Derrick Walser ripped a slapshot past Adam Svoboda on the man advantage with 10:47 to go to lift the Berlin Eisbären
to a 4-3 (0-0, 2-2, 2-1) come-from-behind victory over the Nürnberg Ice Tigers
. After a scoreless first, Mark Beaufait scored on a rebound to put Berlin ahead 2:04 into the middle frame. Back-to-back tallies by Brad Tapper (on the power-play) and Yan Stastny turned the game around, giving Nuremberg a 2-1 lead halfway through the second. A power-play goal by Micki DuPont knotted the score at 2-2 less than three minutes before the second intermission. A shot from forward-turned-defenseman Florian Keller found its way past Svoboda to give the Eisbären a 4-3 lead seven minutes into the final frame, but Mike Green tied the contest again, 4-4, two minutes later.
As part of an international referee exchange program, Vyacheslav Bulanov became the first Russian official to referee a game in the German Elite League DEL.
Dan Bjornlie's power-play goal three minutes into the second period went down as the game-winner as the Kölner Haie
erased an early 1-0 deficit to win the third of four regular season meetings with ERC Ingolstadt
, 4-1 (1-1, 2-0, 1-0) at home. Christoph Melischko scored off a rebound to give Ingolstadt a 1-0 lead at the 7:23-mark. The Haie needed just half a minute to respond. Jean-Yves Roy tucked home the rebound after a shot by Colin Beardsmore to knot the contest at 1-1. With Martin Jiranek in the sin bin for delay of game, a wrister from Bjornlie sailed past ERC goalie Jimmy Waite to make it 2-1 in favor of the Haie. Cologne added on to the lead with another power-play tally by Eduard Lewandowski at 10:55 of the second. Sebastian Furchner's goal with 5:18 remaining capped the scoring at 4-1.
Ivan Ciernik's goal which made it 2-0 at 5:07 of the third went down as the game-winner as Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg
held off a third-period rally by the Mannheim Adler
to prevail 2-1 (1-0, 0-0, 1-1) on the road. Wolfsburg took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal from Peter Smrek late in the first. Mannheim's Jochen Hecht scored just 33 seconds after Ciernik's goal to cut the lead in half, 2-1. But Mannheim didn't manage to get the puck past Marek Mastic again, who had 31 saves on the night.
Shawn Carter scored the game-tying goal on a wrap-around with 7:17 to go and Ronnie Arendt tallied the game-winning score in the penalty shootout as the Augsburger Panther
downed the DEG Metro Stars
after a see-saw game, 5-4 (1-1, 2-1, 1-2, 1-0) on the road. With a goal and two helpers, center Francois Fortier led the scoring for Augsburg, which ended a four-game losing streak.
Bobby House scored with 10:48 left as the Hamburg Freezers
edged the Krefeld Pinguine
on the road, 2-1 (1-0, 0-1, 1-0). The tilt was knotted at 1-1 going into the final period after power-play goals by Hamburg's Brandon Reid and Krefeld's Shayne Wright.
Fredrik Öberg scored in the penalty shootout to lift the Hannover Scorpions
to a 3-2 (0-0, 2-2, 0-0, 1-0) come-from-behind win over the Iserlohn Roosters
. A short-handed goal by Swedish teammate Edvyn Frylén had sent the game into the extra session.