The latest on Nicklas Backstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and more as the European Leagues returned from their November break.
KHL.RU: Nicklas Backstrom picked up a hat trick (including the OT winner) and Alexander Ovechkin collected an assist as Dynamo Moscow edged Vityaz Chekhov 4-3.
Pekka Rinne continues his KHL struggles, giving up four goals as SKA St. Petersburg downed Dinamo Minsk 4-1.
Semyon Varlamov backstopped Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to a 4-0 shutout of Slovan Bratislava.
Sergei Kostitsyn scored and set up the OT winner as Avangard Omsk beat Mettalurg Magnitogorsk 3-2.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.CH: Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist as EV Zug beat ZSC Lions 5-3. Dustin Brown had a goal for the Lions.
Patrice Bergeron had a goal as HC Lugano downed Ambri-Piotta 5-2