David Roberts had a goal and three assists as the Berlin Eisbären rebounded from Friday’s loss in Hannover with a well-deserved 5-2 (1-1, 4-1, 0-0) home win over the Nuremberg Ice Tigers. Coming off a shutout, Tigers goalie Frederic Chabot got beaten on the first shot on net when Berlin’s Sven Felski whistled home a wrister three minutes into the contest. Nuremberg’s Jürgen Rumrich scored the equalizer, but the Eisbären put the game out of reach with four second-period goals from Yvon Corriveau, Mark Beaufait, Roberts and Keith Aldridge. Marc Savard’s goal had temporarily cut Berlin’s lead to 3-2, but Nuremberg struggled on special teams while the Eisbären struck three times on the powerplay, including Corriveau’s tally on a 5-on-3 advantage early in the middle frame.
Defenseman Mirco Lüdemann tallied a powerplay goal and an assist as the Kölner Haie skated to a 4-1 (1-1, 2-0, 1-0). road win over Hamburg, stopping the Freezers’ win streak at four. Haie netminder Chris Rogles recorded two assists. Dwayne Norris put Cologne ahead on a two-man advantage midway through the first. Andrew Schneider tied the game at one apiece with just eight seconds to go in the opening period. But Lüdemann’s powerplay tally and a goal by Tino Boos gave the Haie a two-goal lead at the second intermission. Eduard Lewandowski capped the scoring with an empty-net goal 84 seconds from the final horn.6th straight loss: Ingolstadt squanders two-goal lead
Defenseman Nick Naumenko had a goal and an assist as the Mannheim Adler rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat slumping ERC Ingolstadt on the road, 4-2 (0-2, 2-0, 2-0). Ingolstadt came out flying and jumped out to a well-deserved 2-0 lead behind tallies from youngster Neville Rautert and Shayne Toporowski (on the powerplay). Mannheim stayed patient though and worked its way back into the game. Back-to-back tallies from Naumenko and Marcel Goc within 106 seconds had the game tied at two apiece at the second intermission. With the game on the line, Ilja Vorobiev made it 3-2 after a nice feed from Devin Edgerton midway through the final period. Stephan Ustorf’s one-timer with 3:24 to go sealed Mannheim’s 4-2 win and Ingolstadt’s sixth straight loss.Trio gets away wins
Coming off a long injury, Rich Parent recorded his second straight shutout as the Kassel Huskies stunned the Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars on the road, 2-0 (0-0, 1-0, 1-0) on goals from Stefan Retzer and Henrik Wahlberg. Alexander Serikow assisted on both tallies.
Elsewhere, Fredrik Öberg scored two goals and Todd Hawkins added three assists as the Hannover Scorpions cruised to an easy 4-0 (3-0, 1-0, 0-0) away win over the hapless Schwenningen Wild Wings.
Late first and second period tallies by Thorsten Fendt and Andrej Strakhov were enough for the Augsburg Panthers to keep the Iserlohn Roosters at bay, 2-1 (1-0, 1-0, 0-1) on the road. Lasse Kopitz scored Iserlohn’s only goal with 6:25 to go in regulation.