Winger David Oliver had to leave in the first period after injuring his thigh in a collision behind the net. The 30-year-old will undergo further examinations upon his return to Munich.
In the final twenty minutes, the Barons also lost youngster Peter Abstreiter. The 21-year-old lost a couple of teeth after a deflected puck hit him right in the face. He was immediately taken to a local hospital.Douris scores his third short-hander
Munich jumped out to an early lead when Jörg Handrick scored his second goal of the season 4:46 into the campaign. Oberhausen’s Christian Kohmann tied the game at one apiece on a powerplay goal with 2:37 to go in the opening period.
Midway through the second, Peter Douris put the Barons ahead 2-1 on his third shorthanded goal of the season – a lead they would hang on to till the final horn, thanks in large part to great goaltending by Boris Rousson. The Barons were outshot 47-28.Revier Löwen Oberhausen - Munich Barons 1-2 (1-1, 0-1, 0-0)
Scoring: 0-1 (4:46) Jörg Handrick (Simon Wheeldon, Mike Kennedy), 1-1 (17:23) Christian Kohmann (John Craighead, Carsten Gosdeck - 5:4), 1-2 (31:06)Peter Douris (Johan Rosén, Hans Lodin - 4:5).
Penalties: Oberhausen 10 plus game misconduct for Jergus Baca, Munich 12.
Attendance: 1,692 (Arena Oberhausen).