Eisbären win, back in first place
Jonas turned aside 40 shots as the Berlin Eisbären skated to a 4-1 (1-0, 2-0, 1-1) win over the Frankfurt Lions. Berlin opened the scoring on the power-play at 13:25 of the first period when Ricard Persson tucked the rebound of a point shot from Micki DuPont through Ian Gordon’s five-hole. The Eisbären doubled the lead when fellow-defenseman Keith Aldrigde rifled home a one-timer from the right face-off circle at 5:22 of the second. They put the game out of reach when Yvon Corriveau’s feed from behind the net found Steve Walker wide-open in front of the goal mouth with ten seconds left in the middle frame. Mark Beaufait made it 4-0 on a power-play goal with under four minutes to go. Jason Young spoiled Jonas’ shutout bid 34 ticks from the final horn. Ingolstadt wins in KölnArena
ERC Ingolstadt fell only 14 seconds shy of a road shutout over the Kölner Haie. Alex Hicks’ late equalizer forced the game into the penalty shootout where Ingolstadt prevailed 2-1 (1-0, 0-0, 0-1, 1-0). Haie goalie Leonhard Wild, who started in place of the injured Chris Rogles, got beaten by the first shot he faced. Thomas Schinko gave Ingolstadt a 1-0 lead only 75 seconds into the contest. Cologne fought back hard and dominated the game, but failed to get the puck past Jimmy Waite, who had 34 stops on the night. However a bench minor for too many men on the ice gave the Haie a final power-play opportunity. Hans Zach also pulled his goaltender for an extra attacker and Hicks scored on the 6-on-4 advantage. Brad Burym scored the game-winning shot in the ensuing shootout, handing the Haie their league-record 8th overtime loss of the year.Elsewhere in the DEL
Jason Cipolla led the way with a pair of goals as the Iserlohn Roosters crushed the Hannover Scorpions 7-1 (3-0, 2-1, 2-0). Matt Henderson had a goal and two assists.
Marian Cisar had two goals as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers defeated the slumping Augsburger Panther 6-3 (1-0, 3-1, 2-2).
Defenseman Stephane Robitaille’s fourth game-winning goal of the season lifted the Kassel Huskies to 3-2 (0-1, 2-0, 0-1, 1-0) win after penalty shootout over the Krefeld Pinguine.
Norwegian duo Trond Magnussen and Tore Vikingstad each had a goal and an assist as the DEG Metro Stars held on for a 4-3 (2-1, 0-0, 2-2) road win over the Freiburg Wölfe.