European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 1-13-17

St. Petersburg 9 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-38-58, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored the 9th and final goal in a Friday 13th massacre that concluded with SKA defeating Novokuznetsk 9-1. Gusev also had a power play helper in his 16:54 of ice time. Gusev's goal was his 20th of his season, making this the third straight season the young forward has hit 20 goals in the KHL, and he's now 1 goal shy of his career high of 21 set in 2014-2015 with Khanty-Mansiysk. Gusev's linemates Evgeny Dadonov and Vadim Shipachyov were the high men for SKA with 4 points each.

Liiga Game Day: 1-11-17

SaiPa 1 vs. Jukurit 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 7:33 of ice time as SaiPa defeated Jukurit 1-0. Ex-Oilers pick Frans Tuohimaa turned aside all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.

KHL Game Day: 1-11-17

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Omsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 19-37-56, +31, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers in 15:44 of ice time as SKA defeated Avangard Omsk 5-3. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had 1 goal and 3 points for SKA in the win.

KHL Game Day: 1-9-17

CSKA 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 19-35-54, +31, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and potted the winner in the penalty shot session in SKA's 3-2 Shootout win over CSKA. He played 16:15 in the win. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov had a pair of helpers in the win.

Liiga Game Day: 1-7-16

Karpat 5 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

Saku Salminen had 5 shots on goal in 9:28 of ice time as SaiPa got smashed 5-2 by Karpat. SaiPa has fallen into a tie in points (42) with Lukko for the bottom spot on the 15 team Liiga table.

KHL Game Day: 1-7-16

Dinamo Riga 1 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 18-35-53, +31, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachyov's Second Period goal in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Dinamo Riga. Gusev played 16:00 in the match and is currently tied for 4th in the KHL in scoring, tied for 3rd in assists, and is second in plus-minus. Rangers 4th rounder Igor Shestyorkin had to make just 12 saves in the game for the victory with SKA winning on the shot board 44-13.

Liiga Game Day: 1-5-17

Sport 2 vs. SaiPa 3 (SO)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

Ex-Montreal farmhand Brock Trotter had 1 goal and 1 assist for SaiPa in their 3-2 SO win over Sport.

Liiga Game Day: 1-3-17

SaiPa 1 vs. KalPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM

Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen made 29 saves to pace KalPa to a narrow 2-1 win over SaiPa.

KHL Game Day: 1-3-17

Dinamo Minsk 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 18-34-52, +31, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:44 of ice time as SKA dropped their first back-to-back games in regulation this season, falling to Minsk 5-4. Ex-NHL'ers Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Evgeny Dadonov each had goals for SKA in the loss.

NHL Game Night: 12-31-16 Hurricanes at Lightning

Lightning get key, clinical win.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 22 shots for the win. After stealing the point against Toronto, he might be due to go on a little hot streak here.

First Period
7:35 TB Boyle (10), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)
19:50 TB Drouin (11), (Kucherov, Palat)(PP)

Second Period
13:22 TB Killorn (12), (Peca, Hedman)
15:20 CAR Aho (7), (Slavin, Teravianen)

Third Period

Jonathan Drouin, Vasilevskiy, and Nikita Kucherov were the game's three stars.

With points at a premium after lacking the gas to deal appropriately with Toronto, the Lightning made sure they took care of business against a beatable Carolina club. It may have cost them Brian Boyle as the injury bug continues his rampage unabated, but the Lightning got another key win tonight. With 2 games left to play in this 10 game segment of the season, Tampa Bay needs 2 points to clinch a successful segment with the possibility of trimming 1-2 points off their season playoff pace deficit hanging out there as a real possibility.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 9:47.

Matthew Peca had a helper, his first NHL point, and was +1 with 2 hits in 12:05. He was also 50% on 8 draws. His style of game is helping to alleviate some of the stress from the injury to Brayden Point

Yanni Gourde was scoreless in 8:12.

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