Red Bull Munich has turned the semi-final series in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) and is only one win away from reaching the final again.
The winner of the main round defeated the Grizzlys Wolfsburg 3:2 after extra time in the fifth game of the best-of-seven series on Saturday and is also 3:2 ahead overall.
Munich had won the first duel in the series, but then lost two games in a row. The equalizer came on Thursday in Wolfsburg, and the three-time champion and runner-up from the previous season took command again. Game six will be played in Wolfsburg on Easter Monday (2:15 p.m. / MagentaSport).
In the second semi-final between eight-time champions Adler Mannheim and ERC Ingolstadt it is 2-2.
Three goals were scored in a turbulent opening phase on Saturday. Christopher Desousa (1st) and Austin Ortega (5th) presented for Munich in front of 5728 spectators, Laurin Braun (7th) brought the Grizzlies back up. Spencer Machacek (50th) equalized with a majority, but Patrick Hager decided the game in the fourth minute of extra time for the hosts.