Tortoises vs. Hares in EURO

While some dynamic duos of players have gotten off to stellar starts and have zoomed to the top of the scoring list, many star players have been totally stymied so far. Fast starts: Twenty players have had a point in each game they have played in thus far and one – Nicklas Backstrom of Minsk…

Late Couture goal kills Cats

One goal separated winners from losers in four EURO season openers on Monday night. The tightest game of all was played in Finland, where the hometown Jokerit outshot Geneva 41-31, led 2-0 at one point, but ended up losing in a shootout. Geneva took the two points when Marian Gaborik and Thomas Vanek scored in…

Edinburgh jumps all over Fleury

Three teams scored 6 or more goals Sunday as the third Euro League started with several bangs. Seven different Edinburgh players scored goals on London goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the first 30 minutes, forcing London coach Ken Hitchcock to give Braden Holtby a premature pro debut. Holtby responded by stopping all 13 shots he faced.…

Season 3 starts today

Season 3 of the EURO Hockey League gets under way today with six games, including one that has the contestants with their chests puffed up more than one would imagine for the first step in a 82-game journey. Roberto Luongo and Alexander Ovechkin lead Copenhagen into Paris, where before the game starts, they will have…