Over the past few days in Europe, the Boston Bruins who are overseas during the NHL lockout learned that they will be there through at least November, which in some cases means more fellow NHL players may be joining their teams. But, there were also games with wins, losses, big goals and more:
Patrice Bergeron: Bergeron did not play in HC Lugano’s 6-5 shootout loss on Oct. 26 due to his upper-body injury. He made the decision at game time and may or may not play on Oct. 30 depending on how he feels–stay tuned.
Zdeno Chara: In the second half of a home-and-home with CSKA Moscow, HC Lev Praha lost again, though this time by a 3-2 tally on Oct. 25. Chara had one assist. After that loss, Lev made some big personnel changes, firing and replacing their head coach as well as making a trade for goalie Jakub Stepanek. This new-look Lev will get their first chance together on Oct. 29.
Andrew Ference: After missing HC Mountfield’s 3-0 loss on Oct. 24 due to a swollen finger from the result of taking a hit from a puck, Ference was back in the lineup on Oct. 26 as Mountfield won 6-2 and teammate Ales Kotalik got a hat trick. Mountfield kept the winning going on Oct. 28 when they played HC Pardubice. Though Ference’s Bruins teammate David Krejci scored twice, Mountfield won 5-2.
Anton Khudobin: Atlant Moscow Oblast kept its losing streak going by falling 6-5 in overtime to Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk on Oct. 27. Khudobin allowed four of those six goals before being pulled in favor of Nikita Davydov. The 2012 first overall pick in the NHL draft, Nail Yakupov, scored two goals. Atlant will meet Ak Bars Kazan on Oct. 29.
David Krejci: Krejci’s most recent games for HC Pardubice involved mini-reunions with two Bruins teammates. He scored in a 4-3 shootout loss to HC Plzen on Oct. 26, then had both Pardubice goals as the team lost 5-2 to HC Mountfield on Oct. 28. Next for Pardubice is Rytiri Kladno on Nov. 2, featuring former Bruins teammate Tomas Kaberle on the lineup.
Rich Peverley: JYP put up a big 7-2 win on Oct. 25, though Peverley didn’t get on the score sheet. Two nights later, he had a power play goal, an assist on a different power play goal and another assist, though those three points weren’t enough to help JYP get the win. They lost 5-4 in a shootout to Tappara Tampere. JYP, still atop the SM-liiga, will play next on Oct. 30. Also, Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens will join the team soon.
Tuukka Rask: Rask was rested and ready for game action again when HC Plzen met HC Pardubice on Oct. 26. Though Rask did allow a goal by Krejci to start the scoring for the night, Plzen bounced back and won 4-3 in a shootout. Plzen then topped HC Energie Karlovy Vary 5-2 on Oct. 28 with Rask in net again, extending their league-leading points total. They will play next on Nov. 2.
Tyler Seguin: Seguin came very close to getting two hat tricks in a row when he scored two goals as EHC Biel beat the SC Langnau Tigers 6-1 on Oct. 26. But then he had just one assist in Biel’s 4-3 loss on Oct. 27. Seguin will also get a new teammate who is also a young NHL player with a Stanley Cup ring: Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, who has already arrived in Biel and whose EHC jersey is already for sale.
Dennis Seidenberg: Adler Mannheim got a 4-1 win on Oct. 26 that further closed the distance between them and first-place Kolner Haie in the league standings, though they still have a ways to go yet. Adler can hope for some treats when they play Dusseldorfer EG on Halloween.