Dons snap skid with Jones leading way


Gregory Beron

London 2, St. Petersburg 1 – Good goaltending and good penalty killing allowed the London Dons to snap a seven-game losing streak.  Martin Jones stopped 26 of 27 Krasnyye Zvezdy shots and St. Petersburg’s powerplay units were shut out in all 7 of their man-advantage situations. Frenchman Gregory Beron scored the game-winning goal, putting London ahead 2-0 with 10:32 to play after he took a pass from speedy American Jason Zucker and tucked a backhand shot past Kari Lehtonen. Taylor Hall scored London’s first goal, and Patric Hornquist scored for St. Petersburg with 1:18 to go.

Paris 5, Munich 4 (OT) – Munich was outshot 40-18 in Paris, but it took an overtime goal by Alex Pietrangelo to grant the Rouge Eiffels their 23rd home win in 26 games. Munich led 2-0 after a period, but Paris later tied the game and pulled ahead before Tomas Flesichmann tied the game and forced an overtime period. Fleischmann had a goal and two assists in the game, as did Paris’ Alexander Semin. David Perron scored twice in the third period for Paris, while Daniel Sedin scored twice for Munich.

Copenhagen 5, Madrid 3 – Tridents forward Matthieu Perreault scored the game-tying goal in the second period and then added the eventual game-winner in the third period. Copenhagen’s Ian White was voted as the game’s first star thanks to a plus-3 performance that included a goal, an assist and 4 hits. David Schlemko had 4 shots on goal to go with a goal and an assist for Madrid.

Prague 5, Geneva 3 – There was a lot of offensive pressure by both teams in this game, with Geneva getting 38 shots on Ondrej Pavelaec and Prague firing 35 shots at Fredrick Andersen. The contest was tied 2-2 after a period and it was 3-3 with 4:43 remaining in the second period when J.T. Miller scored a powerplay goal to put Prague in front for good. The only goal of the third period was another Prague powerplay goal, this one scored by Torey Krug with 13 minutes to go. Prague has the fourth-best powerplay in the league with only Minsk, Bratislava and league-leading Athens ahead of them. A big reason for their success is Krug, who has scored 8 times on the PP and he leads all EURO defensemen in that category. Ryan McDonagh of Minsk and Alexander Edler of Athens are tied for second with 6 goals each. Sparta defenseman Roman Josi had the best game of anyone, getting a goal and three assists, while fellow Prague blueliner Justin Schultz had a goal and two assists.

Stockholm 5, Oslo 2 – The fans in Oslo really don’t like losing to Swedish teams, especially when the game is played in Norway, but that’s the pain they had to endure Sunday. The building was as quiet as it could be after Stockholm rattled off three goals in a span of about 11 minutes in the first period. It didn’t get too much better for the home fans after that. Three Eagles had a goal and an assist in the game including Jack Eichel, Eric Staal and Norwegian Mats Zuccarello.

Athens 5, Gothenburg 2 – The Gods left Gothenburg with a regulation-time victory, getting timely goal scoring and solid goaltending from Jaro Halak. The key goals of the game came in the first period, when it was tied 1-1. Athens veteran Patrick Marleau assisted on two goals that helped pull his team to a 3-1 lead. Logan Couture was flying Sunday, getting off 7 shots on goal and scoring a goal and an assist. Gothenburg’s Kevin Dallman blasted in a pair of powerplay goals and he now has 15 goals on the season, placing him behind only Paris star Alex Pietrangelo in goal scoring among EURO defensemen. The goals were Dallman’s third and fourth PP goals this season.




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