Tlusty tumbles out of Ironman race

Berlin 3, Athens 1 – Something highly unusual happened in the first 2 minutes of the game in Athens Wednesday. Logan Couture scored 1:17 into the game to put the visiting Smurfs in front 1-0. Couture scoring a goal isn’t the unusual part; he scored later in the game as well and is currently third…

Gothenburg slams door on Moscow

Gothenburg 2, Moscow 0 – Frolunda was better than Spartak in just about every area, handing Moscow their second shutout of the week and third of the season. Pekka Rinne was perfect in goal, the penalty killers were perfect during 7 Moscow powerplays, and Frolunda outshot Spartak 32-23 in the game and 12-6 in the…

Sertich, Larsson lead Edinburgh

Edinburgh 7, London 4 – It was mostly offense Monday in Britain, where the Capitals scored three quick goals in the first period and three quick goals in the third period to outdistance themselves from the Dons. Defensemen Andy Sertich and Adam Larsson did well for Edinburgh, each scoring a third period goal and getting an…

Backstrom has a five-assist game

Friday’s games Minsk 5, Dublin 3 – Five different Hussars scored goals, but one Minsk player had an assist on every one of those goals. Nicklas Backstrom, who now leads the league in scoring, goals and assists, added 5 assists to his total. Backstrom was drafted in the third round of the initial draft. GM Igor…

Bratislava’s Brouwer suspended

In a Saturday game against the Southern Conference’s top team, Bratislava had just taken a 2-1 lead late in the second when Eagle veteran Troy Brouwer made a move that will cost him a league suspension. After a battle against the boards just inside the Bratislava blueline, Brouwer and Josef Vasicek stopped playing and faced…

Athens storms back to beat Berlin

Athens 3, Berlin 2 – The first half of Thursday’s game in Athens belonged to Berlin, but the rest of the game – including the final score – was all Greek. Alex Edler and Logan Couture scored in the second period to give the Smurfs a 2-0 lead, but Athens roared back, outshooting Berlin handily…

Hall scores 6 points as London wins

London 6, Edinburgh 2 – Taylor Hall simply had enough of this losing stuff. The London Dons had lost 6 straight games heading into Wednesday’s game in Edinburgh. And then Edinburgh’s Adam Larsson scored to put London down by a goal in the middle of the first period. Nearly 10 minutes later, Hall started his heroic performance to break…