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.
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.