The third-place Mannheim Adler bounced back from back-to-back shutout losses. A big opening period was enough to keep the Krefeld Pinguine at bay on the road. Behind powerplay tallies from Nick Naumenko and Rene Corbet and a goal from Steve Junker, the Adler jumped out to a three-goal lead at the first intermission. Mike Rosati recorded his second shutout of the season as the Adler held on for a 3-0 (3-0, 0-0, 0-0) win.
Rob Guillet, Chris Luongo, Thomas Greilinger and Terry Yake each had a goal as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers extended their win streak to nine games, downing the hapless Hannover Scorpions on the road, 4-1 (1-0, 2-1, 1-0).
Goals from Shane Peacock and Tino Boos gave the second-place Kölner Haie a rather easy 2-0 (0-0, 1-0, 1-0) road win over the Augsburger Panther, who were shut out at home for the sixth time this season.Trefilov records fourth shutout
Daniel Kreutzer scored a powerplay goal with five minutes to go in the second and Matthias Hart added a tally midway through the third as the fourth-place Düsseldorfer EG Metro Stars blanked ERC Ingolstadt 2-0 (0-0, 1-0, 1-0). DEG goalie Andrej Trefilov registered his fourth shutout of the season, Ingolstadt’s Mike Bales turned aside 33 of 35 shots.
Pat Mikesch converted the game-winning attempt as the Kassel Huskies defeated the Frankfurt Lions 4-3 (1-1, 2-1, 0-1, 1-0) after penalty shootout. Kassel had the lead three times, but failed to put the game away. Stephane Robitaille and defenseman Lars Jansson each scored on two-man powerplay advantages for the Huskies.Wild Wings bring back Bullard, file for insolvency
41-year-old Mike Bullard, the DEL’s all-time leading scorer with 499 points in 445 games, made no impact in his comeback for the Schwenninger Wild Wings. Bullard, who started his pro career in 1980/81 and played in over 700 NHL games during the 1980’s, had moved down to Division 2 last summer. Chris Bartolone and Christian Hommel scored first-period goals as the Iserlohn Roosters hung on to beat the Wings 2-1 (2-0, 0-0, 0-1) on the road. Off the ice, the financially troubled Wild Wings had to file for insolvency, a move that had been expected for several weeks. Nonetheless, the club hopes to finish the season without withdrawing the team.