KAC clearly won the match against HC Pustertal

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Regular season champions EC-KAC had no trouble in their first game against semi-final debutant HC Pustertal. “Red Jackets” sat in one The Heidi Horton Arena was once again sold out with a clear score of 7:1. Lucas Houdam dominated the first third. The attacker scored twice and was on the scoreboard for the first time since February 2nd. Bustard was also an enemy then. Klagenfurt added three goals in the interval. Nicky Krause (28th), Johannes Bischöberger (30th) and Steven Strong (34th) scored. In the final minutes of the third, the visitors made life even more difficult for themselves. Ryan Stanton received a game misconduct penalty for a “check to the head” and Arwin Atwal had to go to the penalty box with ten minutes to go. Klagenfurt opened the final period with a power play and promptly scored to make it 6-0. Back in goal was Bischöberger, who notched his fourth brace of the season. KAC's seventh goal was scored by Raphael Herburger. Sebastian Tamm was denied a shutout in goal for the regular season champions as David Morley scored a consolation goal with seven minutes to play. KAC is yet to lose a semi-final series winning by one game. Game two of the “best-of-7” series takes place Friday at the already sold-out Intercable Arena in Bruneck.

EC-KAC – HC Pustertal 7:1 (2:0, 3:0, 2:1)
Referees: OFNER, STERNAT, Mantovani, Zgonc. | Audience: 4,375
The “best-of-7” series stands: 1-0
Goals KAC: 1:0 Haudum L. (5th), 2:0 Haudum L. (12th), 3:0 Kraus N. (28th), 4:0 Bischofberger J. (30th), 5:0 Strong S. ( 34th), 6:0 Biskoberger J. (41st/BB1), 7:0 Herberger r. (51st)
Goals PUS: 7:1 Morley d. (53.)

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19.03.2024

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