Kucherov, Nikita

MHL Game Day: 4-10-12

MHL Western Conference Finals (Russia Jr.):
Coached by former Lightning dtaft pick Vadim Epanchintsev, Mytischi Jr. staved off elimination in Game Three by defeating CSKA Jr. 5-4. Nikita Kucherov did not play for CSKA Jr. CSKA Jr. still leads the series 2-1. The schedule for Game Four is to be determined.

European Game Day: 4-7-12

SM-liiga Semifinals (Finland):
(4)JYP 3 @ (6)Jokerit 2 (OT)
JYP Leads the Series 3-0
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 29/31, 1.45 GAA, .935 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 6-0-0, 0 SO, 1.53 GAA, .951 sv%
Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

Ossi Louhivaara's goal at 2:16 of double overtime lifted JYP to a 3-2 Game Three win over Jokerit. JYP and starter Riku Helenius still have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. JYP goes for the sweep on Monday.

In the other Semifinal series, Espoo won 2-1 in OT to cut Lahti's series lead in half at 2-1.

MHL Western Conference Finals (Russia Jr.)
Dimitri Kugryshev's hat trick led CSKA Jr. to a 5-3 Game Two win over Mytischi Jr. CSKA Jr. leads the series 2-0 with Game Three on Tuesday. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr.

European Game Day: 4-6-12

KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
Nikita Nesterov did not play in Game Five, as Omsk closed out top seed Chelyabinsk with a 1-0 shutout win. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo made 30 saves for Avangard for the win. This marks the end of Nikita Nesterov's season. Omsk will go on to face Dynamo Moscow in the Gagarin Cup Finals.

MHL Western Conference Finals (Russia Jr.):
Nikita Gusev scored a pair of third period goals to lead CSKA Jr. to a 3-2, Game One, comeback victory. Nikita Kucherov again did not play in the match. Game Two is Saturday.

MHL Game Day: 4-3-12

MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.):
Cherepovets Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 4 (OT)
CSKA Jr. Wins the Series 3-2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
Playoff totals (MHL): 7 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 0 PIM
Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

Red Wings pick Alexei Marchenko's goal at 0:42 of the second overtime lifted CSKA Jr. to a thrilling 4-3 Game Five win, giving the Red Army junior club the series and a ticket to the Western Conference Finals. Nikita Kucherov did not suit up for the match. The conference finals begin Friday with CSKA Jr. drawing Mytischi Jr.

European Game Day: 3-31-12

KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
Nikita Pivtsakin's goal at 6:01 of the second overtime lifted Omsk to a 3-2 Game Two victory over Chelyabinsk. The series is tied at 1-1. Game Three is scheduled for Monday. Nikita Nesterov did not suit up for Traktor.

MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.)
CSKA Jr. 2 @ Cherepovets Jr. 4
Series Tied 2-2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
Playoff totals (MHL): 7 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 0 PIM
Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

Cherepovets Jr. scored 2 unanswered goals to pull away from CSKA Jr and even their Western Conference Semifinal series at 2-2. That means the deciding Game Five is the series will occur on Tuesday. Mytischi Jr. awaits the victor.

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