Former Barons assistant Doug Bradley crowned his head coaching debut with a big upset. Behind two first-period scores by Victor Gervais and Chris Snell, Bradley’s last-place Frankfurt Lions wrestled down title contender Adler Mannheim 2-0.
Munich’s win moves the Barons into fifth place (18 points, 9 games). They are tied with fourth-place Mannheim, which has already played a game more.
Two surprise teams continue to lead the league. The Augsburg Panthers are on top with 23 points (10 games), followed by the Berlin Eisbären (20 points, 9 games). The Kölner Haie (19/11) are third.
Abstreiter scored the sole goal of the afternoon in Munich’s win at Oberhausen when he deflected Johan Rosen’s shot past Revier Löwen netminder Sinuhe Wallinheimo. It was Abstreiter’s first-ever game-winning goal. The 21-year-old German, who tallied a total of four goals in his first two DEL campaigns, has already struck twice this season.Revier Löwen Oberhausen - München Barons 0:1 (0:0, 0-1, 0-0)
Scoring: 0-1 (30:59) Peter Abstreiter (Johan Rosen).
Penalties: Oberhausen 4, München 6.
Attendance: 3,815 (Oberhausen Arena).