European Leagues

Elitserien Game Day: 11/20/10

Sodertalje 4 @ Linkopings 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku Helenius was back on the bench today as Pontus Sjogren backstopped Sodertalje to a 4-2 win over Linkopings. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena took the loss for Linkopings. Ex-Lightning forward Jan Hlavac also had a goal in the losing effort.

KHL Game Day: 11/19/10

Magnitogorsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 5
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1. 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-6-13, -3, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 17:14 as Riga defeated Magnitogorsk 5-3. Former Florida farmhand Janis Sprukts had 2 goals and 4 points in the match for Riga. Riga sits in 7th in the 11 team Western Conference.

Kazan 3 @ Cherepovets 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 12 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 17:58 as Kazan defeated Cherepovets 3-2. Ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen had a goal in the match for Kazan. Kazan sits in 3rd in the 12 team Eastern Conference. Cherepovets is in 5th in the West.

Elitserien Game Day: 11/18/10

Sodertalje 5 @ Frolunda 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 18/20, 2.00 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 3.16 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku wins! Riku wins! Riku wins! Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 18 shots in a 5-2 victory over Vastra Frolunda to, finally, secure his first win of the season. The victory moved Sodertalje out of the Elitserien basement, two points ahead of Frolunda. Ex-Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist took the loss for Frolunda. Fellow ex-Lightning player, forward Andreas Karlsson, had a power play goal in the match for Frolunda.

KHL Game Day: 11/17/10

Ekaterinburg 5 @ Cherepovets 4 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 31/36, 4.97 GAA, .861
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

You explain it to me. Just a couple of days after completing a masterful three game performance against some of the best club talent in Europe at the Karjala Cup, Vasily Koshechkin allowed 5 goals in a 5-4 overtime loss to Ekaterinburg. 37 year old veteran Andrei Subbotin had 2 goals and 3 points, including the overtime winning goal, for Ekaterinburg.

Yulaev 5 @ Dynamo Riga 4
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-7-13, -2, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal in 15:00 of ice time in Riga's 5-4 loss to Yulaev. Ex-Oilers anf Flyers prospect Patrick Thoresen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Yulaev.

Kazan 6 @ St. Petersburg 5 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 12 PIM

Evidently, the majority of the KHL forgot how to play defense over the Karjala break. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 14:28 in Kazan's 6-5 shootout win over SKA St. Petersburg. Kazionov did score the winning goal in the shootout session for Ak Bars, as well. Ex-Stars second rounder Johan Fransson (Johan Fransson Lite) had 1 goal and 3 points in the loss for SKA. Ex-Lightning prospect Anton But was St. Petersburg's only unsuccessful shooter in the three round shootout.

Elitserien Game Day: 11/16/10

AIK 5 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 0.00 GAA
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.86 GAA, .884 sv%

Sodertalje was embarassed today by fellow Kval till Elitserien survivor AIK 5-2. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius entered the game at 12:36 of the second period and stopped all shots he faced in relief.

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