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Dinamo Riga Goaltender Assaulted on the Street, Out for Three Months

Egdars Masalskis, Dinamo Riga’s starting goaltender who was just named KHL Goalie of the Week was assaulted by five or six individuals on his way home from a post game dinner yesterday in Old Riga (historic downtown). Masalskis sustained serious injuries (reportedly a broken leg among other things) that will keep him out of action for at least three months.

It’s very difficult to add much to this shocking bit of news. We wish Edgars a speedy recovery and hope that the human garbage that’s responsible for this random act of violence will be found as soon as possible. Based on some reports the Latvian police have apparently obtained a video of the incident (Old Riga is riddled with security cameras). Whatever is coming to them would be well deserved.

It is unfortunate that there is a certain type of people who would gang up on a random individual and beat them to a pulp for no other reason than their own inadequacy and boredom.

September 17, 2008 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

Dinamo Riga’s Second Home Game Highlights

Dinamo Riga’s second home game turned into a goaltending duel between Atlant Mytischi’s Ray Emery and Dinamo’s own Edgars Masalskis. Emery finally succumed to a couple of goals in the last 10 minutes while Masalskis came up with the shutout. Final score 2-0.

3rd period highlights with some analysis in Latvian. Woohoo, you get to hear what Latvian sounds like (and no, it’s not a Russian dialect… if you speak Russian you do not understand a thing in Latvian).

Highlights of the whole game recorded by a dedicated fan with a camcorder from the stands. Gives a really good idea of how good the crowd atmosphere is in Riga.

September 15, 2008 at 9:51 pm Leave a comment

KHL Game Ends in a Brawl, New Record for Penalty Minutes (277!)

Dinamo Riga’s atrocious 5-game season starting road trip to the Far East and Siberia finally ended with a bad loss in their 2nd game in Novosibirsk 6-1.

It appears that the Latvian players finally had enough of all this long distance traveling business and took their frustration out on Sibir’s players.

This fight actually has some truly hilarious moments. Pay attention to the giant #27 of Dinamo Riga Ronald Petrovicky (in white) and the tiny #22 of Sibir Novosibirsk Mikhail Anisin in blue. Then watch what Dinamo’s #83 Matt Ellison does to Anisin after that tussle is over.

September 8, 2008 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment


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