Of prospect-related note on a relatively light Tuesday’s worth of game action:
In the Czech Extraliga, the match-up between Filip Hronek’s Mountfield HK and Filip Zadina’s HC Ocelari Trinec didn’t live up to expectations, at least from a Red Wings standpoint.
Trinec shut out Mountfield 3-0, with Zadina finishing with 4 shots and an “even” plus-minus rating in 14:56 played; Hronek played a now-usual 24:16, taking 2 shots and finishing at -1;
Elsewhere in the Czech Extraliga, everything that could go wrong did go wrong for HC Energie Karlovy Vary. Wings prospect Jan Bednar got the start and stopped 16 of a staggering 21 first-period shots, giving up 5 goals en route to an 11-4 loss to BK Mlada Boleslav.
In the SHL, Albin Grewe took 1 shot and finished even in 9:44 played as Djurgardens IF won 4-1 over Brynas.
And later tonight, in NCAA Division I Hockey, Sam Stange and the University of Wisconsin will battle Penn State at 6 PM EDT on the Big Ten Network.