No all-Swiss conference finals; Fox win

The Munich Fox slammed the door on the Bern Bears to advance to the Southern Conference finals in Geneva. The Fox were the underdogs against Bern, and trailed 2-0 in the first period on Saturday, but managed to score three unanswered goals on Mike Smith. Meanwhile,  Munich’s Jonathan Quick was perfect over the last 40 minutes.  The Fox outshot Bern 32-20 but gave the Bears six powerplay chances. After Brent Seabrook opened the scoring and Johan Franzen scored a shorthanded goal it looked as if Bern had a good chance to extend the series to a seventh game. But Franzen’s goal was the last one scored by the Bears in their initial season. Munich struck in the second period with a Matt Cooke goal, and then in the third period with momentum on their side, they tallied twice. Dan Boyle blasted a slapshot in to tie the game two minutes into the period, and with 6:05 remaining in the third, Milan Hejduk notched 3rd of the playoffs with assists going to Sheldon Brookbank and Joe Thornton. Cooke was named the game’s first star, getting 8 shots on goal in 13 minutes of ice time. An early rib injury sustained by Tobias Enstrom didn’t help Bern any, leaving them with 5 defensemen for most of the game.



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