Jonas, Berlin shut out Ingolstadt
Alexander Barta and defenseman Rob Leask each recorded a goal and an assist as the first-place Berlin Eisbären snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-0 (1-0, 3-0, 0-0) win over ERC Ingolstadt. Oliver Jonas made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season. Coming into Tuesday’s clash, Ingolstadt had won three straight, including back-to-back shutouts, and 9 of its last 10 games.
Berlin wasted little time and took a 1-0 lead when Florian Kellers took an outlet pass from Rob Leask and beat Jimmy Waite on the breakaway just 51 seconds into the contest. There were good chances on both ends of the ice until Berlin gained momentum halfway through the middle frame. Off an Ingolstadt miscue, André Rankel doubled the lead to 2-0 on his third goal of the season. Barta and Leask added back-to-back power-play goals within a two-minutes span late in the period to put the Eisbären ahead 4-0 at the second intermission. Berlin killed off three penalties in the third to protect the shutout win.Norris lifts Frankfurt to road win at Hanover
The second-place Frankfurt Lions also snapped a two-game losing streak. They won 3-2 (1-1, 2-1, 1-0) over the Hannover Scorpions , who opened a three-game stint at their former homestead, Hanover’s Preussag Arena. Off a feed by Jason Young, Dwayne Norris rifled a shot from the slot past Scorpions goalie Ilpo Kauhanen to notch the eventual game-winner at 9:52 of the second period. Mannheim edges Cologne
Devin Edgerton recorded a pair of assists as the Mannheim Adler held on for a 2-1 (1-0, 1-0, 0-1) home victory over the Kölner Haie. Defensemen Andy Roach (power-play) and Francois Groleau put the Adler up 2-0 before Jean-Yves Roy got the Haie on the scoreboard with just over four minutes left in regulation.Hamburg routs Kassel
Bobby House led the way with two goals and two assists as the Hamburg Freezers thrashed the Kassel Huskies 8-1 (3-0, 1-1, 4-0) at Hamburg’s ColorLine Arena. Brad Purdie (2G, 1A), Mark Greig (3A), Peter Abstreiter (1G, 1A), Andy Schneider (2A) and Darren Van Impe (2A) also had multiple point nights as Hamburg extended its win streak to five straight games.Youngster Karg big in Augsburg’s win over Düsseldorf
Francois Fortier notched a pair of goals, including one on the power-play, and Andrej Strakhov added two assists as the Augsburger Panther beat the DEG Metro Stars on the road, 3-1 (0-0, 2-1, 1-0). Augsburg’s second-stringer Steffen Karg turned in 38 saves as the Panthers were outshot 39-18 over three periods.Chabot, Nuremberg blank Freiburg
Coming off an emotional 10-5 upset of the Berlin Eisbären, the last-place Freiburg Wölfe looked a little tired in their visit to NürnbergArena. Frederic Chabot turned aside 23 shots for his first shutout of the season as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers cruised to a 5-0 (1-0, 3-0, 1-0) win. Youngster Benjamin Barz opened the scoring at 13:21 of the opening frame, scoring off the rebound of Liam Garvey’s shot. Nuremberg added four straight power-play goals. Steve Larouche, Robert Tomik and Stephane Julien connected in the second period, and Yan Stastny scored in the third.