European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 1-8-16

Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 7
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 34/37, 3.01 GAA, .919 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-13-7, 2 SO, 2.23 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-QMJHLer Tomas Filippi had a pair of goals for Magnitogorsk in their 7-3 win over Novokuznetsk. You've got to score touchdowns when you get in the red zone. Magnoitogorsk is currently second in the KHL Eastern Conference by virtue of their division lead.

Novgorod 5 vs. Sochi 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 53 PIM

Carter Ashton had an even strength goal and assist in Novgorod's 5-1 win over HC Sochi. He also took a minor for tripping in 16:02 of ice time. Sochi forwards Denis and Dmitri Kazionov, both ex-Lightning picks, were scoreless in the match for HC Sochi. Novogorod currently sits in 4th on the KHL Western Conference table.

CSKA 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 21 GP, 9-13-22, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 16-20-36, +9, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a First Period power play goal to put St. Petersburg up 2-0, but CSKA scored 4 unanswered goals to win the match 4-2. Gusev also had a team high 4 shots on goal. CSKA's goal scorers included ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov. St. Petersburg slipped to 6th in the KHL Western Conference.

Liiga Game Day: 1-5-16

KalPa 3 vs. TPS 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-5-9, +8, 14 PIM

The full box score was delayed on the Liiga website by a couple of days, but it was worth the wait. Jonne Tammela had assists in triplicate in KalPa's 3-1 win over TPS.

KHL Game Day: 1-6-16

Vladivostok 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 17-13-7, 2 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%

Veteran KHLer Konstantin Makarov scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to lift Vladivostok to a 2-0 win over Magnitogorsk. Vladivostok goaltender Igor Bobkov, an ex-Ducks pick, stopped 22 shots for the shutout.

Podolsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 20 GP, 8-13-21, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-20-35, +11, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachykov's Third Period game winning goal in SKA's 4-2 win over Podolsk. He played 18:24 in the match and tied Shipachykov with a team-high 6 shots in the game. Through 43 games, Gusev has 35 points which is just 2 off his point total in 55 games last season. He is also 6 goals shy of his totals from last year, though. Ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov also had 1 goal and 1 assist for SKA in the victory.

Novgorod 3 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novogorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:16 in Novgorod's 3-2 SO win over Ak Bars Kazan. All three shooters in the penalty shot session tallied for Novgorod, including former NHLer's Alexander Frolov and Nikolai Zherdev. Zherdev also had 1 goal and 1 assist in regulation play.

KHL Game Day: 1-4-16

Khabarovsk 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 33/33, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 17-12-7, 2 SO, 2.22 GAA, .921 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his second shutout of the season to help Magnitogorsk edge Amur Khabarovsk 1-0. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin assisted on the lone goal of the contest.

Dynamo Moscow 5 vs. St. Petersburg 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 19 GP, 8-12-20, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 15-19-34, +9, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:39 of ice time as SKA St. Petersburg got thumped by Dynamo Moscow 5-1. Dynamo got a pair of goals from Calgary native Mat Robinson in the victory.

Novgorod 4 vs. Togliatti 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton had an even strength goal and power play helper for Novgorod in support of their 4-0 shutout win over Lada Togliatti. Ashton played 17:52 in the match. Ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov also had a goal for Novgorod.

Liiga Game Day: 1-3-16

Pelicans 1 vs. KalPa 4
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 4-2-6, +5, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 16:12 of ice time in KalPa's 4-1 thumping of Pelicans Lahti. Tammela, who has been receiving more ice time lately, is up to an average 14:21 of ice time for the season. Undrafted 21 year old Joni Nikko led the way with a pair of goals for KalPa.

U20 WJC Game Day: 12-31-15

Group A
Canada 2 vs. Sweden 5
Mitchell Stephens, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM

Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM

Mitchell Stephens' rebound goals was one of the few highlights in Canada's 5-2 loss to Sweden. Stephens also took a matching roughing minor in the contest. Kings first rounder Adrian Kempe was one of 4 Swedish players with 2 point games, chipping in 1 goal and 1 assist.

Group B
Finland 5 vs. Czech Republic 4
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

Dominik Masin assisted on a key goal late in the Second Period that, at the time, was the equalizer in Czech Republic's eventual 5-4 loss to Finland. Finland scored a pair of power play goals off the sticks of 17 year olds Jesse Puljujarvi of Karpat and Patrik Laine of Tappara to pull out the win.

The day's matches closed out the round-robin portion of the tournament, setting the stage for the medal round. In the Quarterfinals, Canada will face homestanding Finland while the Czech Republic draws Team USA. Both contests are slated for Saturday.

Liiga Game Day: 12-29-15

KalPa 2 vs. JYP 3 (SO)
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in a hefty 20:21 of ice time in KalPa's 3-2 SO loss to JYP. KalPa forced OT with a late goal by undrafted 21 year old forward Joni Nikko with less than a minute in regulation. KalPa slips to 7th on the SM-liiga team, 1 point out of a first round bye.

KHL Game Day: 12-28-15

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 16-12-7, 1 SO, 2.28 GAA, .918 sv%

Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Magnitka to a 2-1 win over Dynamo Moscow.

Dinamo Riga 1 vs. Novgorod 4
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 9-7-16, +1, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton took a minor for tripping in 19:48 of ice time as Novgorod crushed Riga 4-1. Novgorod got a goal from ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov.

Liiga Game Day: 12-26-15

KalPa 4 vs. HPK 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-1-2, +3, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 14 PIM

The Cobra strikes! After a somewhat surprising cut from Finland's U20 WJC roster, Jonne Tammela responded with 1 goal and 1 assist in 15:04 of ice time as KalPa smoked HPK 4-1. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori scored the lone goal in defeat for HPK.

KHL Game Day: 12-26-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 15-12-7, 1 SO, 2.32 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 20 shots he faced for his first SO of the season as Magnitogorsk clubbed Spartak 4-0. Recent signee Alexander Semin chipped in a goal in the victory.

Ufa 2 vs. St. Petersburg 1 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 18 GP, 8-12-20, +4, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 15-19-34, +10, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a minor for holding in 18:50 of ice time in SKA's frustrating 2-1 OT loss to Ufa. Ufa's OT winner was scored by ex-NHLer Enver Lisin. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on St. Petersburg's lone goal.

Bratislava 3 vs. Novgorod 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 9-7-16, +2, 49 PIM

Carter Ashton came up dry in 18:02 of ice time as Slovan Bratislava blanked Novgorod 3-0. Ex-AHL journeyman Barry Brust stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout while ex-NHLer Cam Barker chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist.

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