Cologne Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 4:2 (1:0, 2:1, 1:1)


Adler Fail to Reach Quarter Finals

Following their 4:2 to loss to the Haie on Sunday afternoon, the Adler are out of the DEL playoffs. Jean-Francois Boucher, Patrick Hager, and Andreas Falk (x2) were the goal scorers for Cologne. Marcel Goc and Jon Rheault had a goal apiece for Mannheim.

The Haie were able to score three goals before the Adler were able to answer. Jean-Francois Boucher, 1:0 (18 minute), Patrick Hager, 2:0 (26 minute), and Andreas Falk, 3:0 (37 minute). Marcel Goc put the Adler on the board late in the Second, 3:1 (39 minute).

Andreas Falk scored his Second of the night early in the Third to restore Cologne’s three point lead, 4:1 (54 minute). Jon Rheault scored for the Adler while on the power-play late in the Period, 4:2 (57 minute, man-advantage). Christoph Ullmann went to the box on a two-minute-minor for tripping less than a minute later making Rheault’s goal too little too late for the Adler. The game remained 4:2 for Cologne at the final horn. The Three Stars of the game were all from Cologne. First Star was Andreas Falk, Second Star Gustaf Wesslau, and Third Star Jean-Francois Boucher.

Following their second loss in the best of three series the Adler are now out of the DEL Playoff picture and their season has ended.

Adler Mannheim vs. Cologne Haie 5:2 (0:0, 4:1, 1:1)


Adler Force Game Three

The Adler Mannheim came back in game two of the DEL Wild Card series to beat Cologne by a score of 5:2 and force a game three in the best of three series. Goal Scorers for Mannheim were Jon Rheault, Christoph Ullmann (x2), Matt Lashoff, and Jochen Hecht. Johannes Salmonsson and Dragan Umicevic scored for the Haie.

Following a scoreless First Period Jon Rheault put the Adler on the board during a power-play six minutes into the Second Period, 1:0 (26 minute, man-advantage). Exactly one minute later Christoph Ullmann extended the Adler lead, 2:0 (27 minute). Midway through the Period Matt Lashoff build on the lead, 3:0 (30 minute) as did Jochen Hecht, 4:0 (35 minute). Johannes Salmonsson scored for the Haie in the last minute of the Period while on the power-play, 4:1 (40 minute, man-advantage).

Christoph Ullmann restored Mannheim’s four point lead early in the Third, 5:1 (44 minute), resulting in a goalie change for Cologne, Daniar Dshunussow for Gustaf Wesslau. Halfway through the Period and on the power-play Dragan Umicevic scored for Cologne, 5:2 (50 minute). The Adler held the 5:2 lead until the final horn, forcing a game three in the best of three series. The Three Stars of the Game were all from Mannheim. First Star was Matthew Lashoff, Second Star Christoph Ullmann, and Third Star Youri Ziffzer.

The Adler will be in Cologne on Sunday, 13 March for game three of the best of three series. The puck is scheduled to drop a 14.30.

Cologne Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 6:3 (2:0, 2:3, 2:0)


Adler Lose First Wild Card Game

The Adler lost their first game of the best of three Wild Card Series of the DEL Playoffs by a score of 6:3. Christoph Ullmann (x2) and Sinan Akdag scored for the Adler. Philip Gogulla (hattrick), Charly Stephens, Patrick Hager, and Mortiz Mueller all scored for Cologne.

The Adler had hoped to have a fresh start in the playoffs with everything starting again from zero but the Haie had plans of their own. Philip Gogulla put Colonge on the board first, 1:0 (8 minute). Six minutes later Charly Stephens increased Cologne’s lead, 2:0 (14 minute). The Haie took a two to nothing lead into the First Break.

With less than a minute played in the Second, Philip Gogulla scored his second of the night, 3:0 (21 minute). Following Gogulla’s second goal, the Adler replaced Ray Emery in Goal with Youri Ziffzer. Two minutes later Christoph Ullmann cut the Haie’s lead to two, 3:1 (23 minute). Seventeen seconds later Patrick Hager restored Cologne’s three pont lead, 4:1 (24 minute). Mannheim fought their way back into the game on goals from Sinan Akdag, 4:2 (36 minute), and Christoph Ullmann’s second of the night, 4:3 (39 minute). The Adler went into the Second Break hopefull of turning the game around.

The Third Period was scoreless going into the last two minitues of play when the Adler pulled Ziffzer for a sixth attacker. Mannheim was unable to gain solid puck control and Gogulla was able to score his third of the night and earn a hatrick, 5:3 (60 minute, empty-net) a half minute larter the Haie once again hit the empty net, this time in the form of Mortiz Mueller, 6:3 (60 minute, empty-net). The Three Stars of the Game were First Star Philip Gogulla (Cologne), Second Star Christoph Ullmann (Mannheim), and Third Star Daniel Syvret (Cologne).

The Adler return home to the SAP Arena for a must win game two of the series on Friday, 11 March. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30. If the Adler win game two they will force a game three, if they lose game two they are out of the playoff picture.

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