EuroVision: Kopitars the new Hanson bros.

During the NHL lockout, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin led Moscow Dynamo in scoring with 40 points in 31 games.
October 15, 2012, 2:17 PM

EuroVision: Highlights, notes, tweets and photos from across the pond – where the lockout doesn’t quite translate

Alex Ovechkin has picked a winner.

His Dynamo Moscow squad defeated Amur 4-1 in the only KHL game scheduled Sunday. Although Ovie was held pointless in this one, the defending champs have now won eight straight and have lost only three of the season’s first 16 contests.

With 35 standings points, Dynamo has a healthy lead in the West race, leading second-place Lokomotiv by five points. Ovechkin is still on a point-per-game pace.


Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner will be joining Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers on Klagenfurt AC of the Austrian Erste Bank Hockey League, according to Austrian newspaper Kurier. The NHLers are set to suit up Friday.


Oh, those crazy Kopitars. They make Slovenia look fun, don’t they?

But Anze’s gotta be missing the chartered flights…


Lev’s Zdeno Chara scored his KHL first. Sadly, it was the furtherest thing from a 102 mph Howitzer from the point:


Eisbaren’s Claude Giroux and Danny Briere impacted the score sheet in their debut Friday against Germany’s best club, but lost a back-and-forth contest. Giroux had a goal and two assists, while Briere had a pair of helpers.

Watch Giroux’s first goal for Berlin:

The duo played even better Sunday in a 6-2 win over the amazingly named Grizzly Wolfsburg, which is a hockey team and not a German blues legend from the ’50s. Briere had a hat trick, and Giroux racked up three assists.


So what if it was an empty-netter? Gabriel Landeskog has scored in both of his games played for Djurgarden, which is undefeated since the Avalanche captain’s arrival.

Young Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith, most famous for his missed empty net last season, has been finding refuge and ice time overseas. Dude now has three goals and five points in two games with KalPa (Finnish Elite League).

Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris scored in his Finnish debut Friday.

And a certain struggling Winnipeg Jets netminder threw up a W for the first time since throwing on an HC Trinec uni:


With no progress made towards a resolution and the lockout now a month long, Henrik Lundqvist and his family escaped New York on Friday:

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