After winning four straight games facing a weaker opponent can be risky. Due to the unintentional underestimation of the opponent, the approach to the game might have been the wrong one.
The HC Lugano did not make this mistake last night against the Langnau Tigers. Shedden's men were very focused, they stayed disciplined, they played aggressively and got a deserved 4-1 win against the Tigers.
Only in the third period and especially during a double shorthanded situation, the Bianconeri were no longer able to direct the puck towards the Tigers’ net, as they did until then.
Ulmer's two points and Bertaggia’s third goal in three games immediately set the tone for Lugano’s dominance. Hirschi and his teammates took the lead in the game from the beginning until the sixtieth minute, showing a strong awareness in their own ability.
The Tigers coached by Laporte tried to play a provocation game, especially with their Topscorer Di Domenico. Chiesa and Walker leveled the playing field and proved the Tigers’ effort to be futile. Unfortunately Merzlikins was denied the shutout because of the goal scored by Shirjaev. Finally the empty net goal scored by Walker concluded the game in the Bianconeri’s favour.