European Game Day: 10-8-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
JYP 2 @ Karpat 1
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 15/16, 1.00 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 2.56 GAA, .896 sv%

Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper as JYP eked out a 2-1 win over Karpat. JYP faces Espoo on Tuesday.

MHL (Russia):
(From Yesterday, 10-7-11)
CSKA Jr. 4 @ Spartak Moscow Jr. 3
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 9 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

In a not so surprising move, CSKA demoted Nikita Kucherov (pictured) to the MHL on Friday. Kucherov had a late goal with less than 4 minutes left to tie up the game and assisted on Nikita Gusev's game winner a little over 2 minutes later to lift CSKA Jr's to the 4-3 win over Spartak Jr. This is Kucherov's second stint in the MHL this season. He appeared for the junior club on September 20th, notching 2 goals and 4 points in a 6-5 loss to KHK MVD's junior side. It remains to be seen whether this demotion will last longer for Kucherov. CSKA's junior team plays Mytischi Jr. next on Monday.

Yaroslavl Jr. 2 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 3 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-4-8, +11, 10 PIM

In a game that also was played yesterday, defenseman Nikita Nesterov was held scoreless in Chelabinsk Jr.'s 3-2 shootout win over Loko Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. gets Novgorod Jr. on Sunday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 2 @ MODO 1
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 2 PIM

Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 2-1 win over MODO. Lulea plays Skelleftea on Thursday.