More European teams with Boston Bruins in their lineups returned from their November breaks over this past weekend and among the highlights is the continuation of Tyler Seguin’s hot scoring streak. Here’s more:
Patrice Bergeron: HC Lugano fell 3-1 to EV Zug on Nov. 16 in a game where an NHL player had a hand in every single one of Zug’s goals. Bergeron was held scoreless. Fifth-place Lugano will play eighth-place HC Fribourg-Gotteron on Nov. 20.
Zdeno Chara: HC Lev Praha wasn’t able to follow up their last win with another one on Nov. 16, but in their 2-1 overtime loss to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, Chara doesn’t appear to have played the game at all. But he was listed in the lineup as Lev lost 2-1 on Nov. 18. At ninth place in the Western Conference, Lev will finish up a home-and-home with Atlant on Nov. 21.
Andrew Ference: Ference put up an assist on HC Mountfield’s first goal of the night against Pirati Chomutov on Nov. 16, but fellow NHL player Jason Chimera helped Pirati take the 2-1 shootout victory. Mountfield followed that loss with a 3-1 win on Nov. 18. Their next game will be a Bruins reunion of sorts because HC Plzen is up next on Nov. 21.
Chris Kelly: Kelly got his first goal as a member of HC Red Ice on Nov. 17, although the team lost 5-2. He followed that with two goals in Red Ice’s 4-1 win the next day, including a goal just 30 seconds after the beginning of the game. Seventh-place Red Ice faces fourth-place Lausanne HC on Nov. 20.
Anton Khudobin: Once again, Khudobin took the night off when HC Atlant put together their second consecutive 2-0 shutout loss on Nov. 16. Though he did door duty again on Nov. 18, the outcome was different as the team won 2-1 and snapped their long losing streak. Now they take this momentum into the second half of their home-and-home series with Lev on Nov. 21.
David Krejci: Krejci put up an assist, though it was not nearly enough help as HC Pardubice lost 6-3 on Nov. 16. Two nights later, he assisted again, but once again it was not enough and Pardubice lost 2-1. HC Kometa Brno, second in the league whereas Pardubice is eighth, is next on Nov. 23.
Rich Peverley: JYP Jyvaskyla played back to back on Nov. 16 and 17. In their first game, they made a big comeback after Tappara Tampere jumped to a two-nothing lead and would go on to win it 4-3 in a shootout. NHLer Lars Eller was a huge part of the comeback, but Peverley was scoreless. The next night, Eller provided the assist on Peverley’s goal, a power play goal and the first of the evening for JYP. However, they lost 3-2. Next for fifth-place JYP is third-place HPK Hameenlinna on Nov. 20.
Tuukka Rask: Rask was on the losing side of things when HC Plzen lost 4-3 to Kometa Brno on Nov. 16. But two days later, the tables turned and he helped Plzen to a 3-2 shootout win. Plzen retains its first place standing in the league and, as mentioned above, will meet with Mountfield on Nov. 21.
Tyler Seguin: As EHC Biel’s newest Top Scorer, Seguin continues to show why he was given the special designation with his on-ice performance. First, he came very close to scoring another hat trick on Nov. 16, but settled for two goals and an assist while Biel won 4-3. Then on Nov. 17, he had an assist and the overtime game-winning goal for Biel to win 5-4 over the ZSC Lions. Sixth-place Biel will face the last-place SC Langnau Tigers on Nov. 20.
Dennis Seidenberg: Though Adler Mannheim won 2-1 over ERC Ingolstadt on Nov. 16, both Seidenberg brothers were off the scoresheet. They did get some penalty minutes, though. Dennis had two, but Yannic got 12. On Nov. 18, the elder Seidenberg was a big help, providing two assists–including one needed to help teammate Yanick Lehoux finish a hat trick–as Mannheim won 5-3. With this weekend in the bag, Adler has surpassed Kolner Haie to take the lead in the German league. Last-place Dusseldorfer EG is next on Nov. 20.