Lisbon 4, Bern 3 – The two teams were tied 3-3 going into the third period which was an ugly 20 minutes that saw one big goal, a Marian Hossa deflection of a Jonas Holos shot to win it for the home team. That last period saw 8 players – 4 from each team – go to the penalty box, with Drew Doughty of Lisbon getting ejected from the game for spearing. But the key penalty occurred when Mark Stone of Bern chipped the puck over the glass and got a delay of game penalty to cut short the powerplay his team was working on for just 19 seconds. Interrail defenseman Jamie McBain took the same delay of game penalty with 2:54 remaining to throw some water on Bern’s comeback fire.
Bratislava 6, Prague 2 – There have been a lot of hat tricks in the league already this season and Bratislava’s newest player Alexander Ovechkin got one to lead his new team to its fourth win in as many games. Center Jonathan Toews assisted on all three Ovechkin goals and the two have shown good chemistry early, although their right wing Tyler Ennis has been relatively invisible. Marcel Hossa, who was cut loose by Prague in the off season, scored a goal against his former team, meaning the Hossa brothers both scored their first goals of the season today.
Athens 4, Belfast 1 – Another Russian with a hat trick Tuesday was Vadim Shipachyov, who had no goals coming into the game.The game was a mystery because of the Giants’ uncharacteristically casual play. They only managed to get 15 shots on the Greeks goal even though they were playing in front of their loud and loyal fans in Northern Ireland. P.K. Subban and James Neal put in good efforts for Belfast, blocking 6 and 4 shots, respectively.
Minsk 2, Milan 1 – Carey Price gets thanks for the win in Milan, as he stopped 30 shots for Minsk. Milan scored the lone goal of the first period when Tomas Zaborsky beat Price, but Colin Wilson tied the game in the second and Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winner with 3:15 left in the game. For all three goal scorers, it was their first goal of the season.
Dublin 4, Helsinki 1 – Goalie Jonathan Bernier allowed just one goal as the Irish scored four on Henrik Lundquist. Defensemen Olexander Pobyedonostsev and Ryan Murray pumped in second-period goals to give Dublin a comfortable 3-0 lead. Milan Michalek scored his third goal of the season on his only shot of the game, but he hurt his back and left the game.
Madrid 5, Munich 2 – The Royals outshot the Dire Wolf 42-20 and got two goals from Andrew Cogliano to win. Opponents of Madrid have to find a way to stop Gabriel Landeskog because he has scored a goal in every game this season so far. perhaps the biggest surprise in Bavaria this year is that the Sedin twins have not combined on a goal yet.