The success of the leader, the Mannheim eagles in the German hockey League (DEL) is ripped. For the first time after eight Victories, the former master by a 3:4 (1:2, 0:0, 2:1, 0:0, 0:1) had to shoot to penalty in the case of the Straubing Tigers again as a loser from the ice. Tracker and title defender Red Bull Munich celebrated against the basement child Iserlohn Roosters with a 5:1 (2:0, 2:0, 1:1) his sixth success one after the other and reduced its arrears on the Kurpfälzer to just seven points.

In the battle of the six directly places in the Play-offs for the Augsburger Panther advanced through their second victory in a row 4:2 (2:0, 1:2, 1:0) against the table neighbours ERC Ingolstadt at the fish town penguin Bremerhaven and the Cologne sharks (Thursday, December 5:4 n. V. against Bremerhaven) to rank four. Place the düsseldorf EC, which was able to cheer through a 3:2 (0:1, 2:1, 0:0, 0:0, 1:0) after penalty a experience of success, and shoot at the grizzly Wolfsburg for the first time after four defeats in a series is unchanged.

The polar bears of Berlin to tremble, meanwhile, due to their ongoing crisis is becoming stronger in order to participate in the Pre-Play-offs. The capital Team suffered at the Nürnberg Ice Tigers, with the 4:6 (1:2, 3:0, 0:4) already in its seventh defeat in a row and fell back behind the Swiss franc on the tenth and last place for the heats. Even out of the Top 10, the Krefeld penguins dashed out by a 1:2 (0:1, 1:0, 0:1) at the conclusion of the light-Schwenninger Wild Wings.