European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 12-29-16

St. Petersburg 1 vs. Yaroslavl 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev tied for the match high with 6 shots on goal in 21:18 of ice time in SKA's 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. It's just the 3rd regulation loss in 43 games this season for St. Petersburg. Lokomotiv netminder Alexei Murygin, an undrafted 30 year old, turned aside an impressive 46 shots for Yaroslavl to earn the win.

Liiga Game Day: 12-28-16

Ilves 1 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:07 of ice time in SaiPa's 2-1 win over Ilves. The rare win puts SaiPa at 14th in the 15 team league, 2 points ahead of basement dwelling Lukko on the league table.

KHL Game Day: 12-27-16

Kazan 4 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on one of two Vadim Shipachyov goals in SKA's 4-2 Shootout loss to Ak Bars Kazan. The forward played 14:30 in the match and was successful on 1 of his 2 attempts in the penalty shot session.

Liiga Game Day: 12-26-16

Pelicans 3 vs. SaiPa 2 (OT)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:06 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 OT loss to Pelicans Lahti. Journeyman Justin Hodgman had the OT winner and a pair of helpers in the win for Pelicans.

MHL Game Day: 12-25-16

Spartak Jr. 1 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 5
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 50 PIM

Oleg Sosunov is no longer listed on Loko Jr.'s roster as of this weekends two game set against Spartak Jr. Bolt Prospects will do some digging to see whether Sosunov has been demoted to MHL-B or if another transaction is in the offing.

KHL Game Day: 12-25-16

Nizhnekamsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 18-33-51, +30, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a garbage time power play goal, a game-opening power play assist, and an even strength assist sandwiched in between in SKA's 4-0 blanking of Nizhnekamsk. Gusev played 17:50 in the match and had a game high 7 shots on goal. The 3 point effort sets a new career high in points for Gusev at 51 through 38 games, which surpasses his total of 49 points in 56 games last year. He moves back to third in the KHL in scoring behind only Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk and his teammate and former NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen turned aside all 30 shots he faced for SKA for the shutout victory.

MHL Game Day: 12-24-16

Spartak Jr. 0 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 50 PIM

Ilya Konovalov posted a 21 save shutout in Loko Jr.'s 3-0 win over Spartak Jr.

KHL Game Day: 12-23-16

Togliatti 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 17-31-48, +29, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and assisted on the OT power play winner in SKA's 3-2 win over Lada Togliatti. Gusev played 15:08 in the win. Vadim Shipachyov had the OT winner for SKA to go with a pair of assists. Gusev now has 48 points in 37 games this season, which is 1 point off his career high of 49 points set in 56 games between SKA and Yugra last year.

MHL Game Day: 12-21-16

Chekhov Jr. 2 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 5
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 50 PIM

Oleg Sosunov did not dress for the second game of Loko Jr.'s set with Chekhov Jr. Loko currently sits in 6th place in the 15 team conference.

Liiga Game Day: 12-20-16

SaiPa 2 vs. HIFK 4
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-4-6, -4, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 9:33 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-2 loss to HIFK. Ex-Canadiens farmhand Brock Trotter had a goal in defeat for SaiPa.

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