Krefeld wins crazy Rhine derby

Krefeld wins crazy Rhine derby

28 Dec 2012 | Dennis Mende

Six games were played on Friday in DEL. The fans in Cologne and Iserlohn got to see a lot of goals on both sides.

Krefeld Pinguine continued their incredible winning streak - now they have won 13 of their last 14 matches - by defeating Kölner Haie on the road with 6-5 in an crazy derby. It was also their second derby win in only 48 hours. Mark Voakes and Roland Verwey grabbed a two-goal lead for the guests until 05:02. Still in the 6th minute Philip Riefers already cut the lead to the half. In the following time of the first period both teams had good scoring opportunities but failed to use them. A double within just 33 seconds of the 21st minute through Rok Ticar and Alexander Weiß brought Cologne in front for the first time. Charlie Stephens even extended the lead to two but Andreas Driendl and Roland Verwey gained the equalizer until the end of the period. In power play it was again Alexander Weiß who restored the Sharks lead at 45:58. Martin Schymainski and Elia Oswald used the few Krefeld chances in the last 20 minutes to take all three points home to Krefeld. Now both teams have switched positions and Krefeld is second in the table.

Hosts Eisbären Berlin received ERC Ingolstadt in the with 14,200 spectators sold out O2 World. In an during most parts even game Derek Hahn brought the guests in front at 36:23. At the begin of the third period NHL lockout star Daniel Brière scored the equalizer for Berlin before Darin Olver and André Rankel (empty net) made everything clear. For Berlin it was their fourth consecutive win while Ingolstadt lost three in a row.

Another top team that won is Hamburg Freezers. The Northern Germans beat EHC Red Bull München away with 5-1. A double by Jerome Flaake in the first period and a goal by Nicolas Krämmer around "half time" gave the guests a relatively comfortable lead before Johan Edjepalm answered for the hosts from Bavaria. Thomas Oppenheimer secured the easy win for Hamburg with strikes at the end of the second and at the begin of the third period.

Nürnberg Ice Tigers defended their prey-playoff spot with a win against bottom side Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. Connor James brought Nürnberg in front before Sebastian Furchner answered for Wolfsburg still in the first period. Steven Rupprich, Eric Chouinard and Tim Schüle grabbed a three-goal lead for Nürnberg and Kai Hospelt only was able to make it 4-2 at 58:50. For Wolfsburg it was the third consecutive away loss within five days around christmas.

Straubing was able to stay in touch with the playoff spots by defeating the last in the table, Düsseldorfer EG, clearly with 4-1. Tyler Beechey (2), René Kramer and Blaine Down let the local Tigers run away before the second intermission and Ashton Rome could only score the consolation goal for Düsseldorf.

The Iserlohn Roosters were not able to keep a two-goal lead and not only lost the match against the Hannover Scorpions but also the contact to the playoff spots. Mark Ardelan and Colin Stuart made it 2-0 for Iserlohn until 12:26 but Ivan Ciernik and Gerrit Fauser tied the match for the guests even before the end of the first period. In the second period Maris Jass and David Sulkovsky twice earned a lead for Hannover with the equalizer by Mark Bell in between. At 52:06 Tobias Wörle used a power play to draw levels again before Sulkovsky went on to score the game winner for the Scorpions at with 05:44 left to play and also with the man advantage.  
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