European Game Results

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    Russia 2 @ Team OHL 1

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevskiy, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 1-1-0, 3.50 GAA, 58/65 (.892 SV%)

    D Slater Koekkoek, OHL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding)
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Playing their third game in four nights and with much of the same roster from last night's 5-2 loss in Val d'Or to the QMJHL squad, Russia found a way to dig deep late in the game and pull off a gritty comeback win, its first ever win over the OHL in 19 total series matches, by scoring two goals in 24 seconds with under ten minutes remaining Thursday night in Guelph.

    With Andrei Vasilevskiy in need of rest after starting the first two games, it was Igor Ustinskiy who got the start and, with a team that looked on the ropes though much of the first two periods of play, earned some honors by stopping all but one of the 24 shots he faced. Boston's Malcolm Subban, selected in the first round of the 2012 draft just like Vasilevskiy, started in net for the OHL but was pulled in favor of Jordan Binnington (Blues) after seeing little action--just seven shots--in what amounted to a little more than the first half of the game. It was Binnington who allowed the late back-to-back goals to Anton Shenfeld and Blackhawks 2011 4th rounder Maxim Shulanov for Russia.

    With Sergeev scratched, that left Nesterov and Koekkoek as the only Lightning prospects in action in tonight's game. Nesterov was on the ice helping man the power play for Russia when Tyler Graovac scored Canada's lone goal of the game short-handed, but was steady on the Russian back end and seemed right at home in a game that was characterized by its physicality and board play. Koekkoek flashed his two-way ability on multiple occasions tonight, even joining the rush and, during prolonged stretches of offensive zone time, driving the net or pinching deep. However, he was also on the ice, as was his defensive partner Ryan Murphy (Hurricanes), for both Russian goals at the tail end of the game which left the OHL team and the roughly 5,000-strong home crowd stunned.

    Koekkoek was caught out out of position when Shenfeld pulled a subtle outside-in deke to move in between the two Canadian defenders and snapped a shot untouched from the mid-slot that sped past Binnington's right blocker shoulder and tucked in under or off the crossbar. On the second Russian goal, Shalunov sped away from Murphy just outside the Russian blueline to create a 2-on-1 that Koekkoek defended properly by taking away the pass and giving his goaltender an opportunity to make the save. Binnington didn't, letting Shalunov's ice-level wrister beat him five-hole as he dropped into the butterfly.

    The series will continue when both teams meet again in Sarnia on Monday night.

    Box Score | Highlights

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    Russia 2 @ Team QMJHL 5

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevskiy, RUS: L, 27/32 (.844 SV%)
    Series totals: 1-1-0, 3.50 GAA, 58/65 (.892 SV%)

    C Cedric Paquette, QMJHL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding the stick)
    Series totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Cedric Paquette and Team QMJHL got the better of fellow Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov, Artem Sergeev, and Andrei Vasilevskiy and the rest of Team Russia Wednesday night in Val d'Or, with Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau (2 G, 1 A) and two 2013 draft-eligible forwards, the highly-touted Nathan MacKinnon (1 G, 3 A) and Jonathan Drouin (1 G, 3 A) leading the way for the Q.

    Vasilevskiy's numbers for the evening look ugly and he may not have been at his absolute best, but the young Russian netminder's performance was better than his numbers might otherwise suggest. On the balance, the Russian skaters played effectively in spurts but were also on their heels, losing battles along the boards and races to the puck, periodically.

    Nesterov, who was reliable and versatile as he always seems to be for a good chunk of his ice time, probably wishes he could have some shifts back in the second during which he alternately was muscled off the puck, had his pocket picked and late getting to a loose puck in the neutral zone, his hesitation resulting in the puck getting chipped past him to set up the 2-on-0 break that ended with Huberdeau scoring Canada's second goal by quickly firing a cross-crease dish from MacKinnon past Vasilevskiy's outstretched right pad and skate.

    Sergeev and Paquette quietly logged their minutes, though Paquette, who wasn't expected to play in this game, took an early penalty that gave Russia, which failed to score on the six opportunities it had, its first power play of the game.

    Box Score | Highlights

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    Czech Republic 3 vs. Sweden 1
    Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Victor Hedman took minors for roughing and holding the stick in Sweden's 3-1 loss to Czech Republic. NHLers Jiri Tlusty and Tomas Plekanec each chipped in goals for Czech Republic in the win. Sweden plays Russia on Friday.

    Elsewhere, the elder Kazionov brother, Dmitri, was scoreless in Russia 2-1 shootout loss to Finland. Sweden faces Russia on Friday.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    Russia 6 @ Team QMJHL 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: W, 31/33 (.940 SV%), Player of the Game
    Series totals: 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, 31/33 (.940 SV%)

    C Cedric Paquette, QMJHL: 0-0-0, E
    Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Andrei Vasilevski put on a show Monday night in Blainville-Boisbriand, stopping 31 shots to lead Russia to a win in the opening game of the 2012 Canada-Russia Subway Super Series. The Q has now lost five straight games to the Russians. Vasilevski, who was wearing a Lightning mask, was named Player of the Game for Russia. He made routine saves, difficult saves, and spectacular saves. The save of the game was Vasilevski doing the splits to stop a QMJHL shot from his left. He was beaten on the power play on a shot that went top corner, then late in the game Jean-Sebastien Dea lost control of the puck on a partial breakaway and the disc snuck through Vasilevski's legs. Vasilevski was playing the deke.

    Defenseman Nikita Nesterov played a significant amount of minutes for Russia and was out in all situations, including quarterbacking the power play and playing on a 5-on-3 penalty kill. He made good decisions and was praised for his "relentlessness." Lightning coach Guy Boucher will be happy about the "relentless" tag as it is one of his buzzwords.

    Cedric Paquette didn't see a lot of ice time on his home rink, but he was perhaps the most physical QMJHL player, landing at least two big hits. One led to a scoring chance on Vasilevski, but the big Russian shut the door. Paquette will not play in Wednesday's Game 2. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev is expected to suit up for Russia in Game 2, however.

    Box Score | Highlights

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    VHL (Russia 2)
    Tver 2 vs. Ryazan 3
    Nikita Gusev, Tver, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:59 of ice time as Tver squandered a Third Period lead to fall 3-2 to Ryazan. Tver plays Saratov next on Friday.

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    2nd Bundesliga (Germany)
    Ravensburg 2 @ Landshut 5

    Adam Hall, Ravensburg, Did not play
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-4, E, 29 PIM

    The Towerstars had an opportunity to gain some ground in the standings in their last match before the November break but came up short Sunday against the Cannibals. Adam Hall was still out after receiving a match penalty for head-butting in last Wednesday's 3-0 loss to SERC. Ravensburg (6-2-1-5, 23 PTS) will resume their road trip against league bottom-feeder SC Riessersee (3-0-1-9, 24 PTS) on the 13th.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    HockeyAllsvenskan (Sweden)
    Vasteras 6 vs. Oskarshamn 2

    Brendan Mikkelson, Vasteras, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Calgary's Mikael Backlund (2 G, 2 A) and St. Louis' Patrik Berglund (1 G, 3 A) helped Vasteras cruise to victory on Sunday and, for Backlund, that made five straight games with two-plus points. While Vasteras ran into some minor penalty troubles, it was perfect on the PK, dominated in the face-off circles and roughed up Oskarshamn's Linus Fernstrom (26 S / 32 SA, .813 SV%) en route to victory. It was 5-0 in the third period before Oskarshamn was finally able to beat Lars Johansson, who was fresh after posting a shutout on Thursday, and get on the board. Johansson finished the game with 28 stops. This was Mikkelson's second game with his new club. Up next for Vasteras (12-1-6, 38 PTS) is the November break before facing Djurgarden (7-5-7, 27 PTS) on the road on the 12th.

    Offical Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Praha 1 vs. Bratislava 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 32/33, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%
    Season totals: 20 GP, 11-7-2, 2 SO, 2.35 GAA, .923 sv%

    In the battle between the lone Czech and Slovak based KHL teams, the Slovakians came out on top with Slovan defeating Lev 2-1. Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus (pictured) turned away 32 shots for the win. NHLer Jakub Voracek scored Praha's only goal. The match is Bratislava's last before the Karjala break.

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    SM-Liiga (Finland)
    Ilves 4 vs. Blues 3

    Anders Lindback, Ilves, W, 3.00 GAA, 16/19 (.842 SV%)
    Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 4.22 GAA, 86/99 (.867 SV%)

    After being roughed up by SaiPa on Thursday night, Tampere rallied from a goal down in the third period to edge past Espoo Saturday for Anders Lindback's first win with his new club. Ilves enjoyed nearly twice as many shots as the Blues in the game and Lindback was sparely tested until the third period when the Blues hit double-digits in shots. Michael Keranen led the way for Tampere with an early goal and an assist (along with Mikael Kuronen) on Matias Chord's game-winner with roughly ten minutes left in regulation. Ilves heads into the November break with a league-worst 19 total points and does not play again until the Tuesday after next (the 13th) when they will face a formidable Oulu Karpat squad that is currently in third-place with 37 points but only a single point out of first.

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 0 vs. Frolunda 4

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 7-3-10, E, 29 PIM

    Locked-out Chicago Blackhawk Victor Stalberg (2 G, 1 A, 4 SOG) and former Dallas Star and Detroit Red Wing Fabian Brunnstrom (1 G, 1 A, 4 SOG) led Frolunda to a decisive victory over Toronto's Cody Franson and Brynas. Brynas only trailed by a goal through the first thirty minutes of action before Frolunda put the game out of reach by scoring twice a few minutes apart in the second and using the momentum to largely dictate play through the remainder of regulation time. Johan Harju had a game-high five shots on goal and won the only face-off he took but otherwise didn't hit the stat sheet while former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who stopped 29 of the 33 shots he faced, took the loss. Brynas (8-6-3-3, 33 PTS) next faces Linkoping (11-8-0-1, 34 PTS), which has won the the last five games it has played at home against Brynas, on Tuesday.

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

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