European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 11-14

Astana 5 @ Ekaterinburg 4 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 2-3-5, -7, 8 PIM

Former NHLer Josef Stumpel scored the winner for Astana. Denis Kazionov played 9:33 in the match.

Omsk 6 @ Chelyabinsk 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-7, 2 SO, 1.84 GAA, .915 sv%

Ramo returned to the lineup and got a goal and two assists from former Lightning Eric Perrin in support of his cause.

Togliatti 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 31/32, 0.92 GAA, .969 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 8-12, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA, .920 sv%

Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 12 PIM

Koshechkin stopped both shooters he faced to get the "W" in the shootout session.

Kazan 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM

The elder Kazionov played 13:12 in the match. Former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a goal in the match for Kazan.

KHL Game Day: 11-12

Omsk 4 @ Ekaterinburg 5 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-3-5, -5, 8 PIM

Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .912 sv%

Kazionov potted his second goal of the season to open the game's scoring and played 11:46 in the match. Karri Ramo remains out, presumably due to injury.

Togliatti 3 @ Dynamo Minsk 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 17/20, 2.77 GAA, .850 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-12, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin allowed both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to score to take the shootout loss in his first game back from the Karjala Cup.

Kazan 1 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-1-7, -4, 10 PIM

Former NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of goals to help lead Riga over Kazan. Kazionov played 14:56 in the match for Kazan.

Nizhnekamsk 1 @ Dynamo Moscow 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 12 PIM

Harju helped wash the bitter taste of a bad Karjala Cup tournament out of his mouth with a helper on Linus Omark's 9th goal of the KHL season in the second period of a 3-1 win. The big center/winger played 16:06 in the match and was 67% on draws.

Today's Karjala Cup Scores

Czech Republic 3 @ Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 31/34, 2.90 GAA, .912 sv%

Koshechkin didn't hurt his Olympics stock in this leg of the Euro Tour going 2-0 in both of his starts in this tournament. He finished the Karjala Cup with a 2.83 GAA and .921 sv%.

Finland 7 @ Sweden 0
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

That's an embarassing finish for Team Sweden against their neighbors and rivals, the Finns. Sweden finished second to last at 1-2-0 in the Karjala Cup, and Harju was scoreless in three games, which definitely does hurt his Olympics stock.

Today's Karjala Cup Score

Sweden 1 @ Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP

Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

Harju and his lifelong teammate Linus Omark moved up to Sweden's second unit in the game, but were overwhelmed by Russia's firepower.

Yesterday's Karjala Cup Scores

Russia 4 @ Finland 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 39/42, 2.77 GAA, .929 sv%

Koshechkin stopped all shooters he faced in the penalty shot session. Alexei Morozov scored the winner for the Russians.

Sweden 4 @ Czech Republic 3
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG

Harju centered line four for the Swedes. He was 44% on draws. Victor Hedman's brother Oscar played on Sweden's second pairing. Former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil scored a goal for the Czechs.

Ramo Named KHL's Top Goaltender for October

Karri Ramo, who left the Lightning this past offseason to play the No.1 role for Avangard in the KHL, was named the league's top goaltender for the month of October.

Ramo won seven of 11 games for Omsk, posting a 1.92 goals against average, a .912 save percentage, and two shutouts.

Ramo is a restricted free agent who can be re-signed by the Lightning at the end of the year.

KHL Game Day: 11/1

Cherepovets 4 @ Omsk 3 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .912 sv%

Ramo missed his second straight start for Omsk.

The KHL now goes on break for the Karjala Cup tournament. Initital rosters for the tournament include former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil on the Czech Republic's roster, former Lightning player Janne Niskala on Finland's roster, Lightning prospect Vasily Koshechkin on Russia's roster, and former Lightning player Jimmie Olvestad and current Lightning prospect Johan Harju on Sweden's roster.

KHL Game Day: 10/31

Khabarovsk 3 @ Kazan 6
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM

The elder Kazionov has really started to hit his stride in the past couple of weeks, potting his sixth goal of the season today against Khabarovsk.

Novosibirsk 3 @ Togliatti 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 18/20, 1.85 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 7-11, 2 SO, 2.15 GAA, .920 sv%

Koshechkin was bested by 2 of 3 shooters in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. Sounds like a Lightning prospect.

Ekaterinburg 3 @ Spartak Moscow 4 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 8 PIM

Kazionov missed his second straight match for Ekaterinburg.

KHL Game Day: 10/30

Mytischi 3 @ Omsk 2 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .912 sv%

Ramo was out after leaving Omsk's last game after the first period. His backup, Evgeni Tsargorodtsev was bested by former NHLer Martin Gerber in a shootout.

KHL Game Day: 10/29

Novokuznetsk 3 @ Togliatti 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 15/17, 2.00 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-10, 2 SO, 2.71 GAA, .921 sv%

Koshechkin's stirling numbers are being wasted by a Togliatti club that just can't seem to give him consistent goal support. Former Bolt Prospect Albert Vishnyakov had a helper in the match for Novokuznetsk.

Novosibirsk 4 @ Kazan 7
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-1-6, -4, 10 PIM

Kazionov failed to hit the scoresheet in 16:25 of ice time despite Kazan hanging a touchdown and an extra point on Novosibirsk. Alexei Morozov had four, count them, four goals in the match for Kazan.

Ekaterinurg 3 @ KHK MVD 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 8 PIM

The younger Kazionov missed today's match, in which Stanislav Zhmakin scored the shootout winner for Ekaterinburg.

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