Sbisa, Milan dominate at home

Milan 4, Stockholm 2 – Almost all phases of Milan’s game were working Sunday as they outshot Stockholm 42-18 in northern Italy. Luca Sbisa was voted as the game’s first star with a goal and an assist. His goal opened the scoring in the game and it was his first of the season. Sbisa has a plus rating for the first time in his seven-season career.

Prague 4, Paris 3 – Sparta snapped a 4-game losing streak and handed Paris its third-consecutive loss at home. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 36 Paris shots, including 7 from Evgeny Malkin, and Torey Krug and Martin Ruzicka each had a goal and an assist for Sparta. Paris took a lot more penalties and had to play shorthanded 8 times compared to 3 times for Prague.

Lisbon 6, Zurich 1 – Drew Doughty passed the puck as well as he ever has, collecting 4 assists as six different Lisbon players scored goals. Lisbon is now tied with Minsk at the top of the league’s standings, while the Lions have dropped into last place.

Moscow 4, Edinburgh 3 (OT-SO) – Moscow came back from  a 3-1 deficit to win the game in a shootout, but Edinburgh fans should be encouraged to see the top line of Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby and Sam Reinhart finally starting to score goals. Reinhart scored two, Crosby had one and Benn had assists on all three goals.  David Backes of Moscow scored in the third period to force overtime and he is the only shooter who was able to score in the shootout.

Belfast 6, London 1 – Belfast blitzed London, scoring three times in the first period and twice in the second en route to a 5-0 lead as the third period began. They also outshot the Dons 42-18. Matt Duchene and Claude Giroux, Belfast’s top two centers, won 40 of 59 faceoffs and Duchene led everyone in scoring with 2 goals and 2 assists. Belfast was not whistled for a penalty in the game.

Munich 5, Dublin 4 – It looked like Dublin was going to pound the Dire Wolf when they scored three goals in the first 12 minutes, but Munich fought back to tie the game and then take the lead a period later. James Van Riesmdyk of the Fighting Irish led everyone in scoring with 2 goals and an assist. Dublin was 3 of 4 on the powerplay but it was a PP goal by Munich that ended up as the game-winner. Daniel Sedin scored it from Henrik Sedin and Filip Forsberg and it was the only goal scored in the third period.

 

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