Keeping Up with the Bruins Worldwide: Oct. 31-Nov. 5
The Providence Bruins started off another weekend of two games by losing 3-2 to the Worcester Sharks (San Jose Sharks) on Nov. 2. Carter Camper and Maxime Sauve had the two goals, Carter’s a first-period power play goal Sauve’s coming on the power play too, but late in the third period. Things got a little heated, too, as three different P-Bruins got into fights: Lane MacDermid, Bobby Robins and Christian Hanson (like father, like son in MacDermid and Hanson’s cases). Here are videos of the three bouts:
(Check out Robins hyping up the crowd on his way to the penalty box!)
However, on Nov. 4, the P-Bruins bounced back against the St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg Jets) and put up a 3-0 shutout win. Niklas Svedberg got his first professional career shutout. Robins, Camper and MacDermid had the goals, Camper scoring on the power play yet again. Hanson assisted twice and Chris Bourque put up a helper too.
Next weekend is going to be a big one for the Peebs as they play three games in a row on Nov. 9, 10 and 11, traveling to Manchester on Nov. 10 to play the Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings) while hosting the Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils) on Nov. 9 and the Worcester Sharks on Nov. 11.
In Europe, the Boston Bruins playing for various Euro teams all had a few more games before going on November breaks that will last until about the middle of the month.
Some players helped contribute to big wins for their Euro squads. Here’s a look at the big Ws:
Patrice Bergeron: Though he was held scoreless as HC Lugano lost 5-2 on Nov. 2, one night later, he had a goal and assist as Lugano won 9-0 against the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers, a team featuring NHLers Michael Del Zotto and Jason Spezza in the lineup.
Tuukka Rask: Rask was in net for HC Plzen‘s two most recent games, which were both wins by big margins. He turned away all but one shot he faced on Nov. 2 as Plzen beat Bili Tygri Liberec 8-1, then earned a 5-0 shutout win on Nov. 4.
Tyler Seguin: On Nov. 2, Seguin put up his second Swiss league hat trick and added another goal and assist for a five-point affair as EHC Biel won 7-2 over HC Geneve-Servette. This outing earned him the designation of Biel’s newest top scorer and the special uniform that comes with it. He scored another goal on Nov. 3, but Biel lost 6-4.
These guys were on the losing side of things:
Zdeno Chara: It seems like HC Lev Praha just can’t find any luck. After they finally snapped a long losing streak and won their last October game, they proceeded to lose 5-3 on Nov. 1 and 2-1 on Nov. 3. That first game, in which Chara put up an assist, was close until a penalty shot ripped the scoring wide open for Sibir Novosibirsk and Jakub Voracek later said the refereeing was very bad. When Lev lost 2-1 to Slovan Bratislava, Chara got another helper and laid out a huge hit on former Bruins teammate Miroslav Satan. Check it out at about 53 seconds in:
Andrew Ference: HC Mountfield played just one game instead of two before heading off on its November break. In that one game, a 5-4 overtime loss on Nov. 2, Ference assisted and scored his first goal with the Czech leagues.
Rich Peverley: JYP Jyvaskyla lost both of its pre-break games, back-to-backs on Nov. 2 and 3. In the Nov. 2 3-2 loss, Peverley scored a goal on the power play, but was off the scoresheet the next night as JYP lost 4-2.
Dennis Seidenberg: Adler Mannheim lost its two most recent games, scoring two goals in each one as they lost 4-2 on Nov. 2 and 3-2 in overtime on Nov. 4. In that second game, Seidenberg put up an assist.
In a mixed bag:
David Krejci: HC Pardubice and Rytiri Kladno scored a combined 15 goals on Nov. 2, but Kladno had three more and won 9-6. Krejci got an assist in this game. Two days later, Krejci got two assists, both of them on goals needed for Ales Hemsky to put together a hat trick and help the team to a 5-2 win.
The earliest end to November breaks is on Nov. 13 when HC Red Ice returns, most likely with newcomer Chris Kelly in tow. November breaks end on Nov. 16 when JYP, Biel and Adler all come back to the ice.
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