Friday’s rout marked the Barons’ highest loss in franchise history. Johan Rosen scored the consolation goal as several Pinguine players registered multi-point nights.
Captain Gary Shuchuk was Krefeld’s leading scorer, tallying a goal and three assists. Gilbert Dionne, who won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1993, had a goal and two assists. Forward Jeff Christian scored two goals. Forwards Mario Doyon and Patrik Augusta and defenders Darryl Shannon, Dan Lambert and Christian Ehrhoff also had multi-point nights.
Barons captain Simon Wheeldon and winger Mike Kennedy were both ejected in the final two minutes after scuffles.
Munich’s starting netminder Boris Rousson was given a breather after conceding four first-period goals. Backup Christian Künast wasn’t more fortunate, though, allowing four more Krefeld tallies in the final 40 minutes.
„They were very sharp tonight,“ Barons sports director Max Fedra remarked. “They seemed to score on every shot. Trailing 4-0 after twenty minutes, the game was over.“ Krefeld Pinguine - Munich Barons 8-1 (4-0 1-0 3-1)
Goals: 1-0 (4:46) Gary Shuchuk (Patrik Augusta, Gilbert Dionne - 5:4), 2-0 (11:55) Jeff Christian (Gary Shuchuk, Gilbert Dionne), 3-0 (13:48) Jeff Christian (Mario Doyon, Gary Shuchuk - 4:5), 4-0 (18:03) Patrik Augusta (Darryl Shannon, Christian Ehrhoff - 4:3), 5-0 (27:04) Gilbert Dionne (Gary Shuchuk, Darryl Shannon - 5:4), 5-1 (43:24) Johan Rosén (Andrej Strakhov, Andy Schneider), 6-1 (45:54) Sergej Stas (Stéphane Barin, Phil von Stefenelli), 7-1 (46:49) Dan Lambert (Mario Doyon, Christoph Brandner - 4:4), 8-1 (50:37) Christian Ehrhoff (Dan Lambert, Brad Purdie).
Penalties: Krefeld 22 plus 5 plus game misconduct for Adrian Grygiel and Darryl Shannon, Munich 22 plus 5 plus game misconduct for Simon Wheeldon and Mike Kennedy.
Attendance: 5,061 (Rheinlandhalle, Krefeld):