Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 2 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today, we welcome our visitors from Germany.

The Goc Brothers are the Sutters and the Staals in one efficient package

The Goc Brothers are the Sutters and the Staals in one efficient package

Avalanche at Predators, 7 PM (Lawine bei Raubtiere, 2 AM)

Records: Avalanche (12-19-4, 28 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III); Predators (14-14-8, 36 points, 5th in Central, 5th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Pekka Rinne and Semyon Varlamov posted Dual-Null-Ziel Aufführungen through 60 minutes Saturday. Tyson Barrie potted the OT winner for the Avs.

Last 10: Colorado 2-8-0; Nashville 3-5-2

Did You Know? An average of 10 people die annually in German avalanches. The grey wolf is starting to repopulate in Germany, with a mother and pups spotted within 15 miles of Berlin.

Keep An Auge On: Whether the Predators Französisch-kanadischen Engel Gabby Bourque can return after that große mittlere gorilla Dan Carcillo hit him in the head last night in Chicago.

What They’re Saying:  In the forest surrounding the town of Bad Berleburg, on the southern edge of North Rhine-Westphalia in western Germany, the lynx stalks its prey through the underbrush, the black stork breeds in the spring and the kingfisher engages in courtship rituals. And almost every day, even in rain or snow, and on Sundays, the aristocratic owner drives around in an SUV.— “‘Straight Out of a Western Film’: European Bison Return to Wild in Germany” from Spiegel

Jets at Islanders, 6 PM (Düsenflugzeuge bei Insulaner, 1 AM)

Records: Jets (18-17-2, 38 points, 1st in Southeast, 4th in Conference III); Islanders (17-16-3, 37 points, 4th in Atlantic)

Last Time They Met: Evander Kane scored in Überstunden to secure a 5-4 Jets win January 27 in Winnipeg.

Last 10: Winnipeg 4-6-0; New York 6-4-0

Did You Know? The He 178, built by a German company, was the world’s first jet plane. Rügen is Germany’s largest island and has 77,000 Insulaner living there.

Keep An Auge On: Nik Andropov is the heißesten Jet with two goals in four games, which tells you something.

What They’re Saying: The capuchin monkey was seized after Bieber, 19, landed at Munich airport in a private plane without proper documentation for Mally. The two are reported to have been inseparable since Bieber was given the monkey as a birthday present on March 1.— “Left Behind: Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Still in Quarantine” from Spiegel