- Jonas Hiller made 40 save shutout
- Biel-Bienne scored winning goal with 68 seconds to go
- Tappara Tampere drop first two games.
It was the Jonas Hiller show in the first period, as EHC Biel-Bienne took two penalties which gave the home side much defending to do against a fearsome Tappara Tampere powerplay. Biel-Bienne’s Jonas Hiller made 16 saves in the opening frame to keep the scores at 0-0 after 20 minutes, including a fantastic glove stop to deny Jere Karjalainen
In the second period It was Tappara’s turn to form a line to the penalty box. The Finnish side took three consecutive penalties, but this time it was Biel-Bienne who were left to rue missed chances. Biel-Bienne peppered Christian Heljanko’s net with shots (16 in the second period), but the Tappara shotstopper did exactly what he needed to do to send the teams into the locker room at the end of the second period still tied 0-0
In the third period, both Hiller and Heljanko once again stole the show. Tappara had the man advantage twice, and dominated the puck. They had a number of great chances, including one out of this world save by Hiller, which saw him sprawl across his crease to deny Sami Moilanen with his right pad. With overtime looming, Niko Ojamäki took what would turn out to be the costly penalty. With the man advantage Biel-Bienne would delight the home fans by scoring what would be the game’s only goal. Anssi Salmela’s point shot was expertly tipped by Damien Riat to light the lamp with just 68 seconds to go, and give Biel-Bienne two wins out of two for the home side. With this loss, Tappara’s chances of advancing to the Playoffs are in grave danger, after losses in their opening two games.