Eisbaren Berlin vs Frolunda
Frolunda Gothenburg, the reigning CHL champions, haven't always looked like champions this season, but they've got the job done when they've had to. In their first six CHL games so far, they've won and lost against Dynamo Pardubice, Grizzlys Wolfsburg and Yunost Minsk, and yet here they are. After losing in Minsk to start off the Round of 32, they returned home with a convincing 5-0 win, perhaps signalling that they're finally on their way. Their opponents are Eisbaren Berlin, who have made the Round of 16 for the second straight season. Last season they went out to Skelleftea AIK in that round, and now they play another big Swedish club. While they've never gone beyond this point in the CHL, they did win the CHL's predecessor – the European Trophy – in 2010. These two teams met twice in the European Trophy tournament, with Frolunda winning 6-0 at home in 2011 and Eisbaren returning the favour with a home-ice win in 2013 by a 4-3 score.
Depsite accumulating more points than Frolunda through their first six games, Eisbaren will start at home in this series due to Mercedes Benz Arena's lack of availability the following week.
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