The Hamburg Freezers find themselves at the bottom of the standings after an 0-2 start. Chris Armstrong scored with 5:23 remaining and Martin Jiranek added an empty-netter as ERC Ingolstadt blanked the Freezers 2-0 (0-0, 0-0, 2-0) at Hamburg's ColorLine Arena. The game could have gone either way. The lucky game-winner occured when Armstrong's low slapshot from the point deflected off a skate in front of the net past Boris Rousson.
"It was a tough effort, but I think we deserve the win", said ERC Ingolstadt winger Marco Sturm. "We converted our opportunities, and that was the difference tonight."
"Our performance tonight was ok," said Freezers captain Mike Smazal. "However the score was not. But this was a 100 per cent improvement from Sunday's loss at Cologne,
Defenseman Pascal Trepanier recorded five assists and Yan Stastny and Brad Tapper each had a pair of goals as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers rallied from a 3-2 first-period deficit to beat the Augsburger Panther 7-5 (3-3, 3-1, 1-1). Both goalies, Augsburg's Jean-Francois Labbé and Nuremberg's Adam Svoboda, had awful nights.