European Game Results

  • 2 years 47 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ Chelyabinsk 4
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 5 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 22/25, 3.10 GAA, .880 sv%
    Season totals: 19 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Give it another month, and Nikita Nesterov might lead the whole league in +/-. The young blueliner was +3 with a minor for interference in Chelyabinsk's 4-1 smackdown of Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. The blueliner's +9 KHL mark is quickly catching up to his solid +12 mark so far this year in junior play in the MHL. Cherepovets draws Dynamo Minsk on Sunday. Chelyabinsk gets Ekaterinburg on Tuesday.

    Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA in their 3-2 shootout loss to Novgorod. However, his junior linemate Nikita Gusev was called up for the game. No word yet on a potential injury/illness.

  • 2 years 47 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    KalPa 2 @ JYP 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 12 GP, 7-5-0, 5 SO, 1.42 GAA, .937

    Maybe I'm old fashioned, but if you had a goaltender who has had a shutout in 42% of his starts through 12 starts, wouldn't you put him in net more? In any event, Riku Helenius sat backup today to Joni Mullykoski in JYP's 2-1 loss to KalPa. JYP draws Tappara on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 3 @ Togliatti Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL): 14 GP, 13-15-28, +8, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Where in the world is Nikita Kucherov? The talented forward has yet to appear since the end of the Subway Super Series in Canada. He was not in the lineup again today as CSKA Jr. beat Togliatti Jr. 3-2. Kucherov's linemate for both CSKA Jr. and the Super Series had 1-1-2 in the win. CSKA's big club plays tomorrow. Will Kucherov surface there?

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Timra 2 @ Lulea 1 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 9-4-13, +4, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju was scoreless and failed on his shootout attempt in Lulea's 2-1 loss to Timra. That is a bad loss for Lulea to the last place team on the Elitserien table. They'll try to rebound on Thursday against Skelleftea.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 7 @ Astana 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 9-7-0, 1 SO, 2.75 GAA, .916 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got off the pine and bathed in sweet, sweet goal support in Cherepovets' 7-1 bulldozing of Astana. Ex-Bruins prospect Mikko Lehtonen had a pair of goals in the victory. Cherepovets draws Chelyabinsk on Wednesday.

    Spartak Moscow 1 @ Chelyabinsk 7
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, +6, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov played a season high 15:48 as Chelyabinsk crushed Spartak Moscow 7-1. Ex-NHLers Stan Chistov and Deron Quint each had helpers in the win. Chelyabinsk squares off with Cherepovets on Wednesday.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Chekhov 1 @ Chelyabinsk 5
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +4, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was +4 in 12:19 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 5-1 thumping of Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had a helper in the victory for Chelyabinsk. They face Spartak Moscow on Monday.

    Cherepovets 2 @ Ekaterinburg 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Vadim Tarasov again got the start for Cherepovets in their 3-2 shootout loss to Ekaterinburg. Cherepovets draws Astana on Monday.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 1 @ Jokerit 0 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 26/26, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 7-5-0, 5 SO, 1.42 GAA, .937 sv%

    12 starts, 5 shutouts. 42% of the time JYP has started Riku Helenius (pictured) this season, he's pitched an 0-fer. In today's shutout, Helenius ran the table with 26 saves in regulation and overtime before slamming the door on every single Jokerit attempt in the shootout. JYP's shootout goal by Antti Jaatinen ended up being the only time the goal light was turned on all night for either club. Helenius grabbed second star honors for his efforts, and JYP moves on to face KalPa on Tuesday. At what point does Helenius start playing his way back into the conversation as a legitimate NHL prospect for the Lightning? It would be the greatest Bolt Prospects story ever.

    KHL (Russia):
    From 11-24-11
    Chelyabinsk 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov earned a post-Super Series callup to the KHL side and was scoreless in Chelyabinsk's 4-2 win over Minsk. He played 8:09 in the match and took a minor for high sticking in the first period. The d-man had played very limited minutes in one other KHL game earlier this year. Chelyabinsk's big club plays Chekhov next on Saturday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Astana Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL): 14 GP, 13-15-28, +8, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Despite 2 late goals, CSKA Jr. fell short 3-2 to Astana Jr. Nikita Kucherov did not dress for CSKA Jr. They will rematch on Saturday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 3 @ HV 71 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 9-4-13, +4, 8 PIM

    Lulea starter Johan Gustavsson stopped 21 of 22 shots he faces to lead his club to a 3-1 win over HV 71. Lulea faces Timra on Tuesday. They're currently 4th on the Elitserien table.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Linkopings 3 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 9-4-13, +3, 8 PIM

    Mostly positive signs. Johan Harju had a power play goal and assisted on Chris Abbott's game tying third period goal, but failed twice in the shootout in Lulea's 3-2 loss to Linkopings. Ex-Lightning forward Jan Hlavac was scoreless and failed on his lone shootout attempt in the match for Linkopings. Lulea draws HV 71 on Friday.

  • 2 years 48 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Spartak Moscow 3 @ Cherepovets 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin rode the pine again today in Cherepovets' 5-3 win over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Penguins draft pick Ondrej Nemec had a pair of helpers in the win for Severstal. Cherepovets faces Ekaterinburg next on Saturday.

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Chekhov 1 @ Cherepovets 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Koshechkin temporarily unseated as Cherepovets' starter? Veteran Vadim Tarasov made his second straight start and upped his save percentage to a .944 mark in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Chekhov. Chekhov is coached by ex-Lightning forward Andrei Nazarov, who infamously tried to attack Dynamo Moscow fans behind the Chekhov bench with a stick earlier this season. Fellow ex-Lightning forward Nick Tarnasky was scoreless in the match for Chekhov, as well. Cherepovets plays Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 5 @ Mytischi Jr. 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Jet lag was not a problem for Nikita Nesterov, as he assisted on a second period goal in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 5-3 win over Mytischi Jr. in his first game back from the Subway Super Series. He also had a minor for interference in the match. The Polar Bears are off until Friday when they face St. Petersburg Jr.

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HPK 4 @ JYP 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 11 GP, 6-5-0, 4 SO, 1.56 GAA, .930 sv%

    JYP was bounced hard by HPK in the second half of a home-and-home 4-1. JYP will get quite a few days off to lick their wounds, as they don't play again until Friday against Jokerit.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    HV 71 2 @ Lulea 1 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 8-3-11, +2, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju's second period goal wasn't enough offense for Lulea, which fell 2-1 to HV 71. Ex-Oilers draft pick Mikko Luoma had the winning goal in overtime. Lulea gets Linkopings on Wednesday.

    With the Subway Super Series now over, look for Nikita Nesterov to possibly return to action for Chelyabinsk Jr. tomorrw against Mytischi Jr. CSKA Jr.'s next game is Tuesday against Khanty-Mansiysk Jr., and that game may be Nikita Kucherov's first back.

  • 2 years 49 weeks ago

    WHL All-Stars 5 vs. Russia 7

    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 2-1-3, +5, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Series totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, 2 PIM

    Kucherov and Russia finished with a bang to tie the overall Superseries between CHL teams and Russia 3-3. The Russians were down 4-2 and 5-3 at different points in the game before they came roaring back. Kucherov's second goal came on a "beauty of a breakaway" as one reporter put it. Nikita Gusev, the undrafted pint-sized scoring star who is a teammate of Kucherov's for CSKA's junior team, was player of the match for Russia with a goal, two assists, and a plus-5 rating. Kucherov finishes the series against Canada's best junior competition at more than a point per game. While defense takes a back seat in these series, it is still encouraging that he can score with the best of his age group.

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