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Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Account suspended"-whaaat?

That's what I read went I went to international hockey forums, my font of euro-hockey info, to update the playoff scene. Not without resourcefulness, I and google translate made a tour of the various league websites and have news, if not the good details I was getting before. To wit:
Pardubice Eaton finished its 4-0 sweep over Vitkovice Steel to win its fifth overall and 2nd Czech Extraliga title.
HC Kosice beat Slovan Bratislava 4-2 in the Slovak Extraliga title series. That gives them 7 titles overall, 5 in the Slovak Extraliga, and three in a row.
In the Swedish Eliteserien, HV71 won the final game 3-2 in OT over Djurgarden to take its 4th title and second in three years.
In the Swiss National League A, SC Bern topped Geneve Servette 4-1 to come from a 2-0 deficit to win their 12th title in their 79th season.
In Germany, the underdog run of the 8th seeded Augsburger Panther is over, as the Scorpions of Hanover sweep the 3-game series to take their first DEL title. Hey, didya guess these guys are named after the rock band the Scorpions, who came from the area? No fooling!
Our only unfinished business is in the Finnish S-M Liga, where TPS Turku now holds a 3 to 0 lead over HPK; in the KHL, where Ak Bars came out of their coma to rout MVD 7-1 Sunday to tie the series at 3-3, Alexi Yemelin bagging a goal and 3 assists; and of course the NHL, which I'll look at closer in the rounds to come.
Hopefully, Alessandro, Karsten, and the rest will get the forum site up ad running again soon. Google translate is a marvelous thing, but it can give you a headache translating translate-speak into readable English!

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