Third-period goals give St. Pete a win

St. Petersburg 3, Minsk 2

The Lynx outshot Minsk 33-18, but needed a third-period comeback to overcome the Hussars.  Kyle Wellwood and Blake Wheeler assisted on Petrograd’s first-period goal by David Legwand and then each scored a goal of his own in the third period. Two defensemen, Ryan McDonough and Matt Niskanen, scored for Minsk. Niskanen and forward Jake Voracek each blocked 5 shots for Minsk.

Gothenberg 4, Stockholm 1

Martin Brodeur stopped 31 shots and Adam Henrique (2 goals) and Vincent Lecavalier (2 assists) led the way on offense. Stockholm had just as many shots on goal as Gothenberg did, but a four-goal first period was too much to overcome. Dan Girardi and Erik Johnson both scored for Gothenberg, while Miko Koivu scored the Spartans’ goal. It was the first Battle of Sweden this season.

Milan 5, Zurich 4 

Milan was coasting along with a 4-0 lead before finding themselves in overtime against the Lions. Fortunately for the Guerriero, Matt Moulson was the only person who could score in the shootout session.  After two periods, Milan led 4-0 and 36-9 in shots, and Antoine Vermette was a goal away from a hat trick and a four-point night. But Zurich really turned it on in the third period, outshooting Milan 14-3 and getting 4 goals, including 2 by Patrice Bergeron.

Dublin 5, Helsinki 3 

Tim Thomas was at his best on Monday, beating Helsinki despite the fact they outshot Dublin 43-26. Former Greek Evander Kane had a goal and an assist, while Phil Kessel earned 2 assists for Dublin. Helsinki’s Paul Stastny had a good game, firing off 8 shots, being plus 1, registering 2 hits and winning 16 of 24 faceoffs. Helsinki is one of 3 teams that have losing records on home ice but are .500 or better on the road. The other two in that group are Minsk and Athens. In five tries, the Greeks haven’t won yet in front of the home crowd.

Bern 4, Frankfurt 3

Frankfurt outshot Bern 31-25 but Mike Smith and crew closed the door in the third period. Frankfurt could only muster 5 shots in the third period, though they scratched their way to within a goal when Adam Burish scored his first of the year with 15:11 left in the game. Jason Spezza scored the eventual game-winner and has 18 this season. Shawn Horcoff and Yannick Weber had 2 points each for Frankfurt.

Athens 2, Paris 0

Tomas Vokoun of Athens earned a shutout after making 28 saves in front of a packed house in Paris.  T.J. Oshie and recently acquired Scott Hartnell scored the game’s only goals for Athens in the first 2:04 of the contest. From that point on, Vokoun and Tuukka Rask wouldn’t let another puck past them. Paris had 6 powerplay opportunities, while Athens had 1. The Greeks have a game in Oslo on Tuesday.


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