Veterans Lidstrom, Whitney score 2 each

Geneva 6, Belfast 1

Veteran blueliner Nicklas Lidstrom had a 4-point for Geneva, leading the Generals past the Giants in Belfast. Lidstrom scored twice in the first period as his team outshot Belfast 42-17 with Kari Lehtonen picking up the save. Patrick Marleau had a goal and 2 assists for Geneva.

Bern 4, Zurich 3

Ray Whitney scored twice and he now has 24 goals on the season for Bern. His second of the game, scored in the first period, put the Bears up 4-0. Zurich clawed back with goals by Ilya Kovalchuk, Tanner Glass and Patrice Bergeron, but Bern goalie Mike Smith was able to hold the fort for 2 more points in the standings.

St. Petersburg 4, Moscow 2

The home team outshot visiting St. Petersburg 40-30, but lost thanks mainly to Brad Richards, who had 2 goals for the Lynx. Kevin Bieksa scored a big goal in the third period that put St. Petersburg up by 2 with 6 minutes left. Recently acquired Jarome Iginla had 3 assists for the Lynx. On the other side, Alexander Ovechkin and David Jones had 6 and 5 shots respectively, but were unable to score. Marcus Johansson and Duncan Keith did score for the Dynamo however. Ovechkin also blocked 4 Petrograd shots.

Milan 5, Paris 3

Four out of five Milan goals came from defensemen on Wednesday. Dustin Byfuglien opened the scoring with a few clicks left on the clock in the first period, while Jason Garrison scored two goals and Trevor Daley blasted home what turned out to be the game-winning goal.  Dustin Brown also scored for the Guerriero. For Paris, Evgeny Malkin, Derrick Brassard and Andrew Ebbett put goals on the board. Milan outshot Paris 37-21.

Munich 7, Minsk 4

Dion Phaneuf scored a pair of goals and had one assist, while teammate Joe Thornton had a goal and 3 assists to lead the way for the Foxes. Phaneuf also had 2 hits, blocked 2 shots and was voted as the game’s first star. He and Roman Hamrlik were plus 4 on the night for Munich. Four different players scored goals for Minsk and 11 had at  one point.

Stockholm 5, Edinburgh 4 (shootout)

Miko Koivu was the only one who could score in the shootout session and his goal won it for the Spartans. Stockholm came close to earning zero points in the game. They led 3-1 at one point, only to be overtaken by Edinburgh, which took a 4-3 lead on a James Neal goal halfway through the third period. Eric Staal was the hero for the home team, as he tied the game up with just 15 seconds left when he tucked in a rebound of a Shane Doan shot. It was Staal’s second of the game and 21st of the season.

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