European Game Day: 2/26/11
Elitserien Regular Season
Sodertalje 1 @ MODO 2 (OT)
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
Former NHLer Ladislav Nagy had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead MODO to a thrilling 2-1 overtime win over Sodertalje. Sodertalje did pick a point for the loss. They currently sit in 11th in the Elitserien, but are just 2 points back of MODO for the final playoff spot in the league and 1 point back of Timra for 10th, which would avoid the promotion/relegation round. There are 3 games remaining in the Elitserien regular season. Sodertalje's remaining schedule consists of Brynas (7th), Timra (10th), and HV 71 (2nd). Regulation wins are worth 3 points in the Swedish league.
KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(5)Cherepovets 2 @ (4)Mytischi 1
Cherepovets Leads the Series 2-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 37/38, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-0-1, 0 SO, 1.86 GAA, .958 sv%
Forward Evgeny Ketov scored with just 50 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Cherepovets to a 2-1 win over Mytischi in Game Three of their opening round series. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Mytischi's only goal. Current Lightning overage prospect Vasily Koshechkin has been magnificent so far in this series, stopping 136 of the 142 shots he's faced in 3 games.
(7)Dynamo Riga 5 @ (2)Dynamo Moscow 1
Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 2-1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM 0 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
Martins Karsums assisted on a Tomas Surovy shorthanded goal and took minors for interference and hooking in 11:46 in Riga's 5-1 blowout win over Moscow. Ex-Predators draft pick Lauris Darzins had 1 goal and 2 assists for Riga in the victory.