With only four seconds remaining in the game, Ivan Ciernik re-directed a slap shot by Stephane Julien past Robert Müller to give the Kölner Haie
a 3-2 (0-1, 0-1, 3-0) road win over the Krefeld Pinguine
Brendan Yarema scored with 12 seconds to lift the Augsburger Panther
to an amazing comeback win over ERC Ingolstadt
on the road. Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes, Augsburg scored three unanswered third-period goals to rally for a surprising 4-3 (1-3, 0-0, 3-0) road win. Konstantin Firsanov brought the Panthers within a goal midway through the final stanza, 3-2. With an extra attacker on, Scott King tied up the contest at 3-3 with 53 ticks left. With Ingolstadt in a state of shock, Augsburg kept coming and was rewarded with the lucky game-winner.
Martin Sychra netted the game-winning score as the Kassel Huskies
downed expansion team Duisburg Füchse
2-1 (1-0, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0) after penalty shootout.
Petr Fical had a pair of goals and Francois Methot scored three points as the Nürnberg Ice Tigers
jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for a 4-2 (3-0, 0-0, 1-2) home win over defending DEL champ Berlin Eisbären
. Colin Beardsmore's goal at 11:59 of the first went down as the game-winner. All six goals were scored on the man advantage.
Newly signed Daniel Corso and returnee David Gosselin each had a pair of power-play goals as the Frankfurt Lions
cruised to a 6-3 (1-1, 3-0, 2-2) home victory over the Iserlohn Roosters
. Last year's league MVP Pat Lebeau looked red-hot again, recording five assists on the night.
Robert Hock recorded a hat trick and an assist and Todd Warriner had four assists as the Hannover Scorpions
shocked the Hamburg Freezers
on the road, 7-3 (1-1, 3-2, 3-0). Hock's second goal of the night, which gave Hanover a 4-3 lead with 38 seconds to go in the middle frame, went down as the game-winner. Hanover's Christian Künast, who replaced starting goalie Trevor Kidd between the pipes after forty minutes, made 12 saves for a third-period shutout. Kidd, who got the win, made 18 saves while allowing three scores.