Gusev, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 10-24-15

Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Dinamo Riga 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 8/10, 5.79 GAA, .800 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 8-9-4, 0 SO, 2.38 GAA, .910 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted early in the Second Period in Magnitka's 3-1 loss to Riga as the veteran club's season is suddenly circling the drain. Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov stopped 12 of 13 the rest of the way in relief. Ex-Michigan Tech defenseman Steven Seigo scored a pair of goals to lead the way for Riga.

Ufa 4 vs. Jokerit 0
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 5:32 in Jokerit's 4-0 loss to Ufa. Ex-Bruins netminder Niklas Svedberg turned aside all 43 shots he faced for the shutout, while ex-NHLer Enver Lisin had a pair of helpers in support.

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 7-9-16, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not play against his former club Yugra as they fell 4-2 to SKA St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg got a pair of goals by ex-Panther Evgeny Dadonov and a pair of helpers by ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk.

KHL Game Day: 10-22-15

Ekaterinburg 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: (St. Petersburg): 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of power play goals in his SKA debut as they fell 4-2 to Ekateriburg. Gusev played 14:11 in the match. 36 year old veteran Alexei Simakov had 2 goals and 3 points to lead the way for Ekaterinburg.

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 32/35, 3.09 GAA, .914 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-8-4, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .912 sv%

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 3:51 of ice time in Jokerit's 3-2 win over Magnitogorsk. Norwegian national Mathis Olimb had 1 goal and 3 points in the win for Jokerit.

KHL Game Day: 10-20-15

Sochi 3 vs. Jokerit 0
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in a season high 11:00 of ice time as Jokerit fell to Sochi 3-0. Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had a helper in the match for Sochi. Ex-Blues pick Konstantin Barulin stopped all 38 shots he faced for the shutout.

Elsewhere, the KHL announced that Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk has traded talented young forward Nikita Gusev to SKA St. Petersburg in exchange for financial considerations. Many KHL clubs have been struggling after the Russian economy took a significant hit due to the falling price of oil. According to the KHL's website, Gusev's current KHL deal expires at the end of this season.

KHL Game Day: 10-19-15

Novosibirsk 4 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-0-3, -3, 10 PIM

Ex-Islanders pick David Ullstrom had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novosibirsk in their 4-1 win over Novgorod. Ex-Panthers farmhand Alexander Salak turned away 27 of 28 shots he faced for the win.

Zagreb 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 7 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist, both at even strength, in 12:34 of ice time in Yugra's wild 7-6 Shootout win over Zagreb. Gusev failed on his only attempt of the penalty shot session. Zagreb got a goal and an assist each from ex-Lightning picks Marek Kvapil and Radek Smolenak in defeat. Yugra was paced by a hat trick by ex-Predators pick Konstantin Panov, who also potted the Shootout winner.

KHL Game Day: 10-17-15

Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Novgorod 4 (OT)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-0-3, -2, 10 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:00 of ice time in Novgorod's 4-3 OT win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn had the OT winner for Novgorod. Ex-Avs picks Ryan Stoa and Linus Videll each also had goals in the match, as well.

Brastislava 6 vs. Khanty-Mansysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-6-12, +5, 4 PIM

Yikes. Ex-AHLer Barry Brust had to turn aside just 19 shots to blank Yugra 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:58 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospects Michal Sersen and Vladimir Mihalik each had helpers in the win for Slovan.

KHL Game Day: 10-15-15

Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a team high 5 shots on goal in 18:33 of ice time in Yugra's 2-0 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo's eventual game winner came from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums.

KHL Game Day: 10-13-15

Podolsk 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 16:51 in Yugra's 1-0 loss to Podolsk. Podolsk goaltender Harri Sateri, an ex-Sharks pick, stopped all 39 shots he faced for the shutout.

Novgorod 2 vs. Dinamo Minsk 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-0-3, -3, 10 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:36 in Novgorod's 2-1 win over Minsk. Vladimir Galuzin notched the winning goal for Novgorod.

KHL Game Day: 10-10-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Vladivostok 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Vladislav Fokin stopped all 38 shots he faced to lead Yugra to a 3-0 win over Vladivostok. Yugra got 2 goals and 3 points from 23 year old centerman Kirill Rasskazov in the win. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:16 of ice time, but he did tie Rasskazov with a team high 5 shots on goal. Yugra, which has been one of the doormats of the league the past few seasons, has risen to 2nd on the Eastern Conference table with the win, 2 points shy of Novosibirsk for the top spot.

KHL Game Day: 10-8-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 0 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was held scoreless in 16:53 of ice time as his current club, Yugra, fell 1-0 to his former club, Khabarovsk. Finnish netminder Juha Metsola stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout.

KHL Game Day: 10-6-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored on 2 of 3 attempts in the Shootout, including the winner, in Yugra's 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. He played 15:37 in the match. Ex-Star Tomas Vincour had the lone goal of the match for Novosibirsk.

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