European Leagues

Channel One Cup: Day One

Sweden 3 @ Russia 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 24/27, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 3 points in Russia's 5-3 tournament-opening win over Sweden. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a goal in the match for the Swedes.

Elsewhere, former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil had a goal and scored the shootout winner in the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over Finland. Former Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek also appeared in the match for the Czechs.

KHL Game Day: 12/12/10

Kazan 2 @ Dynamo Riga 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 18 PIM

Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 32 PIM

Martins Karsums had a power play goal in 19:37 of ice time in Riga's 2-1 win over Kazan. Kazan's Dmitri Kazionov played 12:31 in the match.

Yaroslavl 8 @ Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 10/15, 14.30 GAA, .667 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 10-11-0, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .910 sv%

Oof. Just when we thought Vasily Koshechkin had stabilized his season, he allowed 5 goals on 15 shots before being pulled in an 8-2 thumping at the hands of Yaroslavl. Former NHL'er Alexander Korolyuk had 3 goals and 4 points in the match for the Lokomotiv while fellow ex-NHL'er Pavol Demitra had 1 goal and 3 points of his own. Neither matched for Carolina Hurricane Josef Vasicek's 5 assists though, for Yaroslavl.

Elitserien Game Day: 12/11/10

Sodertalje 3 @ Lulea 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup as starter Pontus Sjogren made 29 saves in Sodertalje's 3-2 win over Lulea. Ex-NHLer Janne Niinimaa had a goal in the match for Lulea.

KHL Game Day: 12/10/10

Kazan 2 @ CSKA 3 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 16 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 15:11, but he did convert on his penalty shot attempt in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to CSKA. Ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen had an assist in the match for Kazan.

Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 10-7-17, -2, 32 PIM

Martins Karsums assisted on Raimonds Vilkoits' game opening goal in Riga's 3-2 shootout loss to Nizhnekamsk. Karsums played 22:43 in the match. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper for Nizhnekamsk. He has 1 goal and 6 points in 18 games this season.

Novgorod 0 @ Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 39/39, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 10-10-0, 2 SO, 2.72 GAA, .916 sv%

Koshechkin is back. The 6'6" goaltender stopped 39 shots in a 2-0 blanking of Novgorod to record his second shutout of the season. Koshechkin still has a long way to go to match his 8 shutouts from a season ago.

Elitserien Game Day: 12/9/10

Skelleftea 4 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 4-1 loss to Skelleftea. Former NHLer Ivan Majesky had a pair of assists in the match for Skelleftea.

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