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The Adler Mannheim stay on the heels of the leader from Munich. Second in the table won 4:3 (1:1, 1:0, 1:2, 1:0) at the Löwen Frankfurt after a penalty shootout. The Hessians were able to celebrate their point win, because after David Elsner’s 1-0 win in Frankfurt, the guests were already 3-1 ahead after goals from Matthias Plachta, Nigel Dawes and Plachta again. With an additional field player, Chad Nehring brought the Löwen to 2:3 (59th), before Jerry D’Amigo even scored the equalizer 23.5 seconds before the end. In the shooting contest, Nigel Dawes decided the game in favor of the Eagles.
The Düsseldorfer EG followed in the game against the Nuremberg Ice Tigers with 1:0 by Tobias Eder and 2:1 by Mikko Kousa. However, Gregor MacLeod equalized before the Franconians snatched the 4-2 (1-1, 0-1, 3-0) victory in the last ten minutes. First up was Dane Fox for the Ice Tigers before Patrick Reimer scored an empty net goal.
The game between ERC Ingolstadt and the Grizzlies Wolfsburg also went into a penalty shoot-out – with the better end for the home side, who won 3:2 (0:1, 1:1, 1:0, 1:0). Lower Saxony went ahead twice with goals from Dustin Jeffrey and Tyler Morley, but Maurice Edwards and Tye McGinn equalized. Jordan Murray scored for Wolfsburg in the penalty shoot-out, but Wojciech Stachowiak netted twice for Ingolstadt.
These games follow on Thursday: Iserlohn Roosters – EHC Red Bull Munich, Straubing Tigers – Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven, Schwenninger Wild Wings – Eisbären Berlin.