St. Petersburg 5 vs. Podolsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a rare off night, posting a minor for hooking in 14:33 of ice time in SKA's 5-1 win over Podolsk. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 1 assist while living legend Pavel Datsyuk chipped in a pair of helpers in the win.
St. Petersburg 4 vs. Dinamo Riga 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play helper on the eventual game winning goal by Vadim Shipachyov to contribute to SKA's 4-1 win over Riga. He played 14:58 in the victory. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk also had a goal for SKA in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-15-24, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and a pair of helpers as the SKA juggernaut continued unabated in its 6-2 win over Minsk. Gusev played 15:26 in the match and moved to 3rd in the KHL in scoring, 1 point behind teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, and 2 points shy of current leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk. Note that Gusev's 15:06 ATOI/game is 4:59 less per game than Mozyakin. SKA also got a goal and an assist from Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Jokerit 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-13-21, +16, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of Evgeny Dadonov goals in SKA's 6-0 squash of Jokerit Helsinki. Gusev played 17:08 in the match. He now sits in 4th in the KHL in scoring, 4 points back of league leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk.
St. Petersburg 2 vs. CSKA 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was a scratch for SKA's 2-0 win over CSKA. The game marked the return of SKA to a full strength roster with Pavel Datsyuk the last to return to the lineup from the WCOH. He assisted on the Third Period empty netter that sealed ex-Rangers pick Igor Shestyorkin's 38 save shutout win.
Bratislava 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM
Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk potted a hat trick for SKA as they beat the stuffing out of Slovan Bratislava 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 12:54 in the match but he did have a team high 6 shots on goal in the contest.
Zagreb 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of goals by ex-NHL'er Evgeny Dadonov, including one on the power play, in SKA's 5-4 OT loss to Zagreb. He played a substantial 20:18 in ice time in the match. Dadonov went on to score a hat trick in the match in defeat.
St. Petersburg 3 vs. Beijing 0
Nikita Gusev. St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-9-17, +12, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev potted a goal in 15:05 of ice time as SKA blanked China's entrant into the KHL, the Kunlun Red Stars of Beijing, 3-0. Rangers 2014 4th rounder Igor Shestyorkin stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout.
St. Petersburg 3 vs. Vladivostok 2 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 7-9-16, +10, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had the winner in the Shootout in SKA's 3-2 win over Vladivostok. He played 13:13 in the match. Ex-Lightning forward James Wright had a goal in defeat for Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg 4 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-9-16, +11, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored SKA's third goal and assisted on their capping goal of a 4-1 victory over one of his former clubs, Amur Khabarovsk. Gusev played 15:46 in the match and is now 3rd in the KHL in scoring, 1 point behind teammate Ilya Kovalchuk and longtime Magnitogorsk star Sergei Mozyakin. Interesting to note, Part One: SKA has played the past couple of weeks without several top forwards who were called to the World Cup of Hockey including Evgeny Dadonov and living legend Pavel Datsyuk. Interesting to note, Part Two: at 14:49 of ice time per game, Gusev has received by far the lowest average TOI/game of the league's top five scorers, with the next closest being Kovalchuk at 18:44 a contest.