Pinguine stun Mannheim, Vasiljevs gets first win
Rob Guillet scored a hat trick and Alexander Selivanov added a pair of goals as the Krefeld Pinguine routed the visiting Mannheim Adler 6-0 (3-0, 2-0, 1-0). Terry Yake, Marc Beaucage and Chris Herperger all had three-point nights. Stefan Ustorf, who was released by the Adler in late October, posted two assists. Robert Müller turned aside 17 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the first win under new head coach Haralds Vasiljevs.
Krefeld wasted little time and jumped out to a 3-0 lead just 2:47 into the contest. Guillet opened the scoring after only 30 seconds, redirecting a feed from Beaucage past Adler goalie Marc Seliger. The Pinguine doubled their lead just 33 seconds later when Selivanov buried the rebound after a shot by Ustorf. Adler coach Bill Stewart took an early time-out. It couldn’t slow down the Pinguine, though. After a terrific pass from Yake, Guillet beat Seliger on the breakaway to make it 3-0. Krefeld put the game out of reach with back-to-back power-play tallies midway through the second period. With Sascha Goc and Tomas Martinec in the sin bin, Guillet ripped a one-timer past Seliger on the two-man advantage. Krefeld was still up a man when Beaucage lit the scoreboard again 51 seconds later. Young back-up netminder Danny aus den Birken came in relief of Seliger, who allowed five goals on 14 shots. Selivanov rounded out the scoring at 9:36 of the third, again tucking home the rebound after a shot from Ustorf.Red-hot Ingolstadt keeps rollin’
Günter Oswald tallied a pair of assists as ERC Ingolstadt recorded its sixth straight win, edging regional rival Nürnberg Ice Tigers at home, 3-2 (1-1, 1-1, 1-0). Marian Cisar scored two goals for the Tigers. Ingolstadt drew first blood with a short-handed goal from defenseman Jakub Ficenec, who skated into the Tigers zone and ripped a low wrister past Alfie Michaud to make it 1-0 2:45 into the tilt. Nuremberg tied the contest with 18 seconds to go in the first. After a neutral zone turnover from Niki Mondt, Marian Cisar capped a 2-on-1 with Steve Larouche to knot the score at 1-1. The Ice Tigers took a 2-1 lead when Cisar beat ERC netminder Jimmy Waite on a short-handed breakaway. Ingolstadt responded halfway through the second period. Mondt went top-shelf to even the score at two apiece. Defenseman Yves Racine backhanded home a centering feed from Glen Goodall at 10:33 of the third to lift Ingolstadt to McLlwain’s three points lift Haie over Metro Stars
League-leading goal scorer Dave McLlwain tallied a goal and two assists as the Kölner Haie skated past the DEG Metro Stars, 4-1 (2-0, 1-1, 1-0). The Haie were extremely sharp on the power-play, cashing in on four of five opportunities . Thesy took a 2-0 lead on back-to-back power-play tallies around the 15-minute mark of the opening stanza with Düsseldorf’s Clayton Young serving a double minor after hitting McLlwain in the face with a high stick. First, Haie defender Brad Schlegel hammered a screened one-timer from the left point past Andrej Trefilov. Just seconds later, fellow-defenseman Mickey Elick beat Trefilov with a low slap-shot, also from the left point, to double the lead to 2-0. With Tore Vikingstad in the sin bin, Eduard Lewandowski redirected a wrist shot from Mirco Lüdemann. Trefilov was able to make a save with his left pad, but the puck bounced off DEG defenseman Martin Ulrich and into the net to give Cologne a three-goal advantage at 6:15 of the middle frame. Johan Molin put the Metro Stars on the scoreboard with six minutes left in the second on a power-play breakaway. Jean-Yves Roy’s power-play tally put the game away with 13:20 to go in the third.Berlin’s road woes continue, wins for Augsburg and Iserlohn
Matthias Trattnig and Christian Retzer both had a goal and an assist as the Kassel Huskies beat the first-place Berlin Eisbären 3-1 (1-0, 1-1, 1-0). Berlin suffered its third straight road loss. Kassel’s Christian Retzer opened the scoring 8:21 into the contest, re-directing a point shot from Stephande Robitaille past former Husky Rich Parent. The Huskies doubled the lead early in the second when Mikael Wahlberg's no-look feed from the right boards found Trattnig on the doorstep. Denis Pederson scored Berlin’s sole goal late in the middle frame. Andi Loth went top-shelf to make it 3-1 seven minutes into the third.
Bob Wren and Shawn Carter each had a pair of points as the Augsburger Panther skated to a 3-1 (2-0, 0-0, 1-1) home victory over the Hannover Scorpions. Goals from Eric Dandenault, John Miner (power-play) and Bob Wren put Augsburg up 3-0 before Jeff Christian tallied Hanover’s only goal with seven minutes remaining.
James Black notched a goal in regulation and added the game-winning penalty shot as the Iserlohn Roosters beat the Freiburg Wölfe 4-3 (1-1, 0-1, 2-1, 1-0) after shootout. Trailing 2-1 after two periods, tallies from Chris Straube and Black gave the Roosters a 3-2 lead early in third. Henrik Hölscher, who was signed from SC Riessersee last week, scored the game-tying goal with 3:11 left in regulation to force the OT shootout.