A2 Playoffs 2012
Hockey Milano Rossoblu downs HC Eppan in overtime, 1-0 (OT)
Kimmo Pikkarainen gave Hockey Milano Rossoblu a 1-0 (OT) victory over the HC Eppan Pirates when he scored 6:16 into the extra period.
Pasquale Terrazzano frustrated HC Eppan's offense all game, and stopped 26 shots en route to a shutout. The solid play of Terrazzano will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 2.28.
Hockey Milano Rossoblu excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in seven chances. Hockey Milano Rossoblu's defensive play was more effective than usual against the Pirates. Hockey Milano Rossoblu allows 2.3 goals per game.
Other players who recorded assists for Hockey Milano Rossoblu were Andreas Lutz and Luca Ansoldi, who contributed one a piece.
HC Eppan put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Hockey Milano Rossoblu to score on any of its nine power plays. The Pirates did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. HC Eppan puts an average of 2.4 pucks into the net per game.
Hockey Milano Rossoblu incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Mark Demetz recorded 30 saves for the Pirates. HC Eppan incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors.