European Game Results

  • 3 years 12 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.

  • 3 years 13 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (1)Kazan 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 2 (OT)
    Kazan Leads the Series 3-2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 0-3-3, E, 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

    Potential top-10 pick Valery Nichushkin assisted on Petri Kontiola's goal late in Overtime to lift Chelyabinsk to a 2-1 Game Five victory over Kazan. Traktor staves off elimination for the time being. Nikita Nesterov played 14:39 in the match. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis continued his strong series by scoring Traktor's other goal.

  • 3 years 13 weeks ago

    Following Ufa's elimination from the KHL playoffs, goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy was returned to Ufa Jr. to appear for the team's junior club in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against Omsk Jr.

    The series began on Monday, 3-25-13, with Ufa Jr. dropping a 2-1 decision in a shootout. Vasilevskiy stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced in regulation and overtime but was beaten by both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss.

    Game Two was Tuesday, 3-26-13, and saw Omsk Jr. smoke Ufa Jr. 5-2. Vasilevskiy stopped just 22 of 27 shots in the loss.

    Game Three was today, 3-29-13, and unfortunately saw Ufa Jr. eliminated by virtue of a 3-1 Omsk Jr. victory. Vasilevskiy stopped 24 of 27 in the series clinching loss.

    Vasilevskiy finished the MHL playoffs with a 0-2-1 mark, 0 shutouts, a 2.85 GAA, and a .897 save percentage. All speculation now turns to the possibility of the talented first rounder signing a contract with the Lightning and possibly beginning his North American pro career next season with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

  • 3 years 13 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (3)Chelyabinsk 5 vs. (1)Kazan 6 (OT)
    Kazan Leads the Series 3-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, E, 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 Alexei Morozov had a pair of goals for Kazan in their Game Four overtime victory over Traktor Chelyabinsk to stake his club to a commanding 3-1 series lead. Traktor defenseman Nikita Nesterov was again pressed into duty as a forward, going 27% on 11 draws in 14:29 of ice time. He also managed a primary assist on the game opening goal by potential top-10 pick Valery Nichushkin. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a valiant 2 goal effort in defeat for Traktor, as well. Game Five is Sunday.

    In the West, Dynamo Moscow currently holds a 3-1 series lead over top seed SKA St. Petersburg.

  • 3 years 13 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (3)Chelyabinsk 1 vs. (1)Kazan 0 (OT)
    Kazan Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 0-2-2, E, 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 actually got quite a bit of time as a center, going 5/15 on draws in 16:22 of ice time, in Chelyabinsk's thrilling 1-0 Double Overtime Game Three win over Kazan. Netminder Michael Garnett stopped all 39 shots he faced for the shutout. Game Four is Thursday.

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (1)Kazan 3 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 1
    Kazan Leads the Series 2-0
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, E, 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

    Kazan got helpers from ex-NHLers Alexei Morozov and Niko Kapanen in Kazan's 3-1 Game Two victory over Traktor Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had Traktor's only goal in the match. Game Three is Wednesday.

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference Finals
    (1)Kazan 2 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 1 (OT)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, E, 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 Alexei Morozov had a pair of assists, including on the game winning goal 4:16 into Overtime as Kazan defeated Chelyabinsk 2-1 in Game One of their KHL Eastern Conference Finals series. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Traktor's lone goal. Kazan outshot Chelyabinsk 47-24 in the match. Game Two is Sunday.

    Meanwhile, in the Western Conference, Dynamo Moscow has jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their series against St. Petersburg.

    In the Nadezhda Cup, Khabarovsk's Nikita Gusev finished with 1 goal and 5 points in 12 games to go with a -2 rating and 6 penalty minutes. The Nadezhda Cup is played between teams that fail to make the KHL postseason.

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference
    (1)Kazan 4 vs. (5)Ufa 3
    Kazan Wins the Series 4-3
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
    Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
    Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev had a goal as Kazan squeaked by Ufa in a 4-3 Game Seven triumph to advance to the KHL Eastern Conference Finals. Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel had a goal in defeat for Ufa. Lightning prospect netminder Andrey Vasilevskiy did not play in the playoffs, and speculation will now turn toward his potential signing with the club. His junior club remains alive in the MHL playoffs, so it is possible he re-joins his former team.

    Kazan advances to play Chelyabinsk and the last Lightning prospect survivor in the KHL playoffs, Nikita Nesterov. Game One is slated for Saturday. SKA St. Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow are facing off in the Western Finals.

  • 3 years 14 weeks ago

    Elitserien Playoffs (Sweden)
    Quarterfinals
    Brynas 0 @ Skelleftea 4
    Skelleftea wins the series 4-0

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 18-10-28, -9, 16 PIM

    Brynas entered game four of the best-of-seven series with their season on life-support, needing a win to stay alive, but crumbled after Skelleftea struck on the power play approaching the midpoint of the middle frame and wound up shutout and swept in front of the home crowd. Just as had been the case in the three previous matches, Brynas had difficulty solving Skelleftea's goaltending, even despite seeing more balance in the frequency of opportunities. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who made every start for Brynas, stopped 29 of 32 Skelleftea attempts on net. Like his club, Johan Harju, who was his team's leading goal-scorer and among the team leaders in total production in the regular season, finished his postseason in extremely disappointing fashion having gone pointless in the series.

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  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia):

    Eastern Conference
    (5)Ufa 4 vs. (1)Kazan 3 (OT)
    Series Tied 3-3
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
    Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
    Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Brent Sopel scored 15:50 into the Second Overtime to deliver Ufa a 4-3 Game Six victory over top seeded Kazan. There will be a Game Seven. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov contributed 1 goal and 1 assist in the winning effort for Ufa. Game Seven is Wednesday.

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