An outstanding keeper and ice cold in front of the opposing goal: The Adler Mannheim have reported back with two wins in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) after the opening defeat.

On Sunday, the title favorite at Meister Eisbären Berlin won 3-0 (1-0, 0-0, 2-0) and also sent a signal to the competition.

“We also had the necessary luck on our side, but in the end the three points that we take away from Berlin remain.

It's good for the head, ”said goalkeeper Felix Brückmann.

The goalie prevented a goal in front of 6,450 spectators with a total of 39 saves.

“Felix was unbelievable on the defensive,” enthused national player Lean Bergmann.

Former NHL professional Korbinian Holzer added: "Felix did a great job and fished everything away."

Bergmann put Mannheim in the lead on the opposite side after 16 minutes, Matthias Plachta (48th minute) and Holzer (60th) increased in the final section.

In the table, both the Adler and the defending champion from the capital are in midfield with six points, but Mannheim has played one game less.

EHC Red Bull Munich remains leader of the table with a 6: 3 (1: 0, 1: 1, 4: 2) in the Bayern derby against the Straubing Tigers.

After a 3-1 lead, the guests made it 3: 3 in the final third within 34 seconds.

Daryl Boyle (55th), Yasin Ehliz (60th) and Austin Ortega (60th) were able to decide the match for the Munich team in regular time.

The Düsseldorfer EG (2: 1 against Schwenninger Wild Wings) with nine points and the Fischtown Pinguins from Bremerhaven (3: 2 after extra time with the Nürnberg Ice Tigers) with seven points remain in the DEL after their third success of this season. Top group.

ERC Ingolstadt won the second win of the season with a 4: 3 (2: 2, 1: 0, 0: 1, 1: 0) after extra time at the Iserlohn Roosters.