European Leagues

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-25-17

KHL Western Conference Finals
(2)St. Petersburg 4 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 1
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 5-7-12, +4, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play assist on an Ilya Kovalchuk goal in SKA's 4-1 Game Two win over Yaroslavl. He played 16:41 in the match. Ex-Penguins and Coyotes forward Sergei Plotnikov led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 3 points in the victory. Meanwhile, in the East, top seed Magnitogorsk has a 1-0 series lead on third seeded Ak Bars Kazan.

MHL Playoff Game Day: 3-16-17

MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(6)Cherepovets Jr. 3 vs. (3)Yaroslavl Jr. 2 (OT)
Cherepovets Jr. Wins the Series 3-1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Oleg Sosunov drew in for his first game of the MHL playoffs and took a matching minor for roughing in Loko Jr.'s 3-2 OT loss to Cherepovets Jr. The defeat seals Loko Jr.'s first round upset defeat.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-16-17

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(2)St. Petersburg 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 0
St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 4-6-10, +2, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the opening goal for SKA in their 2-0 Game Five blanking of Dynamo Moscow to send them to the WHL Western Conference Final. Gusev played 13:23 in the match. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout victory. SKA will face the winner of the CSKA vs. Yaroslavl series in the next round. The 4th seeded Lokomotiv currently lead CSKA in that series 3-2.

MHL Playoff Game Day: 3-15-17

MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(6)Cherepovets Jr. 0 vs. (3)Yaroslavl Jr. 6
Cherepovets Jr. Leads the Series 2-1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Undrafted 18 year old netminder Ilya Konovalov had a 21 save shutout to keep Loko Jr.'s playoff hopes alive in their 6-0 Game Three win over Cherepovets Jr.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-14-17

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(3)Dynamo Moscow 1 vs. (2)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:18 in SKA's 4-1 Game Four win over Dynamo Moscow. Forward Sergei Shirokov led the way for SKA with 1 goal and 3 points in the win.

Liiga Game Day: 3-13-17

Tappara 4 vs. SaiPa 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

It was the end of the line for SaiPa, which concluded its regular season by getting beat 40-11 on the shot clock and 4-1 on the scoreboard by Tappara. SaiPa finished 15th in the 15 team Liiga, a full 9 points back of 14th place Sport. Saku Salminen remained out of the lineup for SaiPa with an injury.

MHL Playoff Game Day: 3-12-17

MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(3) Yaroslavl Jr. 2 vs. (6)Cherepovets Jr. 4
Cherepovets Jr. Leads the Series 2-0
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Oleg Sosunov did not dress for Loko Jr.'s 4-2 Game Two loss to Cherepovets Jr.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-12-17

KHL Western Conference Semifinal
(3)Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. (2)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 3-6-9, +2, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of Third Period power play helpers to help SKA overcome a 2-1 deficit and defeat Dynamo Moscow 4-2. He played 13:30 in the victory. Gusev's linemates Vadim Shiapchyov and Evgeny Dadonov both scored on Gusev's assists.

Liiga Game Day: 3-11-17

SaiPa 2 vs. TPS 4
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen is still hurt, and SaiPa's awful season now has wound within 1 game of its conclusion. The club clinched its spot in the Liiga basement with today's 4-2 loss to TPS.

MHL Playoff Game Day: 3-11-17

MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(3)Yaroslavl Jr. 0 vs. (6)Cherepovets Jr. 1 (OT)
Cherepovets Jr. Leads the Series 1-0
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

Goaltender Alexei Artamkin made 31 saves for Cherepovets Jr. in their 1-0 OT shutout win over Loko Jr.

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