St. Petersburg 6 vs. Sochi 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 56 GP, 24-47-71, +34, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had the game opening goal and a pair of helpers, including one on the power play, as SKA dismantled HC Sochi 6-2. Gusev played 15:22 in the match and is now 4th in the KHL in scoring, 3rd in assists, and tied with three other SKA teammates for the league lead in plus-minus. SKA is tied with CSKA at 134 points atop the Western Conference table.
St. Petersburg 2 vs. Spartak Moscow 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:31 of ice time in SKA's 4-2 loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal in defeat for SKA.
Magnitogorsk 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play helper and scored in 2 of his 3 attempts in the Shootout, but SKA still fell 5-4 to Magnitogorsk. Gusev played 16:44 in the match. Magnitogorsk goaltender and ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin stopped 44 of 48 in the match, but left the Shootout after Gusev scored on its first attempt. Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov backstopped the rest of the Shootout and eventually sealed the win by stopping living legend Pavel Datsyuk on SKA's 7th round.
Ufa 1 vs. St. Petersburg 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 23-44-67, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on one of Vadim Shipachyov's three goals in SKA's 3-1 victory over Ufa. Gusev played 18:30 in the victory. He is now 4th in the KHL in scoring, tied for 3rd in assists, and tied for 3rd in plus-minus.
St. Petersburg 5 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 23-43-66, +29, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist, each coming on the power play, in SKA's 5-3 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. He played 18:36 in the victory. SKA built a 5-0 lead in the contest before surrendering 3 garbage time goals in the Third Period to make the final score line look a little less lopsided. 55 games into their season, SKA holds a 2 point lead over CSKA for the top spot in the KHL Western Conference.
Novgorod 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 22-42-64, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -2 in 17:34 of ice time in SKA's rare 4-2 regulation loss to Novgorod. Novgorod got a helper from ex-Lightning first rounder Carter Ashton in the victory.
Spartak Moscow 1 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 22-42-64, +33, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:59 of ice time as SKA edged Spartak 2-1. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk scored the Third Period game winner for SKA.
St. Petersburg 3 vs. Jokerit 5
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 21-41-62, +33, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a helper on Ilya Kovalchuk's game opening power play goal in SKA's 5-3 loss to Jokerit Helsinki. The forward played 15:35 in the extremely rare regulation loss for his club. Kovalchuk finished with a pair of goals in the defeat.
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.