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Plante comes up big during weird weekend
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Oktober 1, 2001; 21:52
Plante comes up big during weird weekend
Barons bounce back from worst loss in franchise history with shutout win
Frank Johne

 


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Munich, Germany - What a weird hockey weekend for the Munich Barons. Two days after being routed 1-6 by the Berlin Eisbären on the road, the Barons returned home to Munich to blank the Düsseldorfer EG, 5-0. Netminder Boris Rousson registered his first shutout of the season.
 

Four point weekend: Center Derek Plante
Leading DEL Scorers
(as of Feb 19, 2005)


"It was great to see the team bounce back from Friday’s loss," head coach Sean Simpson said.

"We finally showed poise and emotion. Actually we must try to continue playing at that level. Sometimes you need a real bad game to get everybody re-focused."

After recording Munich’s only goal at Berlin on Friday, the temporary 1-0 lead, and a three-point performance (1 goal, 2 assists) on Sunday, new acquisition Derek Plante now leads the team in scoring with eight points (4 goals, 4 assists).

His veteran line with Peter Douris and Derek King was once again superb in Sunday’s 5-0 win, accounting for three of the Barons five scores. Plante’s 3-0 put the game out of reach late in the second period. King and Douris capped the scoring in the final period.

Defender Jason Herter had opened the scoring with three minutes left in the first, hammering a blast past former Russian World Champion goalie Andrei Trevilov. Johan Rosén doubled the lead with his first of the season when scored of the rebound after a Mike Kennedy solo effort on the powerplay.

On Friday, the Barons suffered their highest loss in franchise history when they were taken apart by the Berlin Eisbären, 1-6, on the road. Munich had not lost to Berlin in eight previous meetings.

Back from a wrist injury, Ottawa Senators draftee Christoph Schubert made his first start of the season. And he didn’t waste much time, setting up Plante for the 1-0 lead on the powerplay.

However Berlin’s Steve Larouche responded with the immediate tie on a one-man advantage.

The Eisbären got it going thereafter and added five more unanswered goals to steamroll the Barons 6-1.

Next up, the Barons will meet the Revier Löwen at the Arena Oberhausen Wednesday night.

Defender Kent Fearns (groin surgery) and Jörg Handrick (meniscus surgery) are definite roster scratches.

Eisbären Berlin - Munich Barons 6-1 (3-1, 2-0, 1-0)
Goals: 0-1 (2:59) Derek Plante (Christoph Schubert, Jason Herter - 5:4), 1-1 (5:17) Steve Larouche (David Cooper, Martin Lindmann - 5:4), 2-1 (16:11) David Roberts (Rob Leask, Chris Marinucci), 3-1 (16:25) Marc Fortier (Lee Sorochan, Dan Laperriere), 4-1 (21:21) Keith Aldridge (Steve Larouche, Chris Marinucci - 4:4), 5-1 (37:19) Ed Patterson (Steve Walker, Keith Aldridge), 6-1 (54:00) Jeff Tomlinson (Boris Blank, Eduard Lewandowski).
Penalties: Berlin 16, München 14.
Attendance: 4100

Munich Barons - Düsseldorfer EG 5-0 (1-0, 2-0, 2-0)
Scoring: 1-0 (16:35) Jason Herter (Simon Wheeldon, Johan Rosén), 2-0 (25:52) Johan Rosén (Mike Kennedy, Hans Lodin - 5:4), 3-0 (35:36) Derek Plante (Derek King, Peter Douris), 4-0 (51:08) Derek King (Derek Plante, Jason Herter), 5-0 (55:42) Peter Douris (Derek Plante, Derek King).
Penalties: München 28, Düsseldorf 26.
Attendance: 2639.
Frank Johne

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