European Leagues

Liiga Game Day: 2-10-17

JYP 4 vs. SaiPa 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4=7, -9, 41 PIM

Stars 6th rounder Markus Ruusu made 14 saves for JYP as they blanked SaiPa 4-0. Forward Saku Salminen missed the match for SaiPa with an injury.

Liiga Game Day: 2-8-17

SaiPa 1 vs. Lukko 4
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 5:24 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-1 loss to Lukko. Veteran forward and ex-Panthers pick Toni Koivisto had 1 goal and 2 points for Lukko.

MHL Game Day: 2-8-17

Yaroslavl Jr. 5 vs. St. Petersburg Jr. 0
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 29 GP, 0-0-0, E, 52 PIM

Ilya Konovalov had 20 saves to help Loko Jr. blank SKA Jr. 5-0. Defenseman Oleg Sosunov has once again been removed from Yaroslavl Jr.'s MHL roster.

Liiga Game Day: 2-4-17

Pelicans 2 vs. SaiPa 3
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 5:08 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 win over Pelicans Lahti.

KHL Game Day: 2-3-17

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play helper and scored in 2 of his 3 attempts in the Shootout, but SKA still fell 5-4 to Magnitogorsk. Gusev played 16:44 in the match. Magnitogorsk goaltender and ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin stopped 44 of 48 in the match, but left the Shootout after Gusev scored on its first attempt. Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov backstopped the rest of the Shootout and eventually sealed the win by stopping living legend Pavel Datsyuk on SKA's 7th round.

Liiga Game Day: 2-2-17

SaiPa 4 vs. Pelicans 6
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen scored his 3rd goal of the season in 10:38 of ice time in SaiPa's 6-4 loss to Pelicans Lahti. He was also 22% on 9 draws. SaiPa now drops 1 point behind Lukko for dead last on the Liiga table.

KHL Game Day: 2-1-17

Ufa 1 vs. St. Petersburg 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 23-44-67, +31, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on one of Vadim Shipachyov's three goals in SKA's 3-1 victory over Ufa. Gusev played 18:30 in the victory. He is now 4th in the KHL in scoring, tied for 3rd in assists, and tied for 3rd in plus-minus.

MHL Game Day: 2-1-17 and 2-2-17

2-1-17
Yaroslavl Jr. 4 vs. Cherepovets Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 29 GP, 0-0-0, E, 52 PIM

2-2-17
Yaroslavl Jr. 2 vs. Cherepovets Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 29 GP, 0-0-0, E, 52 PIM

Oleg Sosunov did not play in Yaroslavl Jr.'s sweep of their two game set against Cherepovets Jr.

KHL Game Day: 1-29-17

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 23-43-66, +29, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist, each coming on the power play, in SKA's 5-3 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. He played 18:36 in the victory. SKA built a 5-0 lead in the contest before surrendering 3 garbage time goals in the Third Period to make the final score line look a little less lopsided. 55 games into their season, SKA holds a 2 point lead over CSKA for the top spot in the KHL Western Conference.

Liiga Game Day: 1-27-17

SaiPa 3 vs. HPK 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 2-4-6, -7, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen was 50% on 8 draws in 11:11 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-1 win over HPK. HPK got a helper from ex-Lightning defenseman Shane O'Brien in the loss. SaiPa's victory moves them 5 points clear of basement dwelling Lukko on the Liiga table.

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