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KHL Game Day: 9-8-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Sochi 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-4-6, +1, 2 PIM

The Goose is back. Nikita Gusev returned to the lineup and had a power play helper in Yugra's 3-2 win over Sochi. Gusev played 16:47 in the victory. Ex-Senators pick Andre Petersson scored both of Sochi's goals in defeat.

Novgorod 1 vs. Nizhnekamsk 2 (OT)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton was out of the lineup again for Novgorod today in their 2-1 OT loss to Nizhnekamsk. Journeyman Jeff Taffe had Nizhnekamsk's regulation goal in the match.

KHL Game Day: 9-6-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Kazan 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was out of the lineup again today in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Kazan. Kazan's opening goal was scored by their captain, ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov.

Novgorod 1 vs. Vityaz 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton was out of the lineup for Novgorod in their 1-0 win over Vityaz. Ex-Thrashers/Jets forward Carl Klingberg had the only goal of the game.

KHL Game Day: 9-5-15

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Omsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 20/22, 1.85 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 0 SO, 1.93 GAA, .912 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped all three shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk defeated Avangard Omsk 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin assisted on the Third Period game tying goal to force Overtime, and notched the winning goal in the Shootout.

KHL Game Day: 9-4-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Togliatti 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not play in Yugra's 3-2 OT win over Lada Togliatti. We'll see if the talented forward's absence from Yugra is a long term issue.

Elsewhere, still no official word on where Saku Salminen will land for his 2015-2016 campaign and there was additional news out of Finland that Jonne Tammela will miss 1-2 months for KalPa with an injury.

KHL Game Day: 9-3-15

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/25, 1.85 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 1.94 GAA, .913 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitka defeated Barys Astana 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of helpers for Astana, which blew a 2-0 lead coming out of the First Period. Washington Capitals first rounder Ilya Samsonov, who is Koshechkin's backup, has yet to see KHL game action this season.

KHL Game Day: 9-2-15

Cherepovets 4 vs. Novgorod 3 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton had a First Period power play goal in Novgorod's 4-2 SO loss to Cherepovets. Ashton played 19:13 in the match. Ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn assisted on Ashton's marker.

KHL Game Day: 9-1-15

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .911 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolkski had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in their 6-2 win over Yugra. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 26 shots in the win. Nikita Gusev assisted on a Second Period goal to cut Yugra's defecit to 2-1, but Magnitka scored the next 3 goals to help put the victory away. Gusev played 18:14 in the match.

KHL Game Day: 8-31-15

Spartak 2 vs. Novgorod 5
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton had his first KHL goal in 16:11 of ice time as Novgorod smashed Spartak Moscow 5-2. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy had a goal for Spartak in defeat.

KHL Game Day: 8-30-15

Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 12/14, 2.04 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .903 sv%

Magnitogorsk fell 2-1 to Ekaterinburg despite outshooting their opponents 23-14 in the match in a tight checking affair. It was Vasily Koshechkin's first loss of the campaign.

Ufa 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season as Ufa doubled up Yugra 4-2. The forward played 15:47 in the match and led his club with 6 shots on goal. Undrafted 22 year old defenseman Zakhar Arzamastsev had a pair of helpers for Ufa in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 8-29-15

St. Petersburg 1 vs. Novgorod 3
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 16:07 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 win over SKA St. Petersburg. The team got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov in the win.

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