ice cold (11th / 26th / 44th / 44th / 57th): At 3: 1, he refined the brilliant pass from Dennis Rasmussen close to the gang. The 4: 1 he succeeded in the power play. Before the 5: 1 only 43 seconds later he licked the window of Timothy Kast from the rear of Bern and at 6: 2 he loaded SCB goalie Philip Wüthrich with a penalty. The 28-year-old provided the explanation as to why he had been voted the best player of the last season in his home country. Davos celebrated its 7th victory de suite.
Freiburg – Ambri 3-1
Leader HC Friborg-Gottéron has returned to victory. Christian Dubé’s team, who lost on Friday for the first time after 10 wins in a row, showed the required reaction. After two power play goals in the starting third, the Saanestädter were on course against Ambri. Killian Mottet was concerned with his second goal of the evening after 37 minutes for the preliminary decision. His shot was spot on. Goalie Benjamin Conz was taken from the point of view. The only mistake of the evening by Dubé: the unsuccessful Coaches Challenge after the 1: 2 by André Heim in the 28th minute.
Biel – Rapperswil-Jona Lakers 3: 2
EHC Biel consolidated 2nd place thanks to a hard-fought home win. The decisive factor in favor of the Zealanders were two goals in the majority from Toni Rajala. The Finn scored to 2-1 and after 52 minutes to 3-2. The Lakers, who had taken the lead through Dominic Lammer after exactly one minute of play, could no longer react.
Genf-Servette – SCL Tigers 3:2
Geneva-Servette is experiencing an extremely difficult season. Last season’s playoff finalist was only able to celebrate 4 wins in 16 games. The French-speaking Swiss were only successful twice in their own stadium. Against Langnau, home win number 3 became a fact. It didn’t look good for Geneva at first. Despite numerous outnumbered situations, they were 1: 2 behind after 40 minutes. The hosts conceded the second goal by Pesonen in a power play. Coach Patrick Emond’s team did better in the final third: Daniel Winnik equalized at 5 against 4, Roger Karrer scored the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute.
Lugano – train 2: 6
On Friday, after a strong final spurt in Langnau, Lugano suffered a bitter 5-6 defeat after extra time. From this setback, the Ticino team showed that they had recovered well in the home game against Zug. Thanks to goals from Mirco Müller (outnumbered) and Calvin Thürkauf, the hosts led to the first break 2-1. The champions were able to react and made a 4-2 lead from the deficit in the middle third. Lugano couldn’t find an answer to that. In the third victory for the EVZ in a row, Marco Müller stood out with 3 goals.
Ajoie – Lausanne 2: 6
Ajoie is slipping deeper and deeper into the crisis. Against Lausanne, it was the sixth consecutive defeat for the newly promoted team. The groundbreaking scenes occurred in the final phase of the start third. After 18:09 minutes, Jiri Sekac shot the Vaudois with a 2-1 lead. Just 10 seconds later Eigenmann suffered a major dropout, which Christoph Bertschy used to make it 3-1. Michael Froliks increased after 57 seconds in the second third and already made the decision.