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.
St. Petersburg 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 14-27-41, +29, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had SKA's lone goal, a power play marker, in their 2-1 loss to Ekaterinburg. It was just the second regulation loss in 32 games this season for St. Petersburg. Gusev played 17:21 in the match. His 41 points are now 3 off the pace of the league leaders Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk and teammate Ilya Kovalchuk.
St. Petersburg 9 vs. Astana 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-4-5, +4, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 13-27-40, +30, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and four helpers, two of which came with the man advantage, as SKA destroyed Barys Astana 9-0. Gusev, amazingly, played just 12:50 in the match. He is still third in the KHL in scoring, but is now just 3 points back of Sergei Mozyakin and Ilya Kovalchuk for the top spot and is tied with ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark for first in the league in helpers. Gusev's linemate, ex-Pather Evgeny Dadonov, had the big game for SKA with 4 goals and 5 points in the win. Just as a reminder, 31 games into the season, St. Petersburg has just one loss in regulation thus far. One.
Yaroslavl 1 vs. St. Petersburg 7
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-23-35, +26, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and helper in SKA's 7-1 win over Yaroslavl. He played just 12:36 in the match. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 4 points in the win.
Podolsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 11-22-33, +23, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a Third Period garbage time goal in SKA's 4-0 win over Podolsk. He played 17:12 in the victory, and remains in third in the KHL in scoring. Rangers draft pick Igor Shestyorkin stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout.
Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +22, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had secondary assists at even strength and on the power play in SKA's 3-2 win over Dynamo Moscow. He played 14:05 in the win. Linemate Vadim Shipachyov had assists in triplicate in the match. Of SKA's 28 matches so far this season, they have only lost in regulation once. Once!
Czech Republic 0 vs. Russia 3
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength helper in Russia's 3-0 shutout win over Czech Republic to clinch the Karjala Tournament with a 3-0-0 record. Gusev finished tied for 3rd in tournament scoring with 2 goals and 4 points. Goaltender Ilya Sorokin, an Islanders draft pick, stopped all 32 shots he faced for the shutout.