Eisbären lose Wolfsburg 1-2 after a penalty shootout

Berlin (dpa / bb) – The Eisbären Berlin also lost their second game of the season in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). On Friday evening, the German champions lost 2-1 (0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1) to the Grizzlies Wolfsburg after a penalty shoot-out. Because only Marcel Barinka used one of the numerous chances, the capital city had to settle for a point.

The Eisbären fans among the 11,710 spectators in the arena at the Ostbahnhof celebrated the hoisting of the championship banner before the start of the game, but were initially offered little after that. In the first third, both teams hardly accomplished anything offensively and missed their few chances to score, which mostly resulted from coincidences.

After the first break, the home side increased the pressure, but failed again and again due to the strong Wolfsburg goalie Dustin Strahlmeier. The guests took the lead in the final section: Jean-Christophe Beaudoin successfully completed a counterattack. Because newcomer Barinka scored the late equalizer for the Berliners, the game went into overtime, which remained goalless. In the penalty shootout, Darren Archibald then ensured the decision in favor of Lower Saxony.

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