St. Petersburg 6 vs. Bratislava 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-19-29, +20, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev's mini slump died hard today beneath an avalanche of points in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Slovan Bratislava. The young forward a power play helper on the game opening goal and a goal and an assist at even strength the rest of the way in a total of 15:24 of ice time. Linemates Evgeny Dadonov (1-2-3) and Vadim Shipachyov (0-4-4) also enjoyed multi-point games. Gusev moved back to 3rd in the KHL in scoring with the outburst. SKA won its 10th straight game and sits in first place in the Western Conference.
Omsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored on his only attempt of the penalty shot session to help SKA to a 3-2 Shootout win over Avangard Omsk. Gusev played 15:07 in the match. Living legend Pavel Datsyuk had a helper in the contest and potted the SO winner for SKA.
Novokuznetsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
After two games off the scoresheet, Nikita Gusev had a helper today in SKA's 6-0 smashing of Novokuznetsk. He played 14:40 in the match. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk helped lead the way for SKA with 1 goal and 3 points in the win.
Novosibirsk 1 vs. St. Petersburg 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 21 GO, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev is now riding a two game scoreless streak as he went without a point in 17:29 of ice time in SKA's 2-1 OT win over Novosibirsk. Undrafted 22 year old Alexander Barbanov scored the OT winner for SKA and also had a helper.
St. Petersburg 5 vs. Podolsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a rare off night, posting a minor for hooking in 14:33 of ice time in SKA's 5-1 win over Podolsk. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 1 assist while living legend Pavel Datsyuk chipped in a pair of helpers in the win.
St. Petersburg 4 vs. Dinamo Riga 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play helper on the eventual game winning goal by Vadim Shipachyov to contribute to SKA's 4-1 win over Riga. He played 14:58 in the victory. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk also had a goal for SKA in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-15-24, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and a pair of helpers as the SKA juggernaut continued unabated in its 6-2 win over Minsk. Gusev played 15:26 in the match and moved to 3rd in the KHL in scoring, 1 point behind teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, and 2 points shy of current leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk. Note that Gusev's 15:06 ATOI/game is 4:59 less per game than Mozyakin. SKA also got a goal and an assist from Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Jokerit 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-13-21, +16, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of Evgeny Dadonov goals in SKA's 6-0 squash of Jokerit Helsinki. Gusev played 17:08 in the match. He now sits in 4th in the KHL in scoring, 4 points back of league leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk.
St. Petersburg 2 vs. CSKA 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was a scratch for SKA's 2-0 win over CSKA. The game marked the return of SKA to a full strength roster with Pavel Datsyuk the last to return to the lineup from the WCOH. He assisted on the Third Period empty netter that sealed ex-Rangers pick Igor Shestyorkin's 38 save shutout win.
Bratislava 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM
Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk potted a hat trick for SKA as they beat the stuffing out of Slovan Bratislava 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 12:54 in the match but he did have a team high 6 shots on goal in the contest.