NHLers fall to 5-3 on 10-game tour

Updated: December 19, 2004, 3:15 PM ET
Associated Press

LINKOPING, Sweden -- Boston Bruins forward Mike Knuble had one goal and two assists to lead Swedish Elite League club Linkoping past the Worldstars 6-4 on Sunday night.

The all-NHL line of Knuble, center Brendan Morrison of the Vancouver Canucks and Kristian Huselius of the Florida Panthers combined for three goals and four assists.

They have played in Sweden during the fall, helping Linkoping to the Swedish league's second-best record. Knuble and Morrison played college hockey at Michigan in the 1990s.

Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs led the Worldstars with two goals. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Mattias Norstrom, who scored the first goal with a one-timer just 28 seconds in, and Anson Carter of the New York Rangers also scored.

Dominik Hasek of the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur shared goaltending duties for the locked-out NHLers.

The Worldstars lost for the second time in three games in Sweden and dropped to 5-3 on their 10-game European tour. They head to Oslo next for a game against Norway on Tuesday and then conclude the three-week tour in Poland the following day.


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