Yesterday evening at the Valascia have been closed both the derby season and the regular season. Ambrì won 6-4 against a Lugano full of young players.
The coaches left to rest Merzlikins, Hirschi, Ulmer and Walker. Out due to injuries Manzato and Brunner while Vauclair was out due to the disqualification game after the fight with Suri. Oestlund played in the net (his debut in the NLA) and in the defense young players like Fontana and Wollgast played a good game.
The game was decided in the last minutes, when the leventinesi took advantage of two powerplays to score twice, after the empty-net goal of Grassi in the last seconds.
The game will be remembered for the major fight between Lapierre (who won by a mile) and Zgraggen in the first period. Coming from the bench after a penalty, the two players got rid of gloves and helmets and started to fight. Inevitable the game miscounduct for both players.
The pairs for the playoff's quarterfinals:
Zurich-Bern; Davos-Kloten; Geneva-Fribourg; Zug-Lugano.