St. Petersburg 2, Copenhagen 1
Two third period goals decided a matchup of two of the league’s best goalies, as Pekka Rinne’s St. Petersburg Lynx beat Robert Luongo’s Copenhagen Tridents. Andrew Ladd put Copenhagen in front with a first period goal that held up until Jeff Petry and Daniel Alfredsson scored for St. Petersburg. Luongo made 39 saves, while Rinne made 26.
Moscow 7, Paris 2
Benoit Pouliot exploded for 2 goals and 2 assists, while teammates Jannik Hansen and Alexander Ovechkin scored two each for the Dynamo. Dave Bolland, playing with Hansen and Pouliot, had 3 assists. Anton Babchuk scored a shorthanded goal for Paris.
Madrid 3, Bratislava 2
Joe Pavelski scored his second of the game with just 16 seconds left in overtime to win it for theRoyals in Madrid. He now has 20 goals this season. Sean Couturier also scored for Madrid, while Tim Connolly and Jonathan Toews scored powerplay goals for Bratislava.
Milan 5, Athens 1
Antti Niemi was solid in goal for Milan and five big name players scored goals for the Guerriero: Henrik Sedin, Ryan Callahan, Antoine Vermette, Dustin Brown and Dustin Byfuglien. Michal Roszival had 7 hits for the Greeks.
Bern 4, Berlin 2
The Bears outshot the Smurfs 42-25 in Switzerland. Berlin held Jason Spezza to one goal, but three first period goals by Rich Peverly, Pascal Dupuis and Mike Cammalleri did real damage. Logan Couture tried to lead a comeback, scoring a goal in the second and a goal in the third for the Smurfs, but penalties called on Kris Versteeg and Jochen Hecht put the brakes on that idea.
Gothenburg 5, Belfast 1
Cory Schneider might want to have a talk with his defensemen and forwards about play without the puck. Schneider was bombarded with 56 shots when the Giants visited Gothenburg. He made 51 saves, but the game wasn’t ever close. Gothenburg’s Jordan Eberle scored his 15th and 16th of the season in the first period, and his teammates tacked on three more before Belfast could get on the scoreboard. Eberle had 11 shots on goal, which is 11 more than Sidney Crosby had for Belfast, although Sid the Kid blocked three shots and delivered 2 big hits.