St. Petersburg 6 vs. Novosibirsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, +35, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev potted his 21st goal of the season, matching his career high, and added power play and even strength helpers in garbage time in the Third Period in SKA's commanding 6-2 win over Novosibirsk. Gusev played 17:13 in the match. Gusev sits in 4th in the KHL in points and assists and second in plus-minus. Linemate Evgeny Dadonov also contributed 2 goals and 1 point to SKA's cause.
St. Petersburg 9 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-38-58, +33, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored the 9th and final goal in a Friday 13th massacre that concluded with SKA defeating Novokuznetsk 9-1. Gusev also had a power play helper in his 16:54 of ice time. Gusev's goal was his 20th of his season, making this the third straight season the young forward has hit 20 goals in the KHL, and he's now 1 goal shy of his career high of 21 set in 2014-2015 with Khanty-Mansiysk. Gusev's linemates Evgeny Dadonov and Vadim Shipachyov were the high men for SKA with 4 points each.
St. Petersburg 5 vs. Omsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 19-37-56, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers in 15:44 of ice time as SKA defeated Avangard Omsk 5-3. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had 1 goal and 3 points for SKA in the win.
CSKA 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 19-35-54, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and potted the winner in the penalty shot session in SKA's 3-2 Shootout win over CSKA. He played 16:15 in the win. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov had a pair of helpers in the win.
Dinamo Riga 1 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 18-35-53, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachyov's Second Period goal in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Dinamo Riga. Gusev played 16:00 in the match and is currently tied for 4th in the KHL in scoring, tied for 3rd in assists, and is second in plus-minus. Rangers 4th rounder Igor Shestyorkin had to make just 12 saves in the game for the victory with SKA winning on the shot board 44-13.
Dinamo Minsk 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:44 of ice time as SKA dropped their first back-to-back games in regulation this season, falling to Minsk 5-4. Ex-NHL'ers Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Evgeny Dadonov each had goals for SKA in the loss.
St. Petersburg 1 vs. Yaroslavl 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev tied for the match high with 6 shots on goal in 21:18 of ice time in SKA's 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. It's just the 3rd regulation loss in 43 games this season for St. Petersburg. Lokomotiv netminder Alexei Murygin, an undrafted 30 year old, turned aside an impressive 46 shots for Yaroslavl to earn the win.
Kazan 4 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on one of two Vadim Shipachyov goals in SKA's 4-2 Shootout loss to Ak Bars Kazan. The forward played 14:30 in the match and was successful on 1 of his 2 attempts in the penalty shot session.
Nizhnekamsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 18-33-51, +30, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a garbage time power play goal, a game-opening power play assist, and an even strength assist sandwiched in between in SKA's 4-0 blanking of Nizhnekamsk. Gusev played 17:50 in the match and had a game high 7 shots on goal. The 3 point effort sets a new career high in points for Gusev at 51 through 38 games, which surpasses his total of 49 points in 56 games last year. He moves back to third in the KHL in scoring behind only Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk and his teammate and former NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen turned aside all 30 shots he faced for SKA for the shutout victory.
Togliatti 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 17-31-48, +29, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and assisted on the OT power play winner in SKA's 3-2 win over Lada Togliatti. Gusev played 15:08 in the win. Vadim Shipachyov had the OT winner for SKA to go with a pair of assists. Gusev now has 48 points in 37 games this season, which is 1 point off his career high of 49 points set in 56 games between SKA and Yugra last year.