The latest on Nicklas Backstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron and more as the European Leagues returned from their November break.

Nicklas Backstrom collects a hat trick in KHL action on Wednesday.

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.

Zdeno Chara potted a power-play goal as Lev Praha downed Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 3-2

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