SaiPa 2 vs. Karpat 3 (OT)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 27 PIM
Saku Salminen had a minor for holding in 9:40 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 OT loss to Karpat. SaiPa managed just 14 shots on goal in the loss and they remain in 13th on the 15 team league table.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Bratislava 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-19-29, +20, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev's mini slump died hard today beneath an avalanche of points in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Slovan Bratislava. The young forward a power play helper on the game opening goal and a goal and an assist at even strength the rest of the way in a total of 15:24 of ice time. Linemates Evgeny Dadonov (1-2-3) and Vadim Shipachyov (0-4-4) also enjoyed multi-point games. Gusev moved back to 3rd in the KHL in scoring with the outburst. SKA won its 10th straight game and sits in first place in the Western Conference.
KooKoo 2 vs. SaiPa 3
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 25 PIM
Saku Salminen was -1 in 8:02 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 win over KooKoo. Ex-Oilers pick Curtis Hamilton had 1 goal and 1 assist for SaiPa in the win. It was a rare positive result for SaiPa, which currently labors in 13th place on the 15-team Liiga table, one spot ahead of KooKoo
Omsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored on his only attempt of the penalty shot session to help SKA to a 3-2 Shootout win over Avangard Omsk. Gusev played 15:07 in the match. Living legend Pavel Datsyuk had a helper in the contest and potted the SO winner for SKA.
Yaroslavl Jr. 2 vs. CSKA Jr. 3
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 22 PIM
Oleg Sosunov took a minor for cross checking in Loko Jr.'s 3-2 loss to CSKA Jr.
SaiPa 4 vs. Sport 3
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, -5, 25 PIM
Ex-NHL'er Jussi Markkanen turned aside 33 shots for SaiPa in their 4-3 win over Sport.
Yaroslavl Jr. 1 vs. CSKA Jr. 2
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 20 PIM
Oleg Sosunov is still looking for his first point of the season as he was held scoreless with 4 shots on goal in Loko Jr.'s 2-1 loss to CSKA Jr.
Novokuznetsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
After two games off the scoresheet, Nikita Gusev had a helper today in SKA's 6-0 smashing of Novokuznetsk. He played 14:40 in the match. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk helped lead the way for SKA with 1 goal and 3 points in the win.
Novosibirsk 1 vs. St. Petersburg 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 21 GO, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev is now riding a two game scoreless streak as he went without a point in 17:29 of ice time in SKA's 2-1 OT win over Novosibirsk. Undrafted 22 year old Alexander Barbanov scored the OT winner for SKA and also had a helper.
Yaroslavl Jr. 5 vs. Krylya Sovetov Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 20 PIM
Oleg Sosunov was back in the lineup today and went -1 for Loko Jr. in their 5-1 win over the Soviet Wings junior team.