Defensemen Mirko Lüdemann and Stephane Julien scored third-period goals as the Kölner Haie
rallied for a 4-3 (2-1, 0-2, 2-0) win over the Krefeld Pinguine
to remain a perfect 7-0 at KölnArena. Steve Brulé scored twice in the middle frame to put the Penguins up 3-2 after fourty minutes. But the Haie put on a poised rally. A short-handed goal evened the score, 3-3, 5:10 into the third. With Haie forward Colin Beardsmore in the penalty box, smart passing from Eduard Lewandowski and Tino Boos set up Lüdemann for the game-tying goal. Cologne kept pressing and cashed in on a power-play opportunity of their own when Julien ripped a mighty point shot high past Pens goalie Robert Müller at 9:21 for the eventual game-winner.
San Jose Sharks draftee Thomas Greiss, who started the game for the Haie, allowed three goals on 21 shots. With his team trailing 3-2, he was replaced by regular starter Chris Rogles at the start of the final period. Rogles posted a shutout period, making nine saves.
Team-leading scorer Pascal Trepanier tallied the game-winner and an assist as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers
skated to their fourth straight win, beating the Hannover Scorpions
in a lop-sided game, 4-1 (2-0, 1-0, 1-1) on the road. Nuremberg went 3-for-5 on the man advantage. Nuremberg was up 2-0 after one period after power-play tallies by Tomas Martinec and Trepanier. Petr Fical extended the lead to 3-0 midway through the second. Hanover's Patrik Augusta spoiled Adam Svoboda's bid for his second shutout of the season with a power-play goal early in the third before Sean Tallaire capped the scoring with another Ice Tigers power-play tally with under two minutes to go.