European Leagues

Elitserien Game Day: 2-4-10

Sodertalje 3 @ Brynas 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Tie, 24/27, 2.79 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 1-1-1, 0 SO, 2.65 GAA, .908 sv%

Petri Pakaslahti scored a goal for Sodertalje with the goaltender pulled for the sixth attacker and just 1:13 left in regulation to help stake his club to a 3-3 tie with Brynas. 2003 Avalanche 7th rounder Linus Videll had a pair of assists in the game for Sodertalje. There are only eight rounds remaining in the Swedish league's schedule. Sodertalje sits in 11th in the 12 team league and would miss the postseason if the playoffs started today. They are 6 points back of 8th place Frolunda, however, and in the Elitserien a regulation win is worth 3 points.

KHL Game Day: 2-3-10

Chelyabinsk 2 @ Magnitogorsk 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 18/20, 2.00 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 45 GP, 24-18, 6 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%

Koshechkin got the support of a pair of goals from forward Denis Platonov, a 2001 draft pick of the Nashville Predators.

Kazan 4 @ Astana 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 49 GP, 18-7-25, +8, 16 PIM

Kazionov missed his second game in a row for Kazan. Kazan got two helpers from former Rangers prospect Jarkko Immonen in the game.

Nizhnekamsk 1 @ Omsk 2 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-16, 4 SO, 2.03 GAA, .916 sv%

Omsk got a goal from former NHLer Timofei Shishkanov in the match.

Dynamo Riga 3 @ Chekhov 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 14 PIM

Marcel Hossa scored his 32nd goal of the season in the match for Riga.

European Game Day: 2-2-10

Elitserien (Sweden)
Sodertalje 1 @ Linkopings 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 21/24, 3.20 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 1-1-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .917 sv%

Helenius was bested by former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena of Linkopings in the match. Former Lightning forward Jan Hlavac also had an assist in the game for Linkopings.

KHL (Russia)
Dynamo Moscow 3 @ CSKA 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 3-11-14, -8, 38 PIM

Harju has gone cold again after having fair success as a setup man between late December and early January. Harju played 10:22 today and was 50% on draws. He also took a matching roughing minor at the conclusion of the second period. Veteran forward Alexei Kaluzhny had 2 goals in the match for Dynamo.

KHL Game Day: 2-1-10

Omsk 1 @ Yulaev 3
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 29/32, 3.05 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-16, 4 SO, 2.03 GAA, .916 sv%

Ramo, fresh off his All-Star appearance, could not hold out Yulaev, which has opened up a 5 point lead for first place in the Eastern Conference.

Chelyabinsk 4 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 5-3-8, -17, 16 PIM

Kazionov played 11:57 in the match. Ekaterinburg is now 3 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference. Former AHL journeyman Martin Grenier had a pair of helpers in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Kazan 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 49 GP, 18-7-25, +8, 16 PIM

The elder Kazionov did not play in today's match.

Dynamo Riga 5 @ Dynamo Minsk 4
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 14 PIM

Karsums did not play in today's match for Riga.

Elitserien Game Day: 1-30-10

HV 71 2 @ Sodertalje 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 34/36, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 1-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%

After serving as backup in Sodertalje's match on Thursday, Helenius made his Elitserien debut today in an impressive 4-2 win over HV 71, which currently sits in first place on the Elitserien table. Ex-Kings prospect Yanick Lehoux had 1 goal and 1 assist for Sodertalje.

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