The main round record of the 2022/23 season, on the other hand, is even: Both teams have won once each at home and away. "We're warned, of course," says Patrick Hager, "but we're also as well prepared as possible. The main round gave us enormous self-confidence, and we want to bring that to the ice in the playoffs."
In the past, that has often worked out. The Red Bulls have won 13 of their 19 playoff series played so far, for a 68 percent success rate. No other participant in the 2023 playoffs has a higher figure. The Adler Mannheim (65 percent) and the Grizzlies Wolfsburg (59) follow close behind.
Bremerhaven comes in at 38 percent with three series won and five series lost. However, the North Germans have never made it past the quarterfinals. Our boys are different: quarter-finals twice, finals twice, champions three times. That's the record since Don Jackson took over the reins in Munich. This year, the fourth title is to follow.