Penalty killing earns Paris 2 points

Saturday’s games

Paris 4, Berlin 3 (shootout) – At home, Paris outshot Berlin 42-24 but needs to thank its penalty killers for the two points they earned in shootout. Berlin scored one power play goal in 9 attempts. Jimmy Howard of Berlin made 39 saves on 42 shots and his teammate Ryan Callahan scored a go-ahead goal, led his team in shots with 6, had 3 hits and 3 blocked shots. Mikko Koivu had 2 assists for Paris and teammate Joffrey Lupul scored his 4th of the season to send the game into overtime.

Munich 5, Bratislava 4 (OT) – Damien Brunner beat Marc-Andre Fleury with 11 seconds left in overtime to give visiting Munich 2 points in a game in which they were outshot 49-26. Cory Schneider made 45 saves for the Dire Wolf. Travis Zajac, who was waived by Helsinki after a 55-point season, was claimed by Munich and on Saturday, he was the game’s first star with a goal, 2 assists and a +3 rating. Rookie Nikita Zadorov had two assists for Munich.

Copenhagen 3, Oslo 0 – Tim Thomas shut out the Outlaws with a 23-save performance and Martin Erat had a goal and an assist for Copenhagen, which is now 2-2. Erat, who came to Copenhagen from Berlin in a trade, has looked good early. He has 3 points in 4 games and leads the team with a +3 rating and he has 7 takeaways vs. no giveaways.

Lisbon 3, Zurich 2 – Zurich led 2-0 after the first period on goals by Alex Killorn and Jussi Jokinen, but the visitors controlled the rest of the game for a comeback victory. Brandon Bochenski scored his second goal of the year in the second and Zach Parise’s first tied it at 2-2. Late in the third period, Joe Thornton cashed in on the power play for the game-winning goal. Shea Weber had 4 hits and 3 blocked shots for Lisbon.

Belfast 2, Milan 0 – The Guerriero limited the league champions to one power play goal before pulling their goalie to try to tie it at home and yielding an empty-net goal. Nazem Kadri scored his second of the season in the first period on an assist from Nathan MacKinnon and the two repeated the feat into the empty net. Kadri now leads the league in scoring with 9 points in 4 games. Milan’s Tyler Johnson led everyone in shots with 7, but Jonathan Quick couldn’t be beaten Saturday.

Athens 4, Gothenburg 2 – The Greeks won on the road, overpowering Gothenburg 4-2 and outshooting them 38-31. Four different Athens players scored goals and three – Jason Pominville, Vadim Shipachyov and Ryan O’Reilly – had multi-point games. Mikael Backlund had a goal, 5 hits and a shot block for the Devils.


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