The knockout stage of the Spengler Cup. The matches are as follows:
HC CSKA Moscow vs. HC Viktovice Steel
Team Canada vs. Rochester Americans
HC Davos vs. Winner of CSKA/Viktovice
HC Geneve-Servette vs. Winner of Canada/Rochester
HC CSKA Moscow eliminated HC Viktovice Steel in Overtime 3-2, with Yakov Rylov scoring the Game Winner 46 seconds into overtime.
Team Canada eliminated Rochester Americans 6-3 with both goalies being replaced by the start of the third period.
The semifinals saw the hosts of the tournament, HC Davos, eliminated in a shootout, by HC CSKA Moscow, after former NHLers Alexander Radulov and Alexander Frolov scored for Moscow, with only Reto Von Arx getting on the scoresheet in the shootout for Davos.
HC Geneve-Servette upset Team Canada 6-5 in the second semi. Even with Team Canada playing Matt Hackett, who was the goaltender for the Rochester Americans up until their elimination by Team Canada. Former Maple Leaf Matthew Lombardi scored 4 points, (2 goals 2 assists) for the Swiss side.
So here we are, the final. HC Geneve-Servette got off to a 4-0 lead against HC CSKA Moscow, before it was reeled back to 4-3 late in the third. But Kaspars Daugavins scored an empty-netter to give HC Geneve-Servette their first ever Spengler Cup!
Matthew Lombardi finished the tournament with 8 points (4G, 4A), with Kaspars Daugavins (3G,4A) and Alexander Radulov (4G,3A) on 7 points.
TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT
G – Tobias Stephan (HC Geneve-Servette)
RD – Ville Koistinen (HC Davos)
LD- Markus Nordlund (HC Geneve-Servette)
RW- Alexander Radulov (HC CSKA Moscow)
C – Matthew Lombardi (HC Geneve-Servette)
LW- Kaspars Daugavins (HC Geneve-Servette)