London 4, Bern 2 – Bern goalie Mike Smith stayed busy and good in the Bern net, but London’s assault was too fierce for him Tuesday. Defensemen Dmitri Orlov and Marco Scandella blasted slapshots past Smith and Devin Setoguchi and Jimmie Ericsson also scored for the Dons, who outshot the Bears 35-21. Orlov ended up with a goal and two assists and was named the game’s first star. The snapped a 3-game losing streak for London. Bern has gotten off to a bad start, losing 7 of 8, but will try to turn it around Wednesday in Helsinki and then the next day at home against London again, but this time without Scandella, who suffered a lower body injury Monday.
Edinburgh 5, Oslo 3 – Edinburgh dominated on the road, outshooting their hosts 45-20. Four Capitals scored 2 points in the game, including Claude Giroux, the trade acquisition who is tied for second in the EURO League in scoring with 12 points in 8 games. Giroux scored two against Oslo’s Semyon Varlamov. Gurkan Cetinkaya, Brandon Dubinsky and Rick Nash also had 2 points for Edinburgh. Tyler Seguin had a hand in all three Outlaw goals.
Belfast 5, Prague 2 – The champs dealt Prague its first regulation time loss and did so emphatically. Belfast limited the Wolf pack to 4 shots in the second period and the same amount in the third period. All told, Belfast outshot Prague 36-17. James Neal took the league scoring lead by scoring the game’s first two goals and adding an assiston Sid Crosby’s 6th of the season. Justin Faulk and Alexander Ovechkin joined their teammate Neal in the 3-point club for the game. Neal had 8 shots in the game, which is twice as many as the next-highest total. Belfast is a point in front of Edinburgh in the Northern Conference standings.
Moscow 4, St. Petersburg 3 – Spartak built a 3-0 lead that they carried into the third period, but their determined for, St. Petersburg, made a real game of it. The Red Stars scored twice in the first 8 minutes of the third period and would have tied it if not for Kris Versteeg, who took a Jannik Hansen shot off his leg and got a fortunate bounce – and a goal – out of it. Moscow’s penalty killing was perfect in six St. Petersburg opportunities and Anze Kopitar scored a shorthanded goal and a powerplay goal as part of his three points in the game. Wayne Simmonds scored St. Petersburg’s last two goals.
Berlin 2, Helsinki 0 – The Smurfs seemed to get angry after hearing the national anthem and they took out their aggressions on Helsinki, outshooting them 41-13 in the game. Loui Eriksson and Nikolai Kulemin scored Berlin’s two goals, one of them coming on the powerplay. Berlin was so angry, they did something teams rarely do: out-hit the Jokerit 38-29. But in the heavy-hitting, Berlin lost veteran Alexander Edler, who left with a concussion. Berlin will face an entirely different type of team tonight when Paris comes to town.
Lisbon 7, Copenhagen 1 – The Tridents’ first-ever game in Portugal was a disaster. They might not want to ever come back. Lisbon HC torched them for 7 goals, four of them coming from the three members of the top line – Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Zach Parise. Lisbon’s top defense duo – Shea Weber and Drew Doughty – were just as lethal, collecting 2 and 3 assists, respectively, while Alex Steen might have been the best Lisbon player of all, two a goal, an assist and a plus 4 rating. Slava Voynov played the most minutes for Copenhagen and had the worst plus-minus rating at -5. Twenty-year-old Marko Dano, who has 2 points in his first 8 EURO games, hurt his back and will be out of the lineup for an extended period.