Kloten and Zurich Lions fight back

The Lions cheering after a goal by top-scorer Jaks Keystone

Zurich Lions and Kloten reversed their first playoff losses against ice hockey championship favourites Lugano and Davos on Saturday, to equalise 1-1 in the second round.

This content was published on March 16, 2002 - 23:15

Zurich Lions triumphed against their opponents Lugano 6-1, playing to a cheering home crowd in the Hallen stadium.

The game began well for Lugano, thanks to a goal scored by Sandy Jeannin just 87 seconds into the game. But the early advantage was not enough to put off their determined opponents, who fought back shortly afterwards with two goals by Reto Stirnimann and Peter Jaks.

Jaks and Gian-Marco Crameri then drove the score up to 4-1 with another two goals shot before the first break.

Davos gave a lacklustre performance against Kloten, finally losing 2-3. Two winning goals by Kloten defender, Fabian Guigard, gave the team a head start which lasted well into the game - Davos did not find their way to the net until the 57th minute.

The teams will meet again on Tuesday for round three of the playoffs.

Langnau drew 3-3 with Chur after overtime in the second match of the playout series. The Bernese team now lead 2-0 in the series.

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