Adler Mannheim – EHC Red Bull Munich -: – (2:00 pm)
1:50 pm: The two coaches Don Jackson (Munich) and Pavel Gross (Mannheim) have been fined before the third DEL final game. This has been decided by the German Ice Hockey League as a consequence of fisticuffs at the end of the first third in the second final on Saturday. Jackson and Gross had allowed players from the bank to participate in clashes on the ice, the DEL said on Monday. Both coaches had already had to pay a penalty in the course of this year's playoffs.
13:46: Today is a special date, especially for the EHC Red Bull Munich. Just three years ago today, Munich secured their first championship title. It is well known that two more have followed since then, making the fourth consecutive title possible in 2019.
13.30: Welcome to Game 3 of the final series between the Adler Mannheim and the EHC Red Bull Munich. In exactly half an hour the action starts on the ice! Let's hope for the next thrilling final fight!
Before the match: With their strong defense to goalie Dennis Endras, the Adler Mannheim can take the lead in the DEL final against Munich and break a series. After six away wins in six duels between the top two teams this season, the Eagles want to be the first home team to celebrate on Easter Monday (2 pm / Magenta Sport). In addition to the statistics curiosity is about the leadership in the Best-of-Seven series – there it is after two duels 1: 1. The team with four wins takes the championship. Mannheim wants to triumph the eighth title, Munich as the first club since the introduction of the DEL four times in a row.
After a 3-0 on Saturday in Munich won especially in defense wants to take the momentum Mannheim, but unlike so far but avoid unnecessary penalties and Munich outnumbered situations. “We must not allow that again,” said goalkeeper Endras. Because Munich so far disappointed in powerplay, the many penalties for undisciplined for Mannheim remained without consequence.
The defending champion from Bavaria, however, must improve his chances exploitation. “We did not score enough goals and if you do not score, you can not win,” said EHC captain Michael Wolf ahead of game number three. The duel of the two best teams in the preliminary round was so far less influenced by the storm series – the two best in the main round in the DEL – but by Nickligkeiten, smaller scuffle and much defense.