Swedish teams win despite being oushot

Gothenburg 4, St. Petersburg 3 – A late goal by Dan Girardi gave Gothenburg a win they probably didn’t deserve and allowed them to keep pace with the Swedish cousins in Stockholm, who won in a similar fashion. Although they gave up the game’s first two goals, the Krasnyye Zvezdy took the lead later with goals by Cam Atkinson, Danis Zaripov and Ilya Kovalchuk. St. Petersburg outshot Frolunda 46-27, but goalie Anders Lindback was fabulous for Gburg, making 43 saves. The only multi-point games were turned in by Gothenburg’s Adam Henrique (3 assists) and Jordan Eberle (1 goal and 1 assist).  Henrique is hot, having scored at least a point in his last 15 games. He’s also 12th in the league in scoring.

Stockholm 6, Helsinki 3 – The Jokerit outshot and out-hit the Eagles, but thanks to goaltending, Stockholm came away with a road win. Helsinki netminder Chad Johnson allowed 6 goals on 28 shots, while Braden Holtby was much better at the other end, stopping 40 of 43 shots. Eric Staal and Bobby Ryan had 3 points each for Stockholm, which has climbed into fifth place overall in the EURO.

Dublin 4, Edinburgh 1 – Cody Hodgson scored a pair of goals in less than 5 minutes of the second period to help the Fighting Irish pull away from the Capitals. Phil Kessel assisted on both goals. Mike Hoffman was the only Edinburgh shooter who was able to score on Cam Talbot in 28 shots.

Zurich 4, Moscow 3 – In a close battle that had both teams using their backup goalies, Zuurch emerged with the two points. The Lions led 2-0 before Moscow came back to tie the game with 14:13 to play in regulation. Then Zurich veterans Brad Richards and Patrick Sharp tallied against Viktor Fasth. Zurich goalie Marek Mazanec gave up a Max Pacioretty goal later, but held off the Dynamo over the final 4 minutes to preserve the win.

Geneva 4, Munich 1 – After the Dire Wolf’s Fyodor Malykhin opened the scoring in the first period, the Generals responded quickly with goals by Dustin Byfuglien and Sergei Kostitsyn within the following 90 seconds. And goalie Fredrik Andersen didn’t let another Munich shot past him. Valeri Nichushkin and Nick Foligno also scored for Geneva, which did not take any penalties in the game. Kostitsyn leads the Generals in both goals (14) and points (29) this season.

 

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