Yan Stastny tallied the game-winning penalty shot as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers
gave up a late 2-1 lead but hung in to prevail 3-2 (0-1, 2-0, 0-1, 1-0) after penalty shootout over the Berlin Eisbären
. Nuremberg is 8-2 in shootouts on the year.
Eisbären defender Nate Dempsey opened the scoring on the man advantage at the 8:00-mark with his first DEL goal. The momentum shifted in the middle frame. Nuremberg gained a 2-1 second-period lead on tallies by Brad Tapper and Björn Bombis. Tapper knocked home a rebound of a shot by Greg Leeb and Bombis surprised Berlin's goalie Olaf Kolzig with a bad-angle wrist shot from the left corner.
The Ice Tigers failed to put the game out of reach. With an extra attacker on, Berlin's Stefan Ustorf took a drop pass from Erik Cole and ripped a high wrister from the right faceoff cirle past Tigers goaltender Adam Svoboda. The goal knotted the score at 2-2 with only 41 seconds remaining and send the game into the bonus session.
Yan Stastny notched the game-winner in the ensuing penalty shootout, beating the sprawling Kolzig with a nifty stick move.
"Stastny made a terrific move on me", said Kolzig. "I've been in a couple of penalty shootouts before [in international play] with Team Germany. But I am not used to these slow moves. Players always have to go full speed in the NHL on breakaways with defenders chasing down."Shootout no.2: Krefeld edges Hamburg
The Hamburg Freezers
rallied back from two one-goal deficits but came out on the losing end against the Krefeld Pinguine
at home. Newly signed Krystofer Kolanos of the Phoenix Coyotes notched the game winner in the penalty shootout as Krefeld won, 3-2 (1-0, 1-1, 0-1, 1-0).
Goals from Ivo Jan and Florian Schnitzer put Krefeld ahead twice. But Hamburg managed to rally, tying the score on goals by Brad Purdie and Jacek Plachta, who made it 2-2 just 1:19 from the end of regulation.