European Game Results

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 3 @ Mora 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 17/19, 2.00 GAA, .895 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 4 GP, 2-0-1, 0 SO, 1.72 GAA, .926 sv%

    Sodertalje peppered Mora with a whopping 47 shots on goal en route to edging Mora 3-2 in their 9th game of the Kval till Elitserien. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius made 17 saves to win his second straight must-win start. Elsewhere, Vaxjo defeated Rogle 4-2 and MODO beat Orebro 4-1.

    Vaxjo had already clinched a spot in the Elitserien for next season. With their loss, Rogle will stay in the Allsvenskan. That leaves MODO and Sodertalje tied at 17 points right now with MODO holding the goal differential tiebreaker at +13 to +5. That means Friday's 10th and final round of the Kval till Elitserien will feature an all out battle for all the marbles with MODO visiting Sodertalje. A win keeps the club in the Elitserien next year. A loss means relegation to the Allsvenskan. Time to find out how clutch Riku Helenius can be. Note that in the opening match of the Kval till Elitserien, Sodertalje did defeat MODO 3-2 in a shootout with Pontus Sjogren between the pipes.

  • 3 years 3 weeks ago

    Rogle 1 @ Sodertalje 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Eliserien totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .943 sv%

    Riku Helenius just won the biggest game of the season for Sodertalje. Sitting in 3rd place behind Rogle, Helenius made 29 saves to defeat the Allsvenskan side and keep Sodertalje afloat in their race to stay in the Elitserien next season. Ryan Lasch had both goals for Sodertalje.

    However, MODO killed Mora 8-1 today, giving MODO the tiebreaker on goal differential at +10 to Sodertalje's +4. So, Vaxjo sits in first on the table at 20 points with MODO and Sodertalje trailing at 14 points a piece. Vaxjo has clinched a spot in the Elitserien next season because MODO and Sodertalje have a head-to-head game remaining. The top two teams go to Sweden's top league next season, so it looks like it's down to MODO, Sodertalje, and Rogle at 1 point back all fighting for 1 last spot. Sodertalje draws Mora and MODO in their remaining games. MODO gets Orebro and Sodertalje. Rogle has Vaxjo and Orebro left.

    And, out of nowhere, it looks like Helenius, who backstopped Sodertalje through last year's Kval till Elitserien, will be in the thick of it at the very end this year. It might be Helenius' final games under a Lightning contract as a BoltProspect, but at least he's making it interesting.

    Also, in the Elitserien playoffs, Farjestads and Skelleftea have advanced to the finals. They were the 2nd and 3rd place teams during the regular season.

  • 3 years 3 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 1 @ Orebro 4
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 2 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .800 sv%

    Sodertalje is in trouble. Orebro scored 3 unanswered 3rd period goals to defeat the Elitserien club 4-1 today in the 7th round of the Kval till Elitserien promotion/relegation tournament. With 3 games left to go, Sodertalje now sits in 3rd place, 2 points behind Allsvenskan side Rogle and 6 points behind another Allsvenskan side, Vaxjo. If the Kval till Elitserien ended today, Sodertalje would be relegated to the Allsvenskan. Complicating matters is Sodertalje's razor-thin tiebreaker lead over MODO, which is the other Elitserien club in the tournament. Sodertalje faces Rogle on Sunday in what is, essentially, a must-win for the club. A regulation loss for Sodertalje would make keeping their spot in Sweden's top league a near impossibility. It's hard to believe this is the same club that came within an eyelash of making the Elitserien playoffs just a few weeks ago.

  • 3 years 3 weeks ago

    Vaxjo 5 @ Sodertalje 1
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 4/5, 3.00 GAA, .800 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 2 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .800 sv%

    Riku Helenius spelled starter Pontus Sjogren after 40 minutes and allowed 1 goal the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 5-1 loss to Vaxjo. Ex-Lightning Traverse City camper Dustin Johner had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Vaxjo. Sodertalje remains in second in the Kval till Elitserien with 11 points, 1 point ahead of MODO and Rogle. Vaxjo now holds a 4 point edge on Sodertalje in the standings. Sodertalje plays Orebro on Wednesday, and with 4 games left to go they are in peril of relegation.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 2 @ Vaxjo 3 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, SOL, 0/0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    It's the sort of thing you don't see everyday: backup Riku Helenius spelled Pontus Sjogren in the shootout and allowed 2 of 4 shooters to convert in Sodertalje's 3-2 shootout loss to Vaxjo. Ex-Panthers draft pick Dustin Johner, who appeared for the Lightning during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament many years ago, had a pair of assists in the victory. Sodertalje forced overtime after Mathias Mansson scored with the goaltender pulled with just 56 seconds left in regulation. Vaxjo moves into the lead in the Kval till Elitserien at the halfway point of the schedule with 12 points in the standings. Sodertalje is 1 point back at 11 points and MODO is 2 points back at 10 points. MODO fell to Rogle 2-1 in a shootout today. Sodertalje will play Vaxjo again on Monday. 5 games remain in the Kval till Elitserien, and the top two teams will play in the Elitserien next season with the remaining teams going to the second tier Allsvenskan league.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    Orebro 2 @ Sodertalje 3 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Mattias Carlsson scored 1:23 into overtime to cap a 3-2 Sodertalje comeback victory over Allsvenskan club Orebro. Elsewhere, MODO defeated Vaxjo 1-0 in overtime, allowing Sodertalje to move into first place in the Kval till Elitserien by virtue of the goal differential tiebreak. Sodertalje and Vaxjo have 10 points in the standings while MODO sits at 9. Sodertalje draws Vaxjo on Friday.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 6 @ Rogle 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-Kings prospect Yanick Lehoux had 1 goal and 1 assist in Sodertalje's 6-2 spanking of Rogle in their 3rd game of the Kvall til Elitserien. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius has yet to appear in the promotion/relegation round, which is quickly shaping up to be a race of 3 teams vying for 2 spots in Sweden's top league next season. Vaxjo currently sits in 1st on the table 1 point up on Sodertalje and 2 points up on MODO. MODO and Vaxjo will play in the next round of matches, so Sodertalje should be able to make some headway on one of the clubs if they can defeat 5th place Orebro.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    Kval till Elitserien
    Mora 1 @ Sodertalje 6
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Sodertalje to a 6-1 blunt force pounding of Mora in their second game of the Kval till Elitserien. Sodertalje now sits in 2nd on the Kval till Elitserien table, 1 point back of Allsvenskan team Vaxjo and 1 point ahead of fellow Elitserien team MODO. 8 games remain in the promotion/relegation season.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Kazan 0 @ (3)Ufa 1
    Ufa Wins the Series 4-1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Happy trails to defending Gagarin Cup champions Ak Bars Kazan. Ex-Kings goalie Erik Ersberg made 27 saves for a 1-0, Game Five shutout win for Ufa to seal the series win. Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov had Ufa's only goal. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:36 in the match.

    That brings to a conclusion the Lightning prospect season in Russia. Yaroslavl and Ufa have already clinched spots in their respective conferences, while St. Petersburg has a 3-2 series lead over Mytischi and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo's Omsk club holds a 3-2 series lead over Magnitogorsk.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (1)Yaroslavl 5 @ (7)Dynamo Riga 4 (OT)
    Yaroslavl Wins the Series 4-1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 8 PIM

    Alexander Kalyanin scored 5:09 into overtime to life Lokomotiv to a 5-4 victory and eliminate Riga in Game Five of their semifinal series. Ex-NHLer Pavol Demitra had a goal in the match for Yaroslavl. Martins Karsums was scoreless in 17:30 of ice time.

    With Karsums' club season over, he'll await a spot on Latvia's World Championships team.

  • 3 years 6 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (3)Ufa 2 @ (2)Kazan 1 (OT)
    Ufa Leads the Series 3-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Things look bleak for defending champion Kazan. Former NHLer Oleg Saprykin scored 3:28 into overtime to lead Ufa to a 2-1 overtime Game Three victory over Kazan and a 3-0 series lead. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov added an assist in the match for Ufa. Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:37 in the game for Ak Bars.

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