Bruins clash overseas

Published On October 23, 2012 | By Jill Saftel

While we lament over NHL and NHLPA negotiations stateside, some Bruins are getting ice time overseas. Patrice Bergeron and Tyler Seguin faced off for the first time on opposing teams, and Tuukka Rask‘s team holds the first place spot in their league.

Bergeron and HC Lugano played Seguin and EHC Biel Oct. 20, and it was Bergeron who came out of the Bruin vs. Bruin battle on top. He notched a goal and an assist as Lugano knocked off EHC Biel 6-3, according to The Examiner. Though Seguin lost, he also contributed offensively with three points, a goal and two assists.

In goaltender news, Tuuka Rask made 30 saves Oct. 21 to keep his team, HC Plzen, No. 1 in the Czech league. Anton Khudobin has been on the losing end of his last two games for HC Atlant Moscow Oblast, but interestingly enough, he was part of the game in which Alexander Ovechkin smashed a pane of glass with his head.

Andrew Ference is also on the losing end of things as he came away with a -2 rating in HC Mountfield’s 4-1 loss.

David Krejci and Dennis Seidenberg are each seeing some success, contributing to their team’s last wins. Krejci scored a goal in HC Pardubice’s 5-4 victory Oct. 21 and Seidenberg had an assist in Adler Mannheim’s 4-2 win on the same day.

Krejci was in the news for comments he made regarding Gary Bettman’s treatment of players. The interview was done by in Czech and had to be translated, so there’s always a chance his point was lost in translation.

“We want to play, we’re the ones who are doing the show in the NHL, but Bettman thinks it makes him. It is unfortunate that the NHL have such a guy. It’s a shame for the entire hockey world. Treats us like animals. Really a shame that he is in the lead,” Krejci said.

Regardless, we can agree with Krejci on one thing, we all want them to play.

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.