Adler Mannheim vs. Eisbären Berlin 3:1 (0:0, 0:0, 3:1)
Adler Retake Series Lead
The 13,600 fans in the Sold out SAP Arena saw a suspenseful game on Friday night that ended with a 3:1 victory for the Adler. The result put Mannheim ahead 3:2 in the best of seven, DEL Quarterfinal series. Following two scoreless Periods Luke Adam, Garrett Festerling and Carlo Colaiacovo scored for Mannheim. Julian Talbot was the goal scorer for Berlin.
Adler Trainer Sean Simpson made a couple of changers since the 1:6 loss in Berlin on Wednesday night. Drew MacIntyre was in between the pipes and Mirko Hoefflin and Nikolai Goc replaced Aaron Johnson and Daniel Sparre on the roster. The changes seemed to do the Adler good as they came out more concentrated and were the better team over long stretches of the game.
It took until the Third Period before either team was able to get a puck in net. Mannheim took a deserved lead on a goal from Luke Adam, 1:0 (46 minute). Garrett Festerling added to the Adler lead at the halfway mark of the Period, 2:0 (50 minute). Berlin threw everything they had forward and Julian Talbot scored to bring Berlin back within one, 2:1 (54 minute). Berlin pulled Goalie Petri Vehanen for a sixth attacker with just over a minute left in regulation. Carlo Colaiacovo scored in the empty net to seal the victory for Mannheim, 3:1 (60 minute, empty-net). The “Top Performers of the game were Julian Talbot (Berlin) with one goal, Andre Rankel (Berlin) with one assist, Garrett Festerling (Mannheim) with one point, and Brent Raedeke (Mannheim) with six shots on goal.
The Adler will be in Berlin on Sunday, 19 March for game six of the best of seven series. The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 and will be broadcast live on the German T.V. Station “Sport 1. The results of this game will determine the date of the next home game for the Adler.
Eisbären Berlin vs. Adler Mannheim 6:1 (1:1, 3:0, 2:0)
Berlin Ties Series at Two Apiece
As with the other games in this series, game four also went to the home team as Berlin downed Mannheim by a score of 6:1. Ryan MacMurchy put the Adler on the board first with a power-play goal late in the First Period, 0:1 (27 minute, man-advantage). Following MacMurchy’s goal Berlin scored six unanswered goals Charles Linglet (1:1, 18 minute), Louis Marc Aubry (2:1, 26 minute), Andre Rankel (3:1, 29 minute), Mal Laurin Braun (4:1, 37 minute and 5:1 46 minute), and Darin Oliver (6:1, 56 minute). The “Top Performers of the game were Laurin Braun (Berlin) with two goals and two points, Julian Talbot (Berlin) with two assists, and Carlo Colaiacovo (Mannheim) with seven shots on goal.
The Adler return home to the SAP Arena on Friday, 17 March when they will host Berlin for game five of the best of seven series for the DEL Quarter Finals. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.
Adler Mannheim vs. Eisbären Berlin 3:2 (2:1, 1:0, 0:1)
Adler Take the Lead in the DEL Quarterfinals Series
With a 3:2 win in Game Three on Sunday afternoon the Adler took a one game lead in the DEL Quarter Final best of seven series. Brent Raedeke, Chad Kolarik, and Luke Adam scored for Mannheim. Louis-Marc Aubry and Florian Busch were the goal scorers for Berlin.
The 13,000 plus fans in the sold out SAP Arena saw a hard fought duel between two closely matched teams. Brent Raedeke drew first blood for Mannheim with just over five minutes played in the First, 1:0 (6 minute). Louis-Marc Aubry tied the score a little over half way through the Period, 1:1 (12 minute). Chad Kolarik shot a power-play goal late in the Period to put Mannheim back in the lead, 2:1 (19 minute, man-advantage).
Close to the midway point of the Second Period Luke Adam scored to build on the Adler’s lead, 3:1 (28 minute). Florian Bush scored with seven minutes remaining in the Third making the last minutes suspenseful, 3:2 (54 minute). Berlin pulled Goalie Petri Vehanen for a sixth attacker with just under a minute left in regulation. Shortly thereafter Berlin made a mistake in a line change and were called for a two-minute-minor for too many players on the ice. Mannheim held on to their one point lead to the final horn. The “Top Performers of the game were all from Berlin Florian Busch with one goal, one assist, and two points and Nicholas Petersen with seven shots on goal.
The Adler will be on the road in Berlin for game four of the best of seven series on Wednesday, 15 March. They will return home to the SAP Arena to host Berlin in game five of the series on Friday, 17 March. The puck is scheduled to drop at 19:30.