European Game Results

  • 41 weeks 21 hours ago

    Lightning stop the bleeding for one night.

    CGY-1
    TB-3

    Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 31 shots for the victory. With the fragile state the team is in, he simply couldn't allow them to fall behind in this game, and he didn't. He kept everything square until the breakthrough until the Third Period.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    1:59 TB Boyle (3), (Coburn)
    6:45 CGY Bennett (4), (Backlund, Wideman)(PP)

    Third Period
    12:51 TB Stamkos (9), (Killorn, Johnson)(PP)
    18:27 TB Johnson (3), (Kucherov)

    Bishop and Ryan Callahan were the game's first and second stars.

    Three goals by the Lightning off of broken plays. I'll take it. On the NBCSN broadcast, Brian Engblom floated the idea the Lightning have hit a physical and emotional wall because of the amount of hockey they played last season on their deep Stanley Cup Final run by citing the experience of the Pittsburgh Penguins after deep runs under Dan Bylsma. That's plausible given the minimal roster turnover and the lack of energy and fight the team has shown at times. Eventually they'll work through that wall, but in the mean time they'll have to hope they can continue to manufacture wins like they did tonight. Again, at this point the question isn't if they'll be in a hole. The question is whether it will be a pot hole or a sink hole.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 41 weeks 1 day ago

    Astana 2 vs. Jokerit 0
    Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Slovakian netminder Jan Laco turned aside all 33 shots he faced to stake Astana to a 2-0 victory over Jokerit. Ex-Calgary Flame Dustin Boyd had a goal in the win.

    Kazan 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 36/38, 1.85 GAA, .947 sv%
    Season totals: 25 GP, 10-9-6, 0 SO, 2.35 GAA, .916 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin blanked both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk toppled Kazan 3-2 in the Shootout. Magnitogorsk got a goal from ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin in the win.

    St. Petersburg 5 vs. Podolsk 3
    Nikita Gusev, St. Peterburg, 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 4 GP, 3-4-7, +5, 0 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 27 GP, 10-11-21, +11, 4 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength goal and helper in SKA's 5-3 win over Podolsk. The forward played 19:20 in the match. Ex-Panthers forward Evgeny Dadonov chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

    Novgorod 5 vs. Zagbreb 2
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-3-3, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 14 PIM

    Carter Ashton had a trio of primary assists in 17:11 of ice time as Novgorod thumped Zagreb 5-2. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novgorod in the win.

  • 41 weeks 2 days ago

    Tappara 1 vs. KalPa 2
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 6 PIM

    Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:54 of ice time in KalPa's 2-1 win over Tappara. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had a goal in the match for KalPa.

  • 41 weeks 3 days ago

    Omsk 0 vs. Jokerit 1
    Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Ex-Flames netminder Henrik Karlsson turned aside all 31 shots he faced in Jokerit's 1-0 win over Omsk.

    Togliatti 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 7
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 13/14, 1.00 GAA, .929 sv%
    Season totals: 24 GP, 10-9-4, 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .912 sv%

    The Karjala break seems to have done Magnitka well, as they allowed just 14 shots on goal in a 7-1 thumping of Lada Togliatti. Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski led the way with 2 goals and 3 points in the victory.

    St. Petersburg 3 vs. Dynamo Moscow 2
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals (St. Petersburg): 3 GP, 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM
    Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 8-10-18, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had 1 goal and 1 assist in just 11:56 of ice time in SKA St. Petersburg's 3-2 win over Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a goal from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums in defeat. According to the KHL website, Gusev's contract expires on 4/30/16, after which the Lightning will be free to attempt to sign him if he does not sign an extension beforehand. In recent interviews, Gusev cited his openness to coming to North America to join his friend and former CSKA Jr. teammate Nikita Kucherov. However, big market SKA St. Petersburg will have the resources to put together a compelling financial package for Gusev to stay put if they want to retain him, so stay tuned.

    Novgorod 5 vs. Bratislava 3
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 6-1-7, +2, 12 PIM

    Carter Ashton had 1 goal and 1 assist in 17:05 of ice time as Novgorod beat Bratislava 5-3. Bratislava got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Cam Barker in defeat.

  • 41 weeks 5 days ago

    Russia 3 vs. Czech Republic 4 (SO)
    Nikita Gusev, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in Russia's 4-3 tournament concluding loss to Czech Republic. Gusev did not have an attempt in the shootout session. Ironically, Magnitogorsk forward Jan Kovar scored the winner in the Shootout for the Czechs. Kovar also had a helper in the match and is a teammate of Russia's Sergei Mozyakin and Danis Zaripov.

  • 41 weeks 6 days ago

    Russia 6 vs. Sweden 3
    Nikita Gusev, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 22/25, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%

    Nikita Gusev assisted on the opening goal of the game in Russia's 6-3 win over Sweden. Russia got a goal and an assist in the win from Magnitogorsk forward Sergei Mozyakin. Ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark had a goal and an assist in defeat for Sweden.

  • 42 weeks 1 day ago

    Finland 2 vs. Russia 1
    Nikita Gusev, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-Blackhawks pick Petri Kontiola had a Third Period PP goal that broke a 1-1 tie and lifted Finland to a 2-1 victory over Russia in their opening match of the Karjala Tournament. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had Russia's lone goal. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev lined up at 4th line left wing for Russia and Vasily Koshechkin served as the club's backup netminder.

  • 42 weeks 6 days ago

    KalPa 2 vs. JYP 1 (SO)
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, DNP
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-0-2, +2, 6 PIM

    Jonne Tammela missed his second straight game as KalPa slipped by JYP 2-1 in the Shootout. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped 26 shots in the SO win.

  • 42 weeks 6 days ago

    Jokerit 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 6 (SO)
    Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius coughed up a 5-0 lead allowing 5 goals on 31 shots and 2 of 3 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session in Jokerit's 6-5 loss to Riga. Ex-Predators pick Lauris Darzins had helpers in triplicate in Riga's successful comeback bid. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman had 1 goal and 1 assist for Jokerit before their epic collapse. Note that Lightning prospect Saku Salminen is noted on the KHL website as being removed from Jokerit's active roster. That was also the case earlier this season when the young forward was still traveling with the team, though.

  • 43 weeks 4 hours ago

    Novgorod 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
    Season totals: 23 GP, 9-9-4, 0 SO, 2.46 GAA, .911 sv%

    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 5-0-5, +1, 12 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 27 shots to even his season record with Magnitogorsk's 4-2 win over Novgorod. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin potted his 19th goal of the season for Magnitka in the win.

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