European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10-16-11

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 4 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, ND, 5/8, 35.76 GAA, .625 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 5-3-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .924 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted 5:02 into Cherepovets' 4-3 loss to Khabarovsk after allowing 3 goals on 8 shots. Backup Vadim Tarasov stopped 32/33 the rest of the way but still suffered the backdoor loss thanks to a late Cherepovets goal by ex-Bruins draft pick Mikko Lehtonen. Cherepovets draws Novokuznetsk on Tuesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Stupino 3 @ CSKA Jr. 0
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 6 GP, 7-4-11, -4, 6 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov was held to a 2 minute minor in CSKA Jr.'s 3-0 shutout loss to Stupino. Kucherov was -4 in the two game set this weekend. CSKA Jr. Plays Khabarovsk Jr. on Wednesday.

European Game Day: 10-15-11

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Stupino 4 @ CSKA Jr. 5
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 5 GP, 7-4-11, -2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a pair of power play goals in CSKA Jr.'s 5-4 comeback win over Stupino. They rematch Stupino on Sunday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 1 @ MODO 3
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 4 PIM

Ex-Wild pick Mika Hannula had a pair of third period goals to lead MODO to a 3-1 win over Lulea. Lulea faces Brynas next on Thursday.

European Game Day: 10-14-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
Ilves 1 @ JYP 3
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.04 GAA, .912 sv%

Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin is heating up for JYP. He had a helper and was second star today in JYP's 3-1 win over Tampere. Ex-Lightning draft pick Matias Sointu was scoreless in the match for Ilves and has a modest 2 assists in 12 games so far this year. JYP squares off with Jokerit next on Tuesday.

KHL (Russia):
Novosibirsk 3 @ Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/33, 2.10 GAA, .939 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-3-0, 0 SO, 2.23 GAA, .933 sv%

Blues first rounder Vladimir Tarasenkov had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Novosibirsk to a 3-1 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. The 2010 pick scored the game winning goal in the match. Cherepovets plays Khabarovsk on Sunday.

Nizhnekamsk 3 @ CSKA 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM

Lending credence to the permanence of his demotion to the junior league, Nikita Kucherov did not dress today in CSKA's 3-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk. The ride on the shuttle appears to be over. Former NHL-er Alexander Korolyuk scored with winner for Nizhnekamsk. CSKA draws Yulaev on Sunday.

European Game Day: 10-13-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
JYP 4 @ Lukko 0
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 18/18, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.04 GAA, .912 sv%

That's more like it. Riku Helenius made 18 stops to blank Lukko today in JYP's 4-0 victory. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist in the match. JYP faces Ilves Tampere on Friday and has now moved up to 9th in the 14 team league.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Kirov-Chepetsk 1 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 7
Nikita Nesterov, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-6-11, +12, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov had a power play assist and even strength goal in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 7-1 thumping of Kirov-Chepetsk. They draw Novosibirsk Jr. on Monday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 2 @ Skelleftea 3
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 4 PIM

Erik Forssell had a pair of third period goals to lead Skelleftea to a 3-2 victory over Lulea. Lulea draws MODO on Saturday.

KHL Game Day: 10-12-11

Chekhov 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-2-0, 0 SO, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup for Cherepovets in their 4-3 shootout loss to Chekhov. Legendary Nick Tarnasky did not suit up for Chekhov. Cherepovets plays Novosibirsk on Friday.

St. Petersburg 4 @ CSKA 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM

Nikita Kucherov's ride on the CSKA shuttle to and from junior may be over for a little while, as he did not appear for the team's KHL side today in their 4-2 loss to SKA. Ex-NHLer Alexei Yashin had a goal in the match for CSKA. CSKA's KHL team plays Nizhnekamsk next on Friday.

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