Bryzgalov steals one;Trade involves 6 skaters

The first major trade since the season got started included 6 players, three from Edinburgh packing their bags and heading for St. Petersburg, with 3 going the other way. Edinburgh landed scoring right wing James Neal, shifty winger Andrei Kostitsyn and young defenseman Karl Alzner, while Petrograd got big, young winger Blake Wheeler, steady and…

Copenhagen, Milan in tailspins

Helsinki 4, Copenhagen 3 (shootout) Copenhagen needs to pull out of a tailspin and get flying straight again. despite out-shooting Helsinki Jokerit 41-32, the Tridents lost in a shootout and have now dropped five of their last six games. Copenhagen took 7 penalties and the Jokerit scored twice with a man advantage. Ilya Bryzgalov was…

Dublin evens season series with Paris

Dublin 5, Paris 3 Paris controlled the game early, scoring on their first powerplay opportunity and opening up a 2-0 lead, but Dublin reeled off five straight goals to leave France with two points. Tim Gleason had a great game for the Fighting Irish, leading all skaters with 3 points, and dishing out 5 hits…

Duns, Eagles tied with Milan for 2nd overall

Munich 5, Milan 4Munich moved into a tie for 2nd overall by beating previously second-best Milan. Penalties might have been the difference because Milan gave Munich 5 powerplay chances to just one Dun penalty. Munich defenseman Alexandre Picard scored his first goal of the year in the first period and his second of the year…

Knights’ home stand coincides with Olympics

Moscow 6, London 4 Moscow built a 6-2 lead and held on for the win in London.  It was the start of a five-game home stand for the Knights, a curious piece of scheduling with the Olympics in town for a 17-day gig. Nearly 15,000 hockey fans fought through traffic and security checks to make…

Niemi blanks Belfast again; Orpik the star

Milan 5, Belfast 0 The Guerriero delighted 15,450 home fans with another Antti Niemi shutout on Wednesday. Niemi’s first shout came in the second game of the season, also against Belfast. Milan seemed to be trying to give Belfast chances to score by taking 10 penalties, but the Giants were unable to get one across…

Paris, Edinburgh notch OT wins

Paris 2, Minsk 1 (0vertime) Once again Carey Price was stingy in the Minsk net. The former Montreal Canadiens star has given up just 2 goals in the last 8 periods of hockey, but unfortunately for the Hussars, both of those came in overtime. On Tuesday, Evgeni Malkin put a sudden end to the game…