A goal by Finnish forward Immonen gave EV Zug a 3-2 overtime win, during the 39th game of the regular season. The central Swiss team proved to be technically and tactically sound throughout the entire game and quite simply played a more offensive game than Lugano.
Shedden's men gradually raised the level of their play after a slow start. They succeeded in tying the game 2-2 in the third period, after a 2-point lead by EV Zug. A creative play by Brunner, as well as a spectacular one-timer by Hofmann, finalized Bertaggia’s and Fazzini’s great work. Hofmann’s goal secured the tie, which led Lugano to overtime and ultimately Immonen’s game winning goal for EV Zug.
Among the Bianconeri, Vauclair made his return while Filppula was selected instead of Martensson as a center for the first line. How will they proceed with the rotation of the five import players in games to come?