Here’s a mini-update of games played Tuesday:
Geneva 4, Prague 1 – The Generals takeover first place overall with a 3-goal win over one of the teams they are fighting neck-and-neck for the President’s Trophy. For the second straight game, David Desharnais scored a goal and was named the game’s second star. Teemu Selanne assisted on the go-ahead goal and the next one. It was a penalty-filled contest with 18 minors being called.
St. Petersburg 6, Bern 1 – St. Petersburg outshot Bern 35-17 with Erik Cole and Blake Wheeler scoring two goals apiece.
Frankfurt 7, Milan 5 – The Inferno’s disciplined play (no penalties) contributed greatly to the win. Nine goals were scored in the second period, 6 of them by Frankfurt. Claude Giroux and Steven Stamkos each had 2 goals and 2 assists for Frankfurt, while Milan’s Steve Ott and Trevor Daley had 3 assists each and Ryan Callahan had 2 goals.
Berlin 6, Belfast 0 – Three Smurfs had 3 points, including R.J. Umberger, who had 2 goals. Five players were plus 4 for Berlin. Mika Kiprusoff turned in a 19-save shutout performance against the still Crosby-less Giants.
Helsinki 5, Moscow 4 – Helsinki had 12 powerplays and scored on 4 of them. Moscow was 1 for 2 on the PP. Two Moscow players had the best stats in the game, despite being on the losing side. Anze Kopitar had a 4-point night, with 2 goals and 2 assists, while Nikolai Khabibulin was busy making 35 saves. Kopitar’s linemates, Mike Knuble and Alexander Ovechkin had 2 points each for the Dynamo. For Helsinki, Martin St. Louis scored a pair of goals and Milan Hejduk had 2 assists, while Dainus Zubrus and Jarret Stoll each had a goal and an assist, and Stoll was 19-9 in the faceoff circle.
Paris 3, Athens 2 – Alexander Semin scored the game-winning goal in the third period for the visitors who outshot Athens 27-21. Semin and Mike Ribeiro each had 2 points for Les Rouges Eiffels, while Ryan O’Reilly and Scotty Hartnell did the same for the Greeks.