- This was Grenoble's second ever win in the CHL, their first this season
- Damien Fleury scored the first goal of the match, his second this season
- Grenoble goalie Lukáš Horák made 38 saves and only let one past just seconds before the final whistle
Just as in the game against Bern on Game Day 1, it was the away team that scored first against Skellefteå in the Skellefteå Kraft Arena. Damien Fleury, who scored Grenoble’s only goal in their defeat against EV Zug a few days ago, scored with just 9 minutes of the game played. Despite Skellefteå having two times as many shots on goal in the first period and two powerplays from Sacha Treile’s tripping call 3 minutes after their 1-0 goal and Damien Fleury’s holding penalty 6 minutes later, Skellefteå were unable to tie the game and left for the locker rooms still losing by a goal.
In a surprise turn of events, it was Grenoble who took the initiative in the second period. Oscar Möller’s interference penalty was deemed as 2+2 worthy, but despite many shots on target throughout the powerplay, Grenoble were unable to add another goal and Peter Valier’s tripping penalty cut it to just 2 and a half minutes. After many more penalties and powerplays on both sides (7 penalties in total), the score stayed 1-0 for Grenoble after 40 minutes of game time.
The third period started just where the second left off, only with Skellefteå playing noticeably more attack minded. Their high pressing style of play cost them a few penalties, but with Grenoble under pressure, they also felt the need to foul when threatened. Despite all their effort, Skellefteå just couldn’t seem to score and with time desperately running out, they needed an extra player on the ice. With just 3 minutes of game time left, Skellefteå’s goalie Oskar Östlund was called to the bench and an extra skater jumped onto the ice. The puck hardly left Grenoble’s end of the ice and goalie Lukáš Horák was peppered with shot after shot, but in another surprise turn of events, it was Grenoble who scored a lucky empty net goal from Joël Champagne’s clearance. Jesper Frödén’s goal 4 seconds before the final whistle had no chance of taking the hard-fought win from Grenoble.