European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10/10

The gang's all here!

St. Petersburg 3 @ Togliatti 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 20/23, 3.00 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5, 1 SO, 2.54 GAA, .910 sv%

This I know for sure: it's close to impossible for a goaltender to win a hockey game if his club can't manage a single goal for him. St. Petersburg benefitted from a goal from former Lightning prospect Anton But and a pair of assists by former Lightning forward Nils Ekman.

Omsk 5 @ Novosibirsk 3
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 14/17, 3.00 GAA, .824 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-5, 0 SO, 2.08 GAA, .900 sv%

On the flip side: it's difficult for a goaltender to lose when he gets five goals worth of support.

Ekaterinburg 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 1
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 2 PIM

So much for the floodgates opening up for Harju. He was 56% on draws in 16:59 of ice time. Meanwhile, at the other end of the rink, Kazionov saw limited ice time of 7:37.

Mytischi 4 @ Kazan 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-0-2, -5, 10 PIM

The elder Kazionov scored Kazan's second goal in a third period rally that fell just short. Kazionov got a robust 19:07 of ice time in the match, but his line's efforts weren't enough to overcome a pair of goals by former NHLer Jan Bulis.

KHL Game Day: 10/8

Ekaterinburg 4 @ Riga 2
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Ekaterinburg crawled out of the basement in their conference with the win. Coincidentally, it's Kazionov's old club, Khabarovsk, that is now in the cellar. Kazionov played 11:11 in the match.

Chelyabinsk 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 2 PIM

Finally! The Lightning's prized Swedish sniper scored his first goal in the Russian league by tallying Dynamo's opening goal of the match. He finished with 18:18 of ice time and was 33% on draws. Will the floodgates now open?

Cherepovets 3 @ Kazan 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-0-1, -6, 10 PIM

Kazionov played 13:32 in the match.

Mytischi 1 @ Togliatti 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 4-4, 1 SO, 2.49 GAA, .914 sv%

Koshechkin seems to be re-establishing himself as perhaps the premiere goaltender in all of Russia, following up a shutout with a masterful effort against Mytischi. One can only wonder what might have been if Koshechkin had ever consented to cross the pond to come to Tampa Bay.

KHL Game Day: 10/7

Omsk 6 @ Astana 3
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 15/18, 3.00 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 6-5, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .905 sv%

Ramo improved his record to over the .500 mark despite a statistically subpar effort. It helps when former NHL superstar Jaromir Jagr scores a hat trick for you and when he assists on a goal by former Lightning player Eric Perrin too. Omsk now sits in fourth in their conference.

KHL Game Day: 10/6

Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 2 PIM

Harju was 55% on draws in 13:46 for Moscow in the battle of the Dynamos. Harju's lifelong teammate, Linus Omark, had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match and now has 4 goals and 7 points on the season.

KHL Game Day: 10/5

Ekaterinburg 2 @ Magnitogorsk 4
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

The younger Kazionov played just 9:53 in the match against a high powered Magnitogorsk club that currently sits atop its conference in the KHL standings.

Togliatti 4 @ Novgorod 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 16/16, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA. 1.00 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4, 1 SO, 2.69 GAA, .907 sv%

Koshechkin had his first shutout of the season in Togliatti's win. He posted 8 shutouts a season ago with Lada.

Kazan 2 @ Chekhov 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-0-1, -5, 8 PIM

Kazionov received 13:49 in ice time in the match.

Yaroslavl 2 @ Omsk 3
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 23/25, 2.00 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-5, 0 SO, 1.90 GAA, .911 sv%

Ramo also had 2 penalty minutes in the match.

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