European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 9-25-16

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.

Liiga Game Day: 9-24-16

Pelicans 4 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was 33% on draws in 11:32 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-2 loss to Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Predators pick Janne Juvonen made 30 saves for the victory for Pelicans.

Liiga Game Day: 9-23-16

SaiPa 4 vs. Lukko 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Ex-Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton had a pair of goals to lead SaiPa to a 4-2 win over Lukko. Lightning prospect Saku Salminen was scoreless in 9:46 of ice time.

KHL Game Day: 9-23-16

St. Petersburg 9 vs. Khanty-Mansisyk 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 6-8-14, +9, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the capping goal of SKA's 9-4 blowout win over Yugra. The young forward also had a pair of First Period helpers, including one on the power play, in his 15:01 of ice time. Gusev's 14 points on the season puts him in a tie for 6th in the league in scoring, which is made more remarkable by the fact he averages just 14:44 of ice time per contest. His 3 points were matched by 4 other St. Petersburg skaters, including former NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk, who had 2 goals and 1 assist.

KHL Game Day: 9-21-16

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-6-11, +8, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was out of the lineup for SKA's 4-2 victory over his ex-club Yugra. SKA was paced by a pair of goals by former Bruins second rounder Alexander Khokhlachev.

Liiga Game Day: 9-20-16

SaiPa 3 vs. Tappara 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen potted a late Third Period goal as SaiPa failed in their comeback bid against Tappara, eventually losing 5-3. Salminen played 10:09 in the match and was 40% on draws. Ex-Oilers second rounder Curtis Hamilton had a goal in defeat for SaiPa.

MHL Game Day: 9-20-16

Mytischi Jr. 0 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

Oleg Sosunov was a scratch again in the tail end of Loko Jr.'s back-to-back against Atlant Mytischi Jr. Yaroslavl Jr. avenged yesterday's loss with a 1-0 victory.

MHL Game Day: 9-19-16

Mytischi Jr. 4 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

Yaroslavl Jr. dressed 8 defensemen, none of which were Oleg Sosunov, in their 4-1 loss to Mytischi Jr. Sosunov sat after going -3 in his last MHL match.

KHL Game Day: 9-19-16

Ekaterinburg 3 vs. St. Petersburg 2 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-6-11, +8, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:58 and failed on his only attempt of the penalty shot session in SKA's 3-2 SO loss to Ekaterinburg. Czech forward Petr Koukal had a regulation goal for Ekaterinburg and potted the SO winner in the match.

Liiga Game Day: 9-16-16 and 9-17-16

9-16-16
KooKoo 3 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:22 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 opening game loss to KooKoo. He was also 50% on draws. Salminen started the season centering his club's fourth line.

9-17-16
SaiPa 3 vs. KooKoo 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:23 of ice time as SaiPa avenged their opening game loss, defeating KooKoo 3-1. He was also 33% on draws. Salminen again centered the team's fourth line.

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