Over the past few days in Europe, Boston Bruins playing for Euro teams have done big things–helped an underachieving team hit an achievement, scored and helped the way to victory and so on. Here’s a look at what Bruins in Europe have done from Nov. 24 to 28:
Patrice Bergeron: Regional rivals HC Lugano and HC Ambri-Piotta met for a big game on Nov. 24 and, with the help of an assist from Bergeron, the visiting Lugano got the 3-2 overtime win. Though Bergeron didn’t score on Nov. 27, Lugano put up a 2-0 shutout win. In seventh place, Lugano’s next game is Nov. 30.
Zdeno Chara: As HC Lev Praha began a road trip on Nov. 28, their first stop resulted in a 2-1 loss where Chara didn’t appear on the scoresheet. The next stop on the road trip for eighth place in the West Lev is on Nov. 30. It’s interesting to note that Chara was recently named one of the team’s alternate captains. This photo from the recent game against HC Atlant Moscow Oblast shows him wearing the letter. (He’s also growing quite the beard, apparently.)
Andrew Ference: For Ference and HC Mountfield, their most recent game is probably one they would like to forget soon: an 8-0 shutout loss on Nov. 25. Their next game, a chance to possibly get out of 13th place, will be on Nov. 30.
Chris Kelly: HC Red Ice was shut out 2-0 on Nov. 27, ending Kelly’s scoring streak. Sitting in eighth place in the National League B standings, Red Ice’s next game is on Nov. 30.
Anton Khudobin: With Khudobin in net on Nov. 26 and 28, HC Atlant Moscow Oblast was able to do something it had not done for quite some time this season–win two games in a row. Referred to as vital and imperious during Atlant’s game with Dynamo Moscow on Nov. 26, Khudobin’s 42 saves helped Atlant to a 5-2 win. Two days later, he got a shutout win of 2-0 versus Salavat Yulayev Ufa. These two wins have helped Atlant to ninth place in the Western Conference and there is the potential to make it three in a row on Nov. 30.
David Krejci: Krejci was scoreless in HC Pardubice’s 4-2 loss on Nov. 25. Now sitting in ninth place in the league, Pardubice’s next game is on Nov. 30.
Rich Peverley: JYP Jyvaskyla strung together two five-goal wins recently and Peverley had a hand in both of them. On Nov. 24, he scored a power play goal–one of three JYP put up in that game–to help get a 5-1 win. On Nov. 27, he scored another goal and added an assist as JYP fought its way from an early 2-0 deficit to win 5-4. Interestingly, Peverley’s former Atlanta Thrashers teammate Ondrej Pavelec was in goal for the losing Pelicans Lahti. Fifth-place JYP’s next game is Nov. 30.
Tyler Seguin: Following his hat trick on Nov. 23, Seguin couldn’t keep up the momentum and managed a goal as EHC Biel lost 8-2 the next day. He was then held scoreless on Nov. 27 as Biel narrowly lost 2-1. Eighth-place Biel’s next game will be Nov. 30.
Dennis Seidenberg: The Seidenberg brothers teamed up to provide the two assists on a victory-securing empty net goal as Adler Mannheim won 4-2 on Nov. 25. Perched atop the German league, Adler’s next game is Nov. 30.