Adler Mannheim vs. ERC Ingolstadt 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1)
Adler Lose Four in a Row
After their 1:2 (1:1, 0:0, 0:1) loss to Ingolstadt on Sunday in the SAP Arena the Adler have now lost four in a row. Following the early goals by Christoph Ullmann and Robert Sabolic, Mannheim was unable to take advantage of their man-advantage situations. Tim Conboy scored the game winner for Ingolstadt in the 57 minute.
At the 10 second mark Timo Pielmeier , in goal for Ingolstadt, let a shot from Jon Rheault rebound and Christoph Ullmann picked up the rebound and scored; 1:0 (1 minute). Despite Ingolstadt going to the box four times in the First Period, Mannheim was unable to build on their early lead. Quite to the contrary, Ingolstadt was able to score a short-handed goal during one of the Adler’s power-plays. Robert Sabolic picked up the puck in the neutral zone and was able to beat Felix Brueckmann, in goal for Mannheim; 1:1 (3 minute, short-handed).
The first half of the Second Period had little excitement and no real chances on goal. Both teams managed to create a few chances on goal in the second half of the period. Mannheim found themselves two men down towards the end of the period with Kettemer and Kink both in the box. The Adler penalty-kill held strong and prevented Ingolstadt from taking the lead before the break.
The Third Period see-sawed back and forth with both sides having chances to score. In the last few minutes of play Jamie Sifers went to the box on a questionable call and Tim Conboy scored the game winner for Ingolstadt; 1:2 (57 minute, man-advantage). Mannheim pulled Brueckmann in the last two minutes of play but Mannheim was unable to retie the game.
Mannheim will be on the road this upcoming weekend. First on Friday, 13 December they will be in Ingolstadt for a rematch of last Sunday’s game. On Sunday, 15 December they will be in Straubing to play against the Tigers.
EHC Red Bull Munich vs. Adler Mannheim 4:1 (2:0, 0:1, 2:0)
Adler lose in Munich 1:4
Mannheim lost to Munich 4:1, with this their third loss in a row, the Adler have now slid to number six in the DEL rankings.
Munich had the better start in the game on Friday night with Keil scoring in the third minute to give the Red Bull an early lead, 1:0 (3 minute). The goal seemed to be a wakeup call for the Adler as they fought to take control of the game. Mannheim had several good chances on goal to include, Lehoux (5 minute), Hecht (9 minute), and Hospelt (11minute) but Jochen Reimer, in goal for Munich, was able to keep his cage clean. The Adler had a man-advantage situation late in the period but the Red Bull had a strong counter and Duncan scored a short-handed goal for Munich, 2:0 (19 minute, short-handed).
The Adler started the Second Period with a high tempo of play, once again creating multiple chances on goal and once again, end station Reimer. Halfway through the period Mannheim finally got on the board on a shot from Christoph Ullmann, 2:1 (33 minute). Mannheim continued to put pressure on goal with the best chance coming from Frank Mauer but Jochen Reimer had a super save and Reimer was able to keep the Red Bull’s one point lead in tact going into the second break.
The Adler continued to try to tie the score in the Third. Mannheim had several man-advantage situations but their power-play remained too harmless, never creating any real danger for Reimer. Munich was more effective in the period scoring twice, once on a goal from Barta, 3:1 (49 minute) and once from Urbas, 4:1 (54 minute).
Mannheim returns home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 8 December to host the ERC Ingolstadt. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14;30.
Hamburg Freezers vs. Adler Mannheim
Adler Lose In Hamburg 2:3
Despite leading twice on Sunday the Adler were unable to bringing any points home from Hamburg. The Freezers changed the momentum in the last period, scoring two goals and capturing a 3:2 win over the Adler. Marcus Kink and Frank Mauer were the two goal scorers for Mannheim.
Following the 2:4 loss on Friday in the SAP Arena to the Krefeld Pinguine the Adler wanted to make good by winning against the Freezers in Hamburg on Sunday. The Adler had multiple chances on goal during the First Period but Sebastien Caron, in goal for Hamburg, limited Mannheim to just one goal. Marcus Kink put the Adler on the board first, 0:1 (9 minute).
The Freezers came out of the locker room for the Second Period full of energy. They gave Adler Net-Minder Dennis Endras more work than he would have liked. The logical result of the intense pressure was a tied game. Festerling scored the tying goal for Hamburg, 1:1 (24 minute). It took the Adler several more minutes of play before they finally found their way back into the game and started creating new opportunities on goal. Frank Mauer put Mannheim back in the lead on a pass from Ken Magowan, 1:2 (34 minute).
In the Third Period, like the Second, it took the Freezers only about four minutes to re-tie the score. Thomas Oppenheimer scored the tying shot, 2:2 (45 minute) and at that point the momentum changed to Hamburg. The Adler offense was no longer creating the needed pressure in the Freezers defensive zone, so Hamburg was spending more and more time in the Adler defensive zone, creating dangerous situations for Dennis Endras. Kevin Schmidt gave Hamburg the go-a- head goal and the game winner with just over five minutes left in regulation, 3:2 (55 minute). Despite pulling Endras in the last minute of play for an extra attacker, Mannheim was unable to tie the score.
Mannheim remains on the road this Friday, 6 December and will be in Munich to play the Red Bull. The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Sunday, 8 December to host the Ingolstadt Panther. The puck is scheduled to drop at 14:30.