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Krefeld, King end Mannheim's streak at 8
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Oktober 24, 2004; 13:46
Krefeld, King end Mannheim's streak at 8
Iserlohn still winless at home
Frank Johne

Thorsten Fendt, Augsburger Panther
 
Fourth-liner Thorsten Fendt notched the game-winner in Augsburg

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Munich, Germany - Scott King scored three points as the Krefeld Pinguine put an end to Mannheim's eight game win streak Friday night. In Wolfsburg, the tilt between expansion team Grizzly Adams and the Berlin Eisbären turned into a wild see-saw game. Elsewhere in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), Iserlohn suffered its fifth home loss.
 

Scott King of the Krefeld Penguins
Scott King had three points as Krefeld upset Mannheim
Leading DEL Scorers
(as of Feb 19, 2005)

Scott King led the way with two goals and an assist as the Krefeld Pinguine upset the Mannheim Adler on the road, 4-2 (2-1, 2-1, 0-0), ending Mannheim's eight-game win-streak. Mannheim drew first blood when Jason Tripp scored off a rebound just 2:28 into the contest. But Krefeld fought back. Rob Guillet tallied from the slot after a behind-the-net feed from Justin Kurtz to tie the score 1-1 on Krefeld's first power-play at 7:29. An error from Cristobal Huet set up the Penguins' next goal. The Adler goalie left his net to play the puck along the backboards. Steve Brulé stole the puck and got it to King who buried it in the empty net for the 2-1 lead. It was also Brulé who scored on a bad-angle shot on an odd-man-rush with Guillet to extend Krefeld's lead to 3-1 2:36 into the middle frame. Mannheim closed the gap later in the period when Jochen Hecht tallied after a feed by Devin Edgerton from behind the net. Hecht and Penguins defenseman Shayne Wright got into fisticuffs right after the goal and were both ejected. Wright was also assessed a cross-checking minor. Mannheim failed to cash in on the ensuing power-play and even gave up a goal seconds later. King ripped home a shot from between the hashmarks to restore a two-goal lead for Krefeld at 4-2.

Iserlohn just can't find a way to win at home. The Roosters recorded their fifth loss in five home games this season. Brad Purdie's goal midway through the second period went down as the game-winner as the Hamburg Freezers held on for a 3-2 (2-0, 1-0, 0-2) road win. Hamburg was outshot 44-24 by Iserlohn. Freezers netminder Boris Rousson had 42 saves on the night. Michael Rumrich and Robert Francz scored within a 86-second span to put the Freezers up 2-0 at the 6:32-mark. Purdie scored off a rebound on an odd-man rush with Nils Antons to virtually put the game out of reach, 3-0, at 9:02 of the second. The Roosters started pressing hard after a power-play goal from Kevin Mitchell cut Hamburg's lead to 3-1 halfway through the final period. The rally produced only one more goal though. Mike Martin scored with 1:01 left in the game as Iserlohn fell short, 3-2.

The Berlin Eisbären suffered their second straight loss in a see-saw game against expansion team Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. Berlin jumped out to a 2-0 lead, then fell behind 4-2 after allowing four straight goals by Wolfsburg, then rallied to force the game into a shootout decision where they eventually lost 5-4 (0-2, 1-0, 3-2, 1-0). Berlin cashed in on its first two power-plays to take a 2-0 first-period lead after goals by Steve Walker and Rob Shearer. The Eisbären failed to put the game away in the middle frame and allowed Wolfsburg to get back into it. Petr Smrek scored off a neutral zone turnover to cut the lead to 2-1 at 13:59 of the second. Grizzly Adams came out buzzing in the third. Just 43 seconds in, Xavier Delisle ripped a one-timer past Oliver Jonas to tie the contest at 2-2. At 3:25 of the third, a point shot by Roman Veber slipped past Jonas' glove hand to give Wolfsburg their first lead of the night, 3-2. Ivan Ciernik even extended the lead to 4-2 on a 5-on-3 power-play. But Berlin rallied. Shawn Heins re-directed a feed from Walker past Marc Seliger to cut the deficit to one with 3:18 to go. With just 79 ticks left, it was Walker who knocked the puck past Seliger out of mid-air to tie the game on a late power-play goal. Wolfsburg won the ensuing shootout. Ladislav Karabin was credited with the game-winner.

Thorsten Fendt scored the only goal of the night as the Augsburger Panther handed the Kassel Huskies their fourth straight loss, winning 1-0 (1-0, 0-0, 0-0) at home. Jean-Francois Labbé made 36 saves for his first career DEL shutout.

Pat Lebeau notched the game-tying goal at 9:08 of the third and also tallied two assists as the Frankfurt Lions scored three third-period goals to erase a 3-0 deficit against the Kölner Haie. Michael Hackert scored the game-winning goal in the penalty shootout to complete Frankfurt's 4-3 (0-2, 0-1, 3-0, 1-0) comeback win.

Matt Herr scored a goal and the game-winning penalty shot as the DEG Metro Stars recorded their second-straight win in a 3-2 (0-0, 2-2, 0-0, 1-0) road victory over ERC Ingolstadt.
Frank Johne

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