Nesterov, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 10-8-12

KHL (Russia)
Novosibirsk 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 9 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov took a roughing minor that led to the game winning power play goal in 11:39 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Novosibirsk. Assisting on the winner? Former Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc. Chelyabinsk faces Mytischi on Saturday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Tyumen Jr. 2 vs. Ufa Jr. 3
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 37/39, 2.00 GAA, .949 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 13-2-0, 1 SO, 1.73 GAA, .938 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) turned away 37 shots to lead Ufa Jr. to a 3-2 win over Tyumen Jr. That gives Vasilevski 12 regulation wins and 1 shootout victory this season. The two clubs rematch on Tuesday.

In other news, forward Nikita Gusev has been loaned by CSKA to Tver of the VHL. Through 6 games with Tver, Gusev has 1 goal and 5 points with a -3 rating and 2 penalty minutes. Tver plays Zaural Kurgan tomorrow. The VHL is the second highest mens league in Russia behind the KHL. Tver is CSKA's Vysshaya Hockey League affiliate.

European Game Day: 10-6-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Frolunda 1 vs. Brynas 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 4 PIM

Johan Harju (pictured) scored a game tying second period power play goal and Daniel Widing scored the game winner less than 2 minutes later to lead Brynas to a 2-1 win over Frolunda. Brynas now sits at 3rd on the Elitserien table. They face Rogle on Tuesday.

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 4:14 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Khabarovsk. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the winning third period goal for Chelyabinsk. They face Novosibirsk on Monday.

European Game Day: 10-4-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 1 vs. Farjetads 4

Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +6, 4 PIM

Johan Harju had Brynas' only goal in their 4-1 loss to Farjestads. Brynas draws Frolunda next on Saturday.

KHL (Russia)
Novokuznetsk 0 vs. Chelyabinsk 6

Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov took a minor for hooking in 14:04 of ice time in Traktor's 6-0 shutout of Novokuznetsk. Andrei Kostitsyn had 2 goals and 1 assist in the victory for Chelyabinsk. They face Khabarovsk on Saturday.

European Game Day: 9-29-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 vs. Timra 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM

Johan Harju (pictured) scored a goal and assisted on the game winner in Brynas' 3-2 win over Timra. For Harju, it gives him his second straight multi-point outing after scoring just 1 point in the season's first 5 games. Oscar Hedman, brother of Victor, had a helper in defeat for Timra. Brynas faces Harju's old club, Lulea, next on Tuesday.

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 5 vs. Praha 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 5 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 4:11 in Chelyabinsk's 5-2 thumping of Lev Praha. Ex-Lightning prospect Michael Sersen was scoreless in 21 minutes on the backline for Lev.

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 29/32, 3.04 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 1 SO, 2.06 GAA, .933 sv%

Jaroslav Janus had a rare loss in Bratislava's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Magnitogorsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov scored the game winning goal for Metallurg.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 4 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-1-0, 1 SO, 1.55 GAA, .945 sv%

The remarkable junior season of Andrei Vasilevski rolls on, as the Lightning first rounder picked up his 10th win in his first 11 starts in Ufa Jr.'s 4-1 victory over Ekaterinburg Jr. The two teams rematch on Sunday.

Nikita Gusev did not suit up for CSKA in either the KHL or MHL today.

European Game Day: 9-27-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Skelleftea 5 vs. Brynas 3
Johan Harju, Brynas, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, +3, 4 PIM

Harju comes alive! The power forward (pictured) potted his first two goals of the season in Brynas' 5-3 loss to Skelleftea. Both goals came at even strength. Brynas faces Timra on Saturday.

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 4 vs. CSKA 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 7:42 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 win over CSKA. NHLer Pavel Datsyuk had a pair of assists for CSKA, as the reality of the NHL lockout begins to hit the KHL. Nikita Gusev was sent down to the MHL to make room for Datsyuk. CSKA's MHL team plays Riga Jr. on Saturday. Chelyabinsk moves on to play Praha on Saturday. CSKA gets Ekaterinburg on Saturday.

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