Oslo 5, Athens 3 – The Outlaws got ahead of the Gods with three first-period goals and couldn’t be caught. Tyler Seguin scored his team-leading 26th goal and added 2 assists, with teammates Connor McDavid (2 goals) and Andrew Shaw (2 assists) also putting in multi-point games. For Athens, Andrew Ladd had 3 points and Anze Kopitar and Alexander Adler each had 2. The game featured the two best shot blocking forwards in the league. No other forward in the EURO League has blocked more shots than Seguin has. His 77 puts him 8 blocks ahead of second-place Kopitar and 20 blocks ahead of third place Brandon Dubinsky of Copenhagen.
Minsk 4, Stockholm 1 – Minsk did give Stockholm much time or space and ended up dominating in shots on goal by a 54-16 count. The second line excelled for the Hussars, with Gustav Nyquist getting 3 assists and center Jordan Staal tallying 2 goals. Cam Fowler led Stockholm in blocked shots (3) and hits (4).
Berlin 7, Munich 2 – The Smurfs seemed angry at their neighbors from southern Germany. Shots on goal were even in the game, but Munich goalie Robert Kristan wasn’t at his best, allowing 7 goals on 24 shots. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the offensive hero for Berlin, with 2 goals and 2 assists. Young Russians Andrey Bykov and Vadim Shipachyov each contributed with a goal and 2 assists.
Helsinki 5, Lisbon 3 – After trailing most of the game, Lisbon came back to tie it 3-3 in the third period, only to have Brayden Schenn beat goalie Kari Ramo for a goal with 5:11 to play that put Helsinki in front to stay. Nicklas Danielsson and Martin Erat had 2 points apiece for Lisbon, as did these five Jokerit players: Nerius Alisauskas, Pavel Datsyuk, Brayden Schenn, Paul Stastny and Alexander Radulov.
Belfast 6, Prague 4 – Prague tied the game twice in the third period, but Belfast steamed ahead in the final 10:10 of the game on goals by Ondrej Palat and Matt Duchene. Palat was on fire, collecting 2 goals and 3 assists in the game. Giants Justin Faulk and Nathan MacKinnon had 3-point games as did Sparta forwards Martin Ruzicka and Alex Galchenyuk.
Paris 5, Geneva 1 – Paris center Kyle Turris followed up first-period shorthanded goal with a second period short-handed goal and led the Rouge Eiffels to a win in Switzerland. Paris got solid goaltending from their backup, Philip Grubauer. Young Jack Callow had three assists for Paris, including two while penalty killing with Turris. Geneva’s lone goal came on a screened wrister by defenseman Andrej Sekera.