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.
St. Petersburg 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals: 36 GP, 16-30-46, +29, 6 PIM
Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had a helper and scored the winner in the penalty shot session to pace SKA to a 2-1 Shootout victory over Dynamo Moscow. Nikita Gusev was reportedly injured in SKA's last match and will miss two weeks for SKA.
Vladivostok 1 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 36GP, 16-30-46, +29, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had an unassisted goal early in the Third Period of SKA's 4-1 win over Vladivostok. He played 12:36 in the match. Linemate Evgeny Dadonov had 2 helpers in the win for SKA.
Khabarovsk 1 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 15-30-45, +27, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 12:31 of ice time as SKA eked out a 2-1 win over Amur Khabarovsk. Ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov had both goals in the win for SKA.
Beijing 3 vs. St. Petersburg 5
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 15-30-45, +28, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on the first of Evgeny Dadonov's three goals as SKA defeated the Kunlun Red Stars of Beijing 5-3. Gusev played 15:13 in the match. He remains third in the KHL in scoring, but has fallen to 9 points back of league leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk. Gusev is also second in the league in assists, 2 back of linemate Vadim Shipachyov.
Cherepovets 3 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 15-29-44, +27, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachyov's eventual game winning goal in the Third Period of SKA's 4-3 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Gusev played 14:55 in the win. SKA also got a pair of helpers from ex-NHL'er Pavel Datsyuk in the win.
Jokerit 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 15-28-43, +28, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev failed on his lone attempt of the penalty shot session and was -2 in SKA's 3-2 win over Jokerit Helsinki. Gusev played 14:45 in the match. Pavel Datsyuk had a helper and the Shootout winner for SKA in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. CSKA Moscow 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 15-28-43, +30, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had an early goal and a late helper on an insurance goal in SKA's 6-3 win over CSKA. He played 14:29 in the win. SKA also got 1 goal and 1 assist in the match from ex-NHL'ers Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk.