Minsk 5, Madrid 2
Sergei Kostitsyn went wild for 5 points on Saturday to lead Minsk to a 5-2 victory over Madrid. He scored twice in the game and now has 11 this season. The Hussars played well in all aspects of the game, with Carey Price making 33 saves and the powerplay going 3 for 6.
Stockholm 6, Moscow 2
Daniel Cleary started the Spartans off well with two early goals before his teammates were able to build an unsurmountable 4-0 lead. Cleary and teammate Miko Koivu each had 3 points Saturday as Stockholm outshot Moscow 35-21.
Helsinki 4, Berlin 3 (shootout)
The Smurfs and Jokerit went to six rounds of a shootout before Nik Antropov settled it with goal for Helsinki. Berlin’s Thomas Greiss made 31 saves, while Helsinki’s Henrik Lundquist made 26 saves. Dainus Zubrus and Jack Johnson of the Jokerit were in no mood for jokes as each dealt 6 hits in the game.
Copenhagen 3, Bratislava 2 (shootout)
The game between Copenhagen and Bratislava saw some really good penalty killing, or really bad powerplay work, or both. The Tridents had 12 chances to score with the man advantage and the Eagles had 7 and not a PP goal was scored. Marian Hossa of Bratislava did manage to score a shorthanded goal however. In the shootout, Dany Heatley and Andrew Ladd both scored for Copenhagen, while Roberto Luongo stopped both Bratislava shooters, Jonathan Toews and Martin Erat.
St. Petersburg 4, Edinburgh 3 (overtime)
As close as the game was during regulation time, it was just as lopsided in overtime, St. Ptersburg hammered away at the Capitals defense with 7 shots in less than 4 minutes. The last shot, off the stick of Erik Cole, got through Ilya Bryzgalov to end it. Edinburgh’s Karl Alzner had a good defensive game, dishing out 5 hits and blocking 2 shots.
Prague 4, Zurich 3
Jason Pominville’s 28th goal of the season made the score 4-2 in the third period and it held up as the game-winner for Prague despite the fact Patrice Bergeron scored his second of the game a short time later. Sparta’s P-A Parenteau and Ryan Getzlaf each had multi-point games. Each team saw a player leave the game with an injury: Chad Larose for Prague and Dan Hamhuis for Zurich.