Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 26 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 Luxembourg.


Oilers at Wild, 7 PM (Männer vu Pëtrol dergéint Wëll, 2 AM)

Records: Oilers (17-22-7, 41 points, 4th in Northwest); Wild (25-18-3, 53 points, 2nd in Northwest, 3rd in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Edmonton scored twice in the last Hëllef of the third period, but the Wild hung on for a 5-3 win April 16.

Last 10: Edmonton 1-9-0; Minnesota 4-5-1

Did You Know? Luxembourg has three official languages. Luxembourgish — which you see here — is the everyday language of the people. Much of the media and government business is handled in German while French is the language of academics. Luxembourg’s capital — Luxembourg — is trying to position itself as a place for wild weekends.

Keep An A On: Minnesota. Win and they are in.

What They’re Saying: A popular Hungarian band is to perform in Luxembourg for the first time after responding to an invitation from its fans. Though alternative rock band Quimby may be more accustomed to playing in front of thousands of people in sports arenas in Budapest, the band is to offer an intimate gig at Luxembourg’s Melusina on April 30. They will call off in the Grand Duchy as part of their European tour, before heading on to Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Berlin among other cities. — “Hungarian chart toppers come to Luxembourg” from Wort.

Flames at Blackhawks, 7:30 PM (Flamen dergéint Schwaarz Adleren, 2:30 AM)

Records: Flames (19-24-4, 42 points, 3rd in Northwest); Blackhawks (35-6-5, 75 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Ray Emery was perfekt in a 2-0 Blackhawks win March 26.

Last 10: Calgary 6-4-0; Chicago 8-1-1

Did You Know? There is an eternal flame at Place du Saint-Esprit in Luxembourg honoring the dead of World War II.

Keep An A On: Patrick Kane if he’s around your lady.

What They’re Saying: Two people were seriously injured when a brawl broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning opposite the Melusina nightclub in Clausen. Police are appealing for witnesses. The incident is reported to have taken place at about 3.15am on rue de la Tour Jacob. According to police a man was seen kicking two people in the head and face. A police report also suggests that other attackers were involved in the violent brawl but all fled the scene disappearing up rue de Neudorf. — “Witness appeal after brutal Clausen brawl” from Wort.

Avalanche at Coyotes, 9 PM (Lawin dergéint Wëll Hënn , 4 AM)

Records: Avalanche (15-24-7, 37 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III); Coyotes (20-18-8, 48 points, 4th in Pacific)

Last Time They Met: Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Martin Hazal had two Punkten each in a 4-0 ‘Yotes win April 6.

Last 10: Colorado 3-4-3; Phoenix 5-3-2

Did You Know? No coyotes. No avalanches. Only place in the world with a Grand Duke though.

Keep An A On: The Avs could, theoretically, win out and miss out on the league’s second-worst record.

What They’re Saying: Luxembourg is to join forces with Trier when it plays host to a herd of baby elephant statues for the first Elephant Parade later this year. As part of the festival, 95 elephant statues decorated by artists from the two regions will brighten up squares and public spaces for three months, starting this July. Of that number, around 60 elephants are expected to go on display in Luxembourg City. Each statue will receive a unique design from local celebrities and artists including Michelin-starred chef Léa Linster and Luxembourg artist Jacques Schneider. The initiative, which launches on July 19, draws to a close on October 18 when the works of art will be auctioned off. — “Luxembourg to welcome herd of baby elephants” from Wort.