Coach Draisaitl reacted immediately and from then on built on the 3M storm again. His team immediately took the initiative. But Riefers and Mouillierat gave away the possible lead when there were big chances. That was also the case at the beginning of the final period when the Falcons received the next penalty. But the Heilbronn bulwark around the very safe goalkeeper Mnich withstood the pressure. The falcons’ nest was nailed shut in the period that followed. The penguins initially took the lead after 40 minutes of shooting (24:24). As so often, a hit then falls unexpectedly. Maxi Söll didn’t even pull hard just behind the blue line. But the puck tumbled past friend and foe into the Heilbronner Maschen (53′). But the cheering quickly died down. When Belov couldn’t get a puck under control in the slot, Della Rovere scored to make it 2-2 (55′). Seconds later, the KEV fans caught their breath as Cabana ran towards Belov alone. But the Russian prevented the gap with a brilliant act. But his opponent was just as brilliant when Mouillierat had the 3-2 on the bat. In overtime, it was just 54 seconds before Williams scored the extra point for the Falcons.