European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10/22/10

Cherepovets 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 1 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 35/36, 0.94 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-0, 1 SO, 2.58 GAA, .914 sv%

Is The Cat back? For the first time in about a month, Vasily Koshechkin played like Vasily Koshechkin, making 35 saves in Cherepovets' 2-1 overtime win over Dynamo Minsk. Forward Alexei Tsvetkov had the winning goal and an assist for Severstal in the match.

St. Petersburg 5 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-5-12, +2, 22 PIM

Ex-Ducks draft pick Tony Martensson had one goal and three assists and ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a pair of goals as St. Peterburg scorched Dynamo Riga for a 5-3 win. Martins Karsums was an ugly -3 in 17:31 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/21/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 3 @ AIK 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius once again sat backup to Pontus Sjogren today in Sodertalje's 3-2 win over AIK. Former St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch and veteran Swedish forward Joakim Eriksson both scored third period goals from Sodertalje to pull out the win.

KHL
Ekaterinburg 4 @ Kazan 3
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 6 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov assisted on a Jarkko Immonen goal in 15:49 of ice time as Kazan fell to Ekaterinburg 4-3. Long time Russian veteran Andrei Subbotin had one goal and one assist for Ekaterinburg.

Astana 1 @ Novokuznetsk 2 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 27 PIM

Ex-Penguins draft pick Alexei Krivchenkov scored with forty-four seconds left in overtime to lead Novokuznetsk to a 2-1 win over Astana. Not suprisingly, Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov did not play after being kicked out of Novokuznetsk's last game for spearing.

KHL Game Day: 10/20/10

Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-5-12, +5, 22 PIM

I guess we can officially say Vasily Koshechkin has lost his starting job for Cherepovets. He sat on the bench as Rostislav Stana stopped 26 shots in Severstal's 4-2 win over Riga. Riga forward Martins Karsums was -1 and had a tripping minor in 13:59 of ice time. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a goal in the match for Cherepovets.

KHL Game Day: 10/19/10

Hanty-Mansiysk 4 @ Novokuznetsk 2
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, 0-0-0, E, 25 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 27 PIM

Denis Kazionov got thrown out of the game for spearing in 7:02 of ice time as Novokuznetsk fell to Yugra 4-2. Kazionov's penalty led to an Igor Skorokhodov power play goal that made the match 3-0 in the second period. Novokuznetsk got the game to 3-2 with a pair of power play goals of their own, but Skorokhodov scored a second goal with ten seconds left in regulation to seal Yugra's win. Skorokhodov currently leads Yugra in scoring after spending much of the past few seasons developing in Russia's lower leagues. He also leads the team in the number of "o's" in his name by two. Sorry Evgeny Khvostov, maybe next season.

Kazan 3 @ Nizhnekamsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 6 PIM

The elder Kazionov brother scored the game opening power play goal and logged 12:42 of ice time in Kazan's 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk. The goal was Kazionov's first point of the season. Kazan also got goals from ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa and ex-Thrashers draft pick Ilya Nikulin.

KHL Game Day: 10/18/10

Cherepovets 4 @ CSKA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

Rostislav Stana had his first subpar start of the year for Cherepovets, allowing 3 goals on just 19 shots, but he still got the win to keep his record unblemished for the season. Ex-NHLer Slava Kozlov had one goal and two assists for CSKA in the loss.

Spartak Moscow 2 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-5-12, +6, 20 PIM

Martins Karsums had the game winning goal and a power play assist in 15:31 of ice time to lead Riga to a 3-2 victory over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Flyers prospect Stefan Rucizka had two assists in the match for Spartak.

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