Red Bull Munich won the derby against the Augsburg Panthers 6-1 (3-1 | 2-0 | 1-0) in front of 6,179 spectators. With his twelfth away win in a row, the leader of the PENNY DEL matched the 21-year-old DEL record of the Adler Mannheim. It was also the seventh win in a row against the Panthers. Ryan McKiernan, Yasin Ehliz, Konrad Abeltshauser, Justin Schütz, Chris DeSousa and Austin Ortega scored the goals for the three-time German champions.
After a balanced opening phase, the Red Bulls upped the ante. Andreas Eder had Munich’s first top chance with a penalty, but the puck just missed the post (8′). Three minutes later the time had come: McKiernan aimed exactly and gave the front runners a 1-0 lead. Shortly afterwards, Ehliz increased the lead to 2-0 (14th) after a fine individual performance. It went on cheerfully. A goal from Ryan Kuffner gave Augsburg hope (17′), but just 21 seconds later the Red Bulls scored again: Abeltshauser’s goal to make it 3-1 (17′) ended an exciting first period.
Munich continued to set the tone in the middle section – and again ice cold: Schütz made it 4:1 with a precise finish (23rd). Don Jackson’s team controlled the derby. Offensive actions by the Panthers, such as Thomas Jordan Trevelyan’s crossbar hit (28′), were the absolute exception. On the other hand, AEV keeper Dennis Endras was repeatedly challenged by strong Red Bulls. In the 39th minute he was beaten for the fifth time. The scorer’s name was DeSousa.
Augsburg tried everything again in the final third, but Mathias Niederberger in the Munich box still hardly got any shots on his goal. In the 49th minute, the keeper was able to distinguish himself with a brilliant save against Kuffner. However, the Red Bulls are still clearly the better team and scored again shortly before the end of the game: Ortega made it 6-1 (60′).
“We are determined to break the record. It was consistent ice hockey for over 60 minutes today, Augsburg didn’t stand a chance.”
This article is originally published on nachrichten-muenchen.com