Munich wins 6-4; Bern on the brink

The game and series were tied when the third period began in Bern on Thursday and then the Brooks Laich hero tour started.  Until then, Bern seemed to have had the better of play and were somehow not in the lead. Eventually, they outshot Munich 44-27 and had a 10-3 advantage in powerplays. But on…

Ladd finally solves Ward; Tridents move on

You really can’t blame Stockholm’s Cam Ward for the series-ending loss in Denmark Wednesday. The guy was absolutely pelted with Trident shots and he stopped the first 50 that came his way. The, 8 minutes into sudden death overtime, Copenhagen’s Andrew Ladd suddenly killed the Spartans’ season. After taking a Stephen Weiss pass in the…

Munich wins 5-1 to even series at 2-2

Munich blitzed Bern for a 5-1 win Tuesday to even their series at 2 games each. The winner will go on to play Geneva, who swept Bratislava in four straight games. Bern goalie Mike Smith wasn’t as sharp as Jonathan Quick  Tuesday and Matt Cooke and Brooks Laich each scored two for the Foxes.  Bern…

Thomas puts Petrograd on the brink

Tim Thomas has stolen at least two games from the St. Petersburg Lynx and now has them one game from elimination. Petrograd will have to win three straight against Thomas and the Dublin Fighting Irish in order to advance to the conference finals to face the winner of the other Northern Conference series. Chances are…

Bears burn Quick for 5 goals

The Munich Fox had the better of play throughout the game and outshot Bern 30-18 but lost 5-2. The box score looked a lot like the Bern box scores we were seeing early in the season. Ray Whitney opened the scoring, Jason Spezza had a pair of goals and Mike Smith was busy making 28…

Fighting Irish take lead over Lynx

Goalie Tim Thomas kept the Dublin Fighting Irish in the game long enough for the line of Olli Jokinen, Milan Michalek and Thomas Fleischmann to come up with some heroics and give the underdogs a 2-1 series lead.  After St. Petersburg quieted the Dublin crowd with two first-period goals – Willie Mitchell and David Legwand…

Munich, Phaneuf give Bears a beating

Dion Phaneuf broke a 1-1 tie in the second and Munich marched on to a convincing win in Bern to even their playoff series on Friday. Despite a 7-3 advantage in powerplay chances, the Bears couldn’t catch the Foxes after Phaneuf’s long slapper beat Mike Smith with 15:55 to go in the second period. Josh…