The Eisbären Berlin suffered their third defeat in a row in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL). On Friday evening, the German champions lost 3:4 (0:0, 2:3, 1:1) to leaders EHC Red Bull Munich and thus failed to make up ground in the playoff ranks.
Kevin Clark scored two goals, and Jonas Müller also scored for the capital city, who were unable to reward themselves for a strong performance.
In front of 13,870 spectators in the arena at the Ostbahnhof, both teams engaged in the duels in the first third, but made too many mistakes in the build-up to become really dangerous.
That changed after the first break: the guests used a four-a-side advantage to give Zachary Redmond the opener, while Justin Schütz extended the lead.
But the polar bears fought back: Clark scored to connect, Müller equalized after a solo run across the entire ice surface.
However, Munich answered only twelve seconds later: Yasin Ehliz put the leaders back in the lead just before the break siren.
In the hectic final section, the Berliners could hope for an equalizer for a long time before Christopher DeSousa scored for the guests after a counterattack. Clark still scored his second goal three seconds before the end of the game.
Red Bull Munich