Eisbären captain John Gruden scored his first goal of the season and also registered an assist as Berlin cruised to an easy 4-1 (1-1, 3-0, 0-0) home win over the Iserlohn Roosters.
Mannheim remains in second place after coming out on top of a high-scoring affair in Augsburg, 6-3 (1-2, 2-1, 3-0). With 17-year-old Patrick Koslow replacing injured starting goalie Magnus Eriksson, Augsburg managed to keep the score even for 40 minutes. But three unanswered third-period scores secured Mannheim’s road victory. Adler forwards Ilja Vorobjev and Devin Edgerton both contributed three points.Düsseldorf loses game and Ulrich
After a poor start, the Nuremberg Ice Tigers finally seem to find their rhythm. Shawn Anderson came up with the game-winner on the two-man advantage as Nuremberg downed the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars 4-3 (2-2, 1-1, 1-0). Although the win was deserved, the Tigers needed a big break in the end. Daniel Kreutzer’s apparent last-gasp equalizer was disallowed as it came just a split-second after the final horn. Even worse: The DEG also lost defenseman Martin Ulrich. He is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee late in the first period.Ingolstadt fails to convert late penalty shot
The Frankfurt Lions remain unbeaten at home. Paul Stanton scored twice within a three-minute span in the second period as Frankfurt rallied back from an early deficit to beat Ingolstadt 2-1 (0-1, 2-0, 0-0). Sean Tallaire, who scored Ingolstadt’s first-period goal, failed to score the late equalizer when he was denied by Dominic Roussel on a penalty shot with just 14 seconds to go in regulation.
An early poweplay goal by Sandy Moger was all the Krefeld Pinguine needed to hand the Schwenningen Wild Wings their fifth straight loss, 1-0 (1-0, 0-0, 0-0). Pinguine netminder Robert Müller recorded his first shutout of the season.