Belfast 3, Oslo 1 – Second-year player Nardo Nagtzaam scored a pair of goals to provide all of Belfast’s offense before an empty-net goal. The first goal came shorthanded right after Micki Dupont of Belfast started a fight with Jarko Immonen. The Dutchman Nagtzaam now has 3 points in 2 games this season which is already better than what he produced in 82 games last season. The two teams play again in the same building today.
Paris 6, Copenhagen 0 – Paris’ top line was in top form just two games into the season and Tukka Rask picked up a shutout. The Tridents’ top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Brandon Dubinsky and Devin Setoguchi was overmatched by Corey Perry, Evgeny Malkin and Joffrey Lupul as the latter trio scored three goals and accounted for 13 shots on goal.
Gothenburg 5, Edinburgh 2 – Frolunda got better as the game went on. It was 2-2 after two periods, but Gothenburg pulled away with three third-period goals, out-shooting the Caps 25-11 over the final two periods. Defensemen Kevin Dallman and Marc-Eduoard Vlasic were plus 3 together and each scored a goal.
Athens 6, Prague 5 – Goaltending was poor for both teams, but Jaro Halak was able to keep a surging Prague team from tying the game late in regulation. In the last 5 minutes, Dmitri Kulikov and Matt Nieto scored a minute apart for Sparta to make it a one-goal game. Brandon Sutter of Athens and Ryan Getzlaf of Prague each scored two goals. Getzlaf had to leave the game in the second period with an apparent injury to the ribs.
Lisbon 4, Bern 1 – Lisbon moved to 2-0 with a road victory in which they out-shot Interrail 37-28. The game was tied 1-1 when the second period began, but Lisbon got goals from Wayne Simmonds, Matt Moulson – both recent acquisitions who have combined for 6 points in 2 games – and then Alexei Kalyuzhny. Bern has gone with rookie Joonas Korpisalo in goal both games this season, with veteran Mike Smith watching from the bench.
St. Petersburg 5, Madrid 2 – The Russian team’s fourth line surprised everyone by being on the ice for three of their team’s goals to help turn away the visiting Royals. Center Marcus Foligno, Tobias Rieder and Danis Zaripov were all plus 3 with the wingers each scoring a goal. Madrid’s Andrej Mezsaros had another strong game with 5 hits and 3 blocked shots.