The Nürnberg Ice Tigers lose Wednesday afternoon at home the DEL derby against the EHC Red Bull Munich 1: 4 and thus conceded the fifth defeat.
"Everything will be alright": The lettering on Niklas Treutle's helmet tells a lot about the current situation at the Nürnberg Ice Tigers. At the moment, the franc is not doing very well. On Wednesday afternoon they lost at home the derby against the EHC Red Bull Munich 1: 4 (0: 2, 1: 1, 0: 1) and thus conceded in their seventh season game in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) the fifth defeat (pictured the Munich Maximilian Kastner, center, against Eugen Alanov). The Ice Tigers also miss their new head coach Martin Jiranek's 49th birthday. The Nuremberg sporting director had taken over after the leave of Kevin Gaudet the head coach post, conceded in his third game but also the second defeat in series and has to settle for league nine.
The Munich started dominantly in the derby and took advantage of their first overweight game: Patrick Hager fought back in the Nuremberg third worth seeing the disc and brought them to the freestanding Yannic Seidenberg, who met by direct defeat to 1: 0 (6). For the reigning DEL defender of the year, it was the first league goal of the season. The Franks made too many mistakes in their own third in the starting third, which allowed the EHC a few shots on goal. In the 12th minute, the Ice Tigers lost the disc in forward gear, unleashing a counter-attack by the champion. John Mitchell waited a long time before giving a shot at his former team-mate Treutle. The national goalkeeper could not hold on to it and Trevor Parkes dusted from close range to 2: 0 because he was faster on the disc than Shawn Lalonde.
The few opportunities afforded by the Franks sprang from shots from the outside, which were usually no problem for Munich's national goalkeeper Danny from the birches. "We have always been under pressure," said EHC striker Maximilian Daubner, who joined the team for Mads Christensen and celebrated his league season debut. "Our Forecheck works well and we get well from the back."
At the beginning of the middle third, the Franks started to hope, as Brandon Buck reduced the lead to 1: 2 (24.). Only 21 seconds later, however, the spark was already extinguished, Munich defender Keith Aulie faked a Hager shot to 3-1 for the master from (24.). The game became increasingly rough, both penalty boxes were well occupied – and Mitchell provided with a shot into the empty goal for the decision (59.). Both teams will continue on Friday. Munich visits the Eagles Mannheim, Nuremberg receives the Kölner Haie. "We're getting out of there," Jiranek had said before the derby. Against the sharks offers the Ice Tigers the next opportunity – so that soon everything will be fine again.