European Game Results

  • 1 year 19 weeks ago

    Quarterfinal Round:

    Russia 3 vs. USA 8
    Ben Bishop, USA, DNP
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.83 GAA, .876 sv%

    Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM

    Nate Thompson, USA, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 8 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.04 GAA, .895 sv%

    USA recovered from their 4-1 loss in the final game of the round robin by clubbing Russia 8-3 in the Quarterfinals. Colorado's Paul Stastny had 2 goals and 2 assists to help Team USA en route to the snowman. Nashville's Craig Smith also chipped in 5 helpers. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had a goal in defeat for the Russians, but also posted an ugly -4 rating. Vasily Koshechkin did not suit up in the match for the Russians. Ben Bishop sat backup to young John Gibson for Team USA.

    Finland 4 vs. Slovakia 3
    Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .875 sv%

    Tournament star Petri Kontiola had 2 goals and 3 points as Finland squeaked by Slovakia 4-3 to advance to the tournament Semifinals. Ex-NHLer Branislav Mezei had 3 assists in defeat for the Slovakians. Jaroslav Janus did not suit up in the match.

    Canada 2 vs. Sweden 3 (SO)
    Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Tournament totals: 8 GP, 7-5-12, +6, 6 PIM

    Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth recorded 39 saves to lead Sweden to a 3-2 shootout win over Team Canada. Steven Stamkos scored the opening goal of the match on the power play for Canada, but did not take an attempt in the shootout session. Ex-Lightning netminder Mike Smith made 30 saves in defeat.

    The tournament is now over for the Russians, Slovakians, and Canadians. Team USA advances to face Switzerland on Saturday in one Semifinal match while co-host nations Sweden and Finland will square off in a rivalry match in the other Semifinal tilt.

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago

    France 2 vs. Slovakia 6
    Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 0 SO, 1.000 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Rastislav Stana in Slovakia's 6-2 win over France. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had a goal in the match for the Slovaks. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen is also on Slovakia's roster and was scoreless in the match.

  • 1 year 23 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals
    Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3 (OT)
    Dynamo Moscow Wins the Series 4-2
    Dynamo Moscow Wins the Gagarin Cup
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 19 GP, 0-4-4, -3, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Alexei Tsvetkov scored 5:57 into Overtime to lift Dynamo Moscow to a 3-2 Gagarin Cup clinching victory in Game Six of their series with Traktor Chelyabinsk. Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 18:26 of ice time on the blueline for Traktor. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil had a helper in the victory for Dynamo. Potential top-10 pick and Chelyabinsk forward Valery Nichushkin will now join Russia's U18 World Junior Championships team. The game marks the end of the European prospect season for Bolt Prospects.

  • 1 year 23 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals:
    Dynamo Moscow 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 4
    Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 3-2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 18 GP, 0-4-4, -3, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn's goal with 4:58 left in regulation lifted Traktor Chelyabinsk to a 4-3, Game Five win over Dynamo Moscow. The series is extended to Game Six. Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov again showed his flexibility by playing some forward. He played 11:21 in the match, going 17% on 7 draws and assisting on a First Period, even strength goal. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil continued his strong Finals by posting 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Dynamo. Despite previous indications he might leave Traktor to join Team Russia for the upcoming U18 World Junior Championships, potential top-10 pick Valery Nichushkin did suit up and was scoreless in 16:45 in the game. Game Six is Wednesday.

  • 1 year 24 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals
    Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1
    Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 3-1
    Nikia Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil assisted on the game's only goal in Dynamo Moscow's 1-0, Game Four win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. Nikita Nesterov played 6:27 in the match for Traktor, which now rests on the edge of elimination. Game Five is Monday.

  • 1 year 24 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals
    Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1
    Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 16 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Deron Quint had 1 goal and 1 assist and potential top-10 pick Valery Nichushkin had a helper as Chelyabinsk won Game Three 3-1 over Dynamo Moscow. Nikita Nesterov played 10:07 in the match. Nichushkin has 6-3-9 in 22 playoff games thus far. Game Four is Friday as Traktor attempts to equalize the series.

  • 1 year 24 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals
    Dynamo Moscow 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 2
    Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 2-0
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 15 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Dynamo Moscow potted 2 Third Period goals to overcome a 2-1 deficit to defeat Traktor Chelyabinsk in Game Two of their Gagarin Cup Finals series 3-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil had a goal in the match for Dynamo. Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov again switched positions to play a little forward in the match, going 67% on draws in 12:02 of ice time. Unfortunately, Nesterov was on the ice for Dynamo's game winning goal, which put Traktor in a tough 2-0 series hole. Coincidentally, seeing time on the ice on that goal was potential Lightning draft target Valery Nichushkin, who is Nesterov's teammate. Game Three is Thursday.

  • 1 year 25 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Gagarin Cup Finals
    Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
    Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was on the ice for Sergei Soin's game winning goal in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 Game One loss to Dynamo Moscow in the opener of the Gagarin Cup Finals. The defenseman played 14:26 in the match. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal of the contest for Traktor. Game Two is Monday.

  • 1 year 25 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (1)Kazan 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 2
    Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Andrei Kostitsyn's goal with just 29 seconds left in regulation advanced Chelyabinsk to the Gagarin Cup Finals by virtue of their 2-1, Game Seven win over Kazan. Kostitsyn also had a helper in the match. The club completed a comeback from a 3-1 hole in the series against the top seed in the conference. Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov played a sparing 4:08 in the match for Traktor.

    Game One of the Gagarin Cup Finals is set for Sunday between Chelyabinsk and Western Conference Champions Dynamo Moscow.

  • 1 year 25 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (1)Kazan 2
    Series Tied at 3-3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 6 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis scored his 8th goal of the playoffs to lead Traktor Chelyabinsk to a 3-2 Game Six win over Kazan. That sets the stage for a Game Sever, winner-take-all matchup for the right to advance to the Gagarin Cup Finals. Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov played 9:20 in the match for Traktor. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov also had a helper for Traktor. Game Seven is Thursday.

    The winner will face Western Conference Champion Dynamo Moscow, who advanced to the Finals by virtue of a 5-1 Game Six win over SKA St. Petersburg. In the match, former Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil recorded a hat trick for Dynamo.

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