Kucherov, Nikita

European Game Day: 10-27-11

MHL (Russia Jr.):
CSKA Jr. 3 @ Khabarovsk Jr. 2 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 11 GP, 11-10-21, +1, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov figured in both goals in CSKA Jr. coming back from a 2-0 deficit to clip Khabarovsk Jr. 3-2 in the shootout. Kucherov did not need to take his turn in the penalty shot session, as CSKA Jr. won it 2-0. These two teams rematch on Friday.

Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. 4 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr. 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-6-11, +10, 16 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was held off the board in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Khanty-Mansiysk. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Tyumen on Monday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 2 @ Vaxjo 3
Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 6-3-9, +2, 8 PIM

Johan Harju had a third period power play goal in Lulea's 3-2 loss to Vaxjo, moving back into the scoring lead for his team. Ex-NHLer Tomi Kallio had a pair of helpers in the win for Vaxjo. Lulea plays Skelleftea on Saturday. They've slipped to 7th on the Elitserien table.

European Game Day: 10-25-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
Jokerit 3 @ JYP 2
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 2.21 GAA, .903 sv%

Ex-NHLer Riku Hahl had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Jokerit to a 3-2 win over JYP. JYP plays TPS on Friday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
CSKA Jr. 4 @ Stupino 3 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 10 GP, 10-9-19, -1, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a power play goal and an even strength helper in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 shootout win over Stupino. He also failed to convert in his shootout attempt. CSKA Jr. plays Khabarovsk Jr. on Thursday.

European Game Day: 10-24-11

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 4 @ Yulaev 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-4-0, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .920 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Vadim Tarasov in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Yulaev. Ex-NHLer Viktor Kozlov had a goal in the match for Yulaev. Cherepovets draws Kazan on Wednesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
CSKA Jr. 7 @ Stupino 3
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-1-3, +4, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 9 GP, 9-8-17, -1, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a pair of even strength goals and a helper to lead CSKA Jr. to a 7-3 thumping of Stupino. The winger improved his +/- from -5 to -1 for the MHL season in the match. The two teams will rematch on Tuesday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 2 @ Frolunda 3
Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-3-8, +4, 8 PIM

Big Joe lives! The Swedish winger had an even strength goal and a helper, as well as a minor for slashing, in Lulea's 3-2 loss to Frolunda. Lulea gets Vaxjo next on Thursday.

European Game Day: 10-20-11

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Khabarovsk Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 4
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 8 GP, 7-7-14, -5, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov assisted on a pair of Nikita Gusev goals, 1 on the power play, in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 win over Khabarovsk Jr. CSKA Jr. draws Stupino on Monday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Brynas 6 @ Lulea 5 (SO)
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 6 PIM

Johan Harju took a minor for delay of game in Lulea's 6-5 shootout loss to Brynas. The forward also failed to convert on his chance in the penalty shot session. Lulea faces Djurgardens on Saturday.

MHL Game Day: 10-19-11

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Khabarovsk Jr. 4 @ CSKA Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 7 GP, 7-5-12, -5, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a third period assist and a minor for hooking in CSKA Jr.'s 4-2 loss to Khabarovsk Jr. Kucherov also had a game-high 6 shots on goal for the Red Army Juniors. The two teams will rematch on Thursday.

KHL Game Day: 10-16-11

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 4 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, ND, 5/8, 35.76 GAA, .625 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-3-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .924 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted 5:02 into Cherepovets' 4-3 loss to Khabarovsk after allowing 3 goals on 8 shots. Backup Vadim Tarasov stopped 32/33 the rest of the way but still suffered the backdoor loss thanks to a late Cherepovets goal by ex-Bruins draft pick Mikko Lehtonen. Cherepovets draws Novokuznetsk on Tuesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Stupino 3 @ CSKA Jr. 0
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 6 GP, 7-4-11, -4, 6 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov was held to a 2 minute minor in CSKA Jr.'s 3-0 shutout loss to Stupino. Kucherov was -4 in the two game set this weekend. CSKA Jr. Plays Khabarovsk Jr. on Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 10-12-11

Chekhov 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-2-0, 0 SO, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup for Cherepovets in their 4-3 shootout loss to Chekhov. Legendary Nick Tarnasky did not suit up for Chekhov. Cherepovets plays Novosibirsk on Friday.

St. Petersburg 4 @ CSKA 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM

Nikita Kucherov's ride on the CSKA shuttle to and from junior may be over for a little while, as he did not appear for the team's KHL side today in their 4-2 loss to SKA. Ex-NHLer Alexei Yashin had a goal in the match for CSKA. CSKA's KHL team plays Nizhnekamsk next on Friday.

European Game Day: 10-11-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
Blues 3 @ JYP 2 (SO)
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 2.56 GAA, .896 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 3-2 shootout loss to Espoo. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was scoreless in the match for JYP. They face Lukko next on Thursday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
CSKA Jr. 6 @ Mytischi Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a game opening power play goal and a third period even strength marker in CSKA Jr.'s 6-2 spanking of Mytischi Jr. CSKA's junior side faces Stupino next on Saturday. We'll see if Kucherov rides the shuttle back up to the KHL in the meantime.

Kazan Jr. 7 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
Nikita Nesterov, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, +10, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov's third period power play assist was little consolation for Chelyabinsk Jr. as they were dismantled 7-2 by Kazan Jr. They face Kirov-Chepetsk next on Thursday.

MHL Game Day: 10-10-11

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Mytischi Jr. 5 @ CSKA Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM 1 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 3 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov is now officially riding the shuttle between the KHL and MHL. He assisted on a 2nd period power play goal today in CSKA Jr.'s 5-2 loss to Mytischi Jr. CSKA Jr. plays the rematch tomorrow.

KHL Game Day: 10-9-11

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 2 @ Mytischi 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 34/35, 0.92 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin made 34 saves in regulation and OT before stopping 3 of 5 shooters in Cherepovets' 2-1 shootout win over Mytischi. Koshechkin stopped ex-Lightning d-man Janne Niskala twice in the shootout. Ex-Lightning draft picks Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match for Mytischi. Cherepovets draws Chekhov and man/myth/legend Nick Tarnasky on Wednesday.

CSKA 2 @ St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov's stint in the MHL lasted 1 game, as he returned to the KHL team today and was scoreless in 5:14 of ice time in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to St. Petersburg. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov scored the winning shot in the penalty shot session for SKA. CSKA has a rematch with St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Novgorod Jr. 1 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +11, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov did his best to stop his recent scoring slump, bombing away for 6 shots on goal, but he was held off the scoresheet in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 2-1 loss to Novgorod Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Kazan Jr. on Tuesday.

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