ERC Ingolstadt vs. Adler Mannheim 5:1 (0:0, 1:1, 4:0)
Adler Lose 1:5 in Ingolstadt
Five days after the bitter loss to the Panther in Mannheim, the two teams met again this time in Ingolstadt. The Adler lost 1:5 and slid into seventh place in the DEL rankings. The Adler are on a five game losing streak.
Both teams concentrated on their defensive game during the First Period and although there were a few scoring opportunities on both sides, Pielmeier, in goal for Ingolstadt as well as Brueckmann, in goal for Mannheim, kept their cages clean. Both Simon Gamache and Denis Reul went to the box in the first minute of the Second Period, resulting in a two-man-advantage for Ingolstadt. Mannheim killed the penalty. Jon Rheault put Mannheim on the board first, 0:1 (35 minute). Shortly thereafter, just like on Friday night, the Adler went on the power-play and Robert Sabolic scored a short-hander for Ingolstadt to tie the game, 1:1 (38 minute, short-handed).
The Adler attempted to regain the lead in the Third Period but it was Ingolstadt that scored the go ahead goal, on a shot from Laiberte, 2:1 (46 minute). The Adler continued to draw penalties and Ingolstadt took advantage of their man-advantages situations scoring two power-play goals in the Third (54 minute Hahn and 56 minute Sabolic). Sabolic also had an equal strength goal (55 minute) giving him a hat-trick for the game. At the final horn the Adler were looking at a 5:1 loss and their fifth loss in as many games.
Mannheim remains on the road this Sunday and will be in Straubing to Play against the Straubing Tigers. The Adler will return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 20 December to host the Schwenninger Wild Wings. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
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.