European Leagues

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-13-16

Liiga First Round
(9)Pelicans 4 vs. (8)KalPa 1
Series Tied 1-1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:05 of ice time as KalPa got crushed 4-1 in Game Two of their First Round series with Pelicans. 33 year old veteran defenseman Juha Leimu led the way for Pelicans with a pair of goals. The series-deciding Game Three match is scheduled for Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-13-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(7)Novgorod 3 vs. (1)CSKA 5
CSKA Leads the Series 3-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 36 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Carter Ashton got tossed for fighting ex-Lightning prospect defenseman Artem Sergeev in 16:23 of ice time in Novgorod's 5-3 Game Four loss to top seed CSKA. Sergeev also had a helper in the match. Ex-Canadiens pick Sergei Kostitsyn had a pair of goals in defeat for Novgorod, which now faces elimination in Game Five.

(6)St. Petersburg 4 vs. (5)Dynamo Moscow 0
Series Tied 2-2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-4-4, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a quartet of helpers, three of which came on the power play, in SKA's 4-0 Game Four blanking of Dynamo Moscow. He played 16:08 in the win. 29 year old veteran Vadim Shipachev had a hat trick plus an assist in the win for SKA, and ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout.

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-12-16

Liiga First Round
(8)KalPa 3 vs. (9)Pelicans 2 (OT)
KalPa Leads the Series 1-0
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela had a minor for high sticking in 8:31 of ice time in KalPa's 3-2 Game One win over Pelicans. 32 year old winger Sebastian Lauritzen scored the OT winner for KalPa to stake them to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three, opening play-in round. KalPa is fighting for the right to advance to the Second Round to face one of the top six seeds from the Liiga table, which earned a bye into the Second Round.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-12-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(3)Novosibirsk 1 vs. (2)Magnitogorsk 5
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 2 SO, 1.08 GAA, .960 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 3 points for Magnitka in their 5-1 thumping of Novosibirsk. Czech national Jan Kovar led all scorers with 2 goals and 2 assists.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-11-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)Novgorod 1 vs. (7)CSKA 3
CSKA Leads the Series 2-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 18:01 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 Game Three loss to top seeded CSKA. Ex-Ottawa farmhand Stephane Da Costa had a goal in the win for CSKA.

(5)St. Petersburg 0 vs. (6)Dynamo Moscow 4
Dynamo Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 3-4-7, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev was blanked in 19:05 of ice time in SKA's 4-0 Game Three loss to Dynamo Moscow. Gusev did lead SKA in shots on goal with 6. 35 year old veteran netminder Alexander Yeryomenko stopped all 34 shots he faced for the shutout.

Liiga Game Day: 3-10-16

KalPa 3 vs. Lukko 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela made the most of KalPa's regular season finale, posting 1 goal and 1 assist in 12:44 in their 3-2 win over Lukko. KalPa finishes the campaign in 8th place on the 15 team Liiga table.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-10-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 3
Series Tied 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 16/19, 4.73 GAA, .842 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 2 SO, 1.11 GAA, .960 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted late in the Second Period in Magnitogorsk's 3-1 Game Two loss to Novosibirsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had a pair of helpers for Novosibirsk to help key the win.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-9-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)CSKA 5 vs. (7)Novgorod 1
Series Tied 1-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

CSKA got 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Crunch forward Geoff Platt as they spanked Novgorod 5-1 to knot their second round playoff series at 1-1. Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:04 in the match.

(5)Dynamo Moscow 4 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Series Tied 1-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and a power play helper in 23:40 of ice time in SKA's 4-3 OT Game Two loss to Dynamo Moscow.

Liiga Game Day: 3-8-16

Tappara 0 vs. KalPa 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 33 shots he faced to blank Tappara 1-0. Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 15:28 in the match.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-8-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semfinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 30/31, 1.00 GAA, .968 sv%
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 2 SO, 0.34 GAA, .988 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-19-5, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin allowed a goal for the first time in these KHL playoffs, but stopped the other 30 shots he faced in Magnitka's 3-1 Game One win over Novosibirsk. Ex-NHL'er Alexander Semin had 2 goals, while fellow ex-NHL'er Wojtek Wolski assisted on both goals in the win. Ex-Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had Novosibirsk's lone goal in defeat.

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