European Game Day: 2-24-12
JYP 2 @ Jokerit 3 (SO)
Riku Helenius, JYP, SOL, 37/39, 1.85 GAA, .949 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 18-7-1, 6 SO, 1.57 GAA, .938 sv%
JYP and Riku Helenius fell in a shootout 3-2 to Jokerit. Ex-Sens prospect Ben Eaves scored the shootout winner for Jokerit. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin assisted on both JYP goals. JYP faces Assat on Tuesday. They currently sit in 5th on the SM-liiga table, in line for a first round playoff bye.
Astana 3 @ Cherepovets 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 32/35, 2.79 GAA, .914 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.31 GAA, .927 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to lead Cherepovets to a 4-3 win over Astana. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski scored his league leading 26th and 27th goals of the season in defeat for Barys. Cherepovets faces Chelyabinsk on Sunday.