Bratislava 6, Zurich 2
Tyler Ennis and Marian Hossa led a late charge for Bratislava on Tuesday, enabling the Eagles to defeat the Lions twice in three days. Ennis scored his first goal of the season with 8 minutes to go in a tie game. He scored again near the end of the game, with a Matt Greene goal in between. Hossa assisted on Ennis’ first goal and on Greene’s. Michal Frolik of Zurich scored his first of the year to tie the game at 2-2 a few minutes before Ennis did. The Eagles are in second place overall, while Zurich has been bumped down to 9th in the Southern Conference. Christian Ehrhoff of Bratislava got into his league-leading third fight.
Copenhagen 4, Gothenberg 0
The Tridents greeted Gothenberg with as stingy a defense as possible, limiting Gberg to 1 shot in the first period and then easing up to allow 5 shots in the second. By the time it was over, Copenhagen outshot Gothenberg 31-16 and Roberto Luongo had his second EURO shutout. Goals came from 4 Trident players: Dany Heatley and Darrell Powe, who each scored their second of the year, and Boyd Gordon and Taylor Pyatt, who each scored their first. Powe also had 2 assists and a fight with Milan Lucic. The fourth line of Gordon, Powe and Pyatt was plus 3.
Milan 6, Madrid 3
It was a good day for 3 former Dallas Stars teammates in Milan. Trevor Daley, Steve Ott and Sheldon Souray, along with Jordan Staal and Dustin Brown, all were plus 3 in the win. Daley had 3 assists and Ott scored twice and had one assist. A turning point in the game came in the second period with the score tied at 1-1, when a Jason Garrison powerplay goal ignited a five-goal outburst for the Guerriero. Joe Pavelski continues his hot play for Madrid, getting a goal and an assist. He now has 8 goals and 8 assists to lead the Royals in scoring.
St. Petersburg 5, London 3
A day after the 6-player trade, a good third period for the Lynx gave the Russians a win in London with Marty Turco guarding the net. The score was tied 2-2 in the third when Kyle Wellwood and defenseman Jeff Petry scored to give St. Petersburg the lead. Their discipline was also a factor in the win, as the Lynx took just one minor penalty. Newcomer Artem Anisimov played on the third line with Wellwood and Vladimir Sobotka, and in just 7 minutes together, they were plus 3. Blake Wheeler had an uneventful debut on the Lynx’ second line, and the third former Edinburgh player, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, scored a goal for St. Petersburg. For London, 3 young forwards scored goals: Tyler Seguin, Taylor Hall and Tyler Bozak.
Geneva 5, Paris 3
Geneva star Marian Gaborik was whistled for the first penalty of the game, but the next 8 infractions were committed by Paris, including two unsportsmanlike conducts and two roughing calls. That kept the Eiffels’ offensive stalwarts out of the Geneva end and contributed to a 41-21 Geneva advantage in shots on goal. Chris Kunitz scored 3 of the Generals’ 5 goals, with Dennis Wideman and Ryan Malone getting the others. Derick Brassard scored his first two goals of the year for Paris, but the top four defensemen all failed to get a shot on Geneva goalie Kari Lehtonen. Geneva will get to rest for a day, while Paris must cross the Pyrennes to play in Madrid on Wednesday.
Oslo 6, Belfast 3
Oslo’s powerplay was 4 for 5, with Pavel Datsyuk scoring the go-ahead and insurance goals. Defense partners and former Nashville Predator teammates Shea Weber and Ryan Suter were named the game’s top two stars, as each scored a goal and had 2 assists. Belfast’s Matthias Tedenby scored his third of the season, while Marcel Goc and Lars Eller each scored their first. Oslo (7-5-0) is in the thick of the hunt for the Northern Conference title.