European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10/3/10

Kazan 2 @ Magnitogorsk 3
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a pair of goals to lead Magnitogorsk to a 3-2 win over Kazan. Dmitri Kazionov played 14:26 in the match. Ex-Lightning first round pick Nikita Alexeev scored a goal in the game for Kazan, his first of the season.

European Game Day: 10/2/10

Elitserien
Frolunda 1 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Is this the end of Riku Helenius' reign as starting goaltender of Sodertalje? His backup, Pontus Sjogren, had a 23 save performance to defeat Frolunda 2-1. Sjogren ran his season record to 3-0-0, with a 2.29 GAA and a .927 sv%. He holds all three of Sodertalje's wins so far this season. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll scored the game winner.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Chekhov 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin helped to stave off a goaltending controversy of his own with a 21 save win over Chekhov. Another ex-Avs draft pick, Sergei Soin, had a goal in the match for Severstal.

KHL Game Day: 10/1/10

Omsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 4 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums had an assist in 16:38 of ice time as Dynamo Riga defeated Omsk 4-3 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 16 of 19 shots before falling in the penalty shot session by allowing 2 goals in 7 rounds. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had 2 assists in the match for Riga.

Kazan 7 @ Ufa 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Kazan to a 7-5 win over Ufa. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the match.

European Game Day: 9/30

Elitserien
Brynas 2 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius' backup, Pontus Sjogren, may not be his backup very long as he helped Sodertalje defeat Brynas 3-2 today. Sodertalje improved to 2-4-0 (1 OTW) on the season with the win and both victories have come in Sjogren's starts. Ex-Avalanche draft pick Linus Videll had a goal in the win. Sodertalje moved out of the league basement and into 11th on the Elitserien table with the victory.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Novgorod 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin enjoyed the night off and watched his backup, ex-Caps draft pick Rostislav Stana, have a commanding 37 save performance to defeat Novgorod 2-1. Stana, who is in his third season in the KHL after three years in the Sweden, has stopped 69 of the 70 shots he's faced in his two starts this year. Impressive. Cherepovets, arguably, has the best goaltending tandem in Europe this season.

KHL Game Day: 9/29/10

Astana 1 @ Dynamo Riga 5
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-8, +4, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums had two goals and an assist, including a shorthanded marker, as Dynamo Riga rolled Barys Astana 5-1. Karsums played just 9:50 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh also had a goal in the match for Riga.

Kazan 3 @ Chelyabinsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov played for the first time this season, skating for 11:40 of Kazan's 3-1 win over Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had two goals in the match to lead Ak Bars to the win.

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