Panthers' Santorelli and Skille Go Scoreless In Europe
Florida's Mike Santorelli and Jack Skille went pointless while Tomas Kopecky was scratched in Sunday European action.
Florida Panthers center Mike Santorelli (pictured above in Panthers garb) went pointless, had no shots on goal and finished with an even rating in Tingsryds AIF's 2-1 overtime win over Leksands IF in Sunday action from Sweden's Hockey Allsvenskan. Santorelli centered his brother Mark Santorelli and Jordan Smotherman and ended up winning 10 of 16 face-offs. After a scoreless first period, Mike Card gave Tingsryds the lead at the 7:41 mark of the second, scoring an even strength goal with assists going to Jani Forsström and Daniel Åhsberg. Leksands' Jens Bergenström tied the game in third period, as he finally solved Tingsryds goaltender Viktor Fasth with 7:30 remaining in regulation time. In overtime, Pontus Netterberg notched the game-winner to send the crowd of 2,223 fans home happy. Kim Karlsson and Dean Kukan set up the deciding goal. Fasth made 31 saves in the winning effort while Leksands netminder Erik Hanses turned aside 21 shots. The win kept Tingsryds AIF tied with IF Malmo Redhawks for tenth place in the Allsvenskan standings.
Jack Skille had six shots on goal but failed to score in Rosenborg IHK Elite's 4-1 home loss to Sparta Sarpsborg in Sunday action from Norway's GET-ligaen. Skille finished the game with an even rating and stayed out of the penalty box. Mike Ramsey and Blake Evans tallied first period goals to stake Sparta to a 2-0 advantage. Magnus Nilsen extended the lead to 3-0 with a second period even strength goal. A third period power play goal by Rosenborg's Deryk Engelland cut the lead back down to two. Ryan Martinelli and Lou Dickenson drew assists on the 5 on 3 score. Sarpsborg's Niklas Roest completed the scoring as Sparta clicked on the power play again. Jonathan Bjuro made 39 saves to post the win for Sparta while Andreas Mundal Micka took the loss for Rosenborg.
Tomas Kopecky, riding a three game point scoring streak, sat out Dukla Trencin's 3-2 road loss to HK Poprad in Sunday action from Slovakia's Extraliga. Michael Vandas scored two power play goals in the first period to give Poprad a 2-0 lead. Lukáš Hvila and Radoslav Suchý assisted on both goals. Dukla Trencin got on the board with six seconds left in the frame on Radoslav Tybor's ninth goal of the season. Vandas would score again, this time with the teams at even strength in the second period, to complete the hat trick. Ján Pardavý scored for Trencin in the third period but Poprad goalie Tommi Nikkilä shut the door the rest of the way to make the 3-2 lead stand up.