Late comeback: The Düsseldorfer EG celebrates the 5: 4 winning goal by Mathias From (in the middle with jersey number 77), while Samuel Soramies and ERC Ingolstadt were left with no points despite a 4: 2 lead until the 51st minute of the game .
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With a late comeback, the Düsseldorfer EG secured three very important points in the fight for the playoff qualification in the PENNY DEL on Wednesday evening and increased the pressure on the top four of the northern season. In the home game against ERC Ingolstadt, the team of Head Coach Harold Kreis was down 2: 4 after a total of six goals in the second period until the final phase, turned the game around with goals from Jerome Flaake (51st), Matt Carey (52nd) .) as well as Mathias From (56th) and got their third threesome from the last four matches. Flaake and Schanzer Petrus Palmu each scored twice, while DEG defender Nicholas B. Jensen contributed four assists to the success of his team.
Meanwhile, there was a (temporary) catch-up race on Wednesday in the duel between the Eisbären Berlin and the Schwenninger Wild Wings, who equalized a quick 2-0 deficit in the first third. A polar bear double strike by the German internationals Parker Tuomie and Jonas Müller within 41 seconds in the 26th minute of the game finally brought the hosts onto the road to victory. Zach Boychuk (49th) and Matt White (57th), who was the most successful scorer of the game with a total of three points (one goal, two assists), scored two more goals for the polar bears in the final section, while at the Wild Wings after the 2: 4 goalie Luis Benzing, who was only 21 years old, was substituted on for the ailing Patrik Cerveny, making his very first appearance in the PENNY DEL.
Meanwhile, the Straubing Tigers, who beat the Krefeld Penguins 3-1 at their home powder tower, and thus overtook the Wild Wings in the southern season, benefited from the Schwenninger defeat. As fourth in the table, the Tigers are now one point ahead of Schwenningen and can also play one more game. However, the Gäubodenstädter did not show a convincing performance against Krefeld. The Tigers repeatedly revealed weaknesses in duels in their own zone, which the severed penguins, however, did not punish consistently enough. On the other hand, two power play direct acceptances from defender Marcel Brandt (7th / 37th) and a wrist shot by Corey Tropp (45th) ensured the lackluster victory in Straubing.