European Game Results

  • 2 years 27 weeks ago

    Canada 1 vs Russia 0 (OT)

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss

    After Team Canada won 4-2 in regulation in Halifax on Tuesday night to knot the four-game series at two wins apiece, both teams began a special overtime session in hopes of a series-deciding victory. The Canadians, the distinct aggressors throughout much of the three periods played previously that night, kept pressing their Russian counterparts and were rewarded with the clinching goal just a few minutes into sudden-death. On the play, Canada's Ty Rattie managed to keep the puck in Russia's end, which led to Ryan Strome getting the puck on his stick near the top of the left face-off circle, where he didn't waste any time using some crafty stick-work to make his way to a better angle in the high slot where, with a quick release, he fired a wrist shot that found its mark past Vasilevski.

  • 2 years 28 weeks ago

    Canada 4 @ Russia 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 41 saves on 45 shots

    The final game in the exhibition series took place in Halifax last night and ended in a decisive victory for Team Canada. Although Game 4 got off to a similar start to the night before with Russia taking two early leads despite finding themselves mostly hemmed in their own zone or conceding possession for changes and setting up defensively at even-strength. The Canadians finally took the lead (their first since Game 1 of the series), though, nearly midway through the second period and they never relented. Team Russia did manage to generate some quality scoring chances but could not muster a much-needed goal before the game slipped away for good late in the final period. It did help that the Russian coaching staff opted, until just a handful of minutes remained, to keep its team passive and structured in the neutral zone in an apparent attempt to conserve their young squad's energy. For much of the time they trailed, Russia seemed content to try and mount a comeback with selective counterattacks and opportunistic play and, failing that, to try and decide the series in overtime.

  • 2 years 28 weeks ago

    Canada 3 @ Russia 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 25 saves on 28 shots

    An All-Star team of Canadian juniors defeated a similar group of Russian juniors 3-2 today in Game 1 of the four-game Canada-Russia Challenge. Three Lightning prospects played in the match, including new prospects Andrei Vasilevski – a first round pick of Tampa Bay in June – and recent free agent signee Artem Sergeev. Vasilevski allowed three goals – all in the second period – including a wrist shot by likely 2013 top-10 pick Sean Monahan. According to the TSN Radio broadcast, Vasilevski (pictured at the Lightning's prospect camp) came up with several big saves in the third period to keep Russia in the game at 3-1, then 3-2. Nail Yakupov, the top pick in the 2012 draft, scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period to cut Canada’s lead to one goal. The Oilers pick one-timed a shot from the circle off of a feed from Sergeev. Nesterov also saw power play time for Russia.

    The game-winning goal was scored by Bruins prospect Dougie Hamilton, who’s shot from the point got by a screened Vasilevski.

    Cody Nickolet, a WHL reporter, singled out Sergeev and Nesterov as having impressive games. He said Vasilevski was good, but “could have had a couple of those goals” and was outplayed by Canada’s Malcolm Subban (Bruins) in the game.

    Brendan Ross of Dobber Prospects and The Hockey Writers said Vasilevski had an average showing and consistency remains an issue for the first goalie taken in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

    The game was played in Yaroslavl, site of last year’s deadly airline crash that killed 44 players and coaches from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Friday’s Game 2 will also be played in Yaroslavl before Games 3 and 4 are held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next week.

    The series is being played as a tribute to the Lokomotiv club. It also marks the 40th anniversary of the famed Canada-Russia Summit Series of 1972. Lightning founder Phil Esposito, a member of Canada’s ’72 squad, is reportedly on the trip with Team Canada this year.

    (Eric DuBose photo)

  • 2 years 43 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. beat CSKA Jr. 3-1 in Game Five to clinch their MHL Finals series 4 games to 1. Omsk Jr. unseats CSKA Jr. as the champions of the Russian junior league. Nikita Kucherov did not play in the match. The game concludes the Lightning European prospect season.

  • 2 years 44 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Maxim Kazakov's goal at 1:39 of overtime lifted Omsk Jr. to a 2-1 Game Four win over CSKA Jr. and delivered to them the MHL championship. The MHL Finals are the lone best-of-seven series in the tournament, so CSKA Jr. faces elimination in Game Five on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match.

  • 2 years 44 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (2)Pelicans Lahti 1 @ (4)JYP 2 (OT)
    JYP Wins the Series 4-1
    JYP Wins the SM-liiga Championship
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 45/46, 0.90 GAA, .978 sv%
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 11-2-0, 0 SO, 1.73 GAA, .947 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Completing arguably the greatest season of redemption in Bolt Prospects history, Lightning prospect Riku Helenius turned away 45 shots to help lead JYP to a 2-1 overtime Game Five win. The victory clinched the series and the SM-liiga championship for JYP. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin (shown celebrating like a wild man) scored the overtime winner at 6:58 of overtime and assisted on JYP's other goal in the victory.

    Helenius, the former Lightning first rounder, goes from being a tandem starter on a Sodertalje club in the Swedish Elitserien that had to fight off relegation last year to backstopping the best club in the Finnish Elitserien.

    MHL Championship (Russia Jr.):
    Nikita Gusev had 1 goal and 1 assist as CSKA Jr. cut Omsk Jr.'s series lead in half in their 3-1 Game Three win over Omsk Jr. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match. Game Four is Tuesday.

  • 2 years 44 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 5 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 4 (OT)
    JYP Leads the Series 3-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 49/53, 3.28 GAA, .925 sv%
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 10-2-0, 0 SO, 1.80 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    One win away. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had the primary assist on Harri Pesonen's goal at 13:26 of overtime to lift JYP to a 5-4 Game Four win over Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak, who had been scoreless in the series' previous 4 games, did everything he could to deliver the series tying win for Lahti. He had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game tying goal with 27 seconds left in the Third Period to force overtime. But, in the end, JYP took Lahti's best punch and are now one victory away from being able to call themselves champions.

  • 2 years 44 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. raced out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back in their 5-3 Game Two win over CSKA Jr. CSKA Jr. now finds their backs against the wall down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match for CSKA Jr. Game Three is Monday.

  • 2 years 44 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (2)Pelicans Lahti 1 @ (4)JYP 4
    JYP Leads the Series 2-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 9-2-0, 0 SO, 1.65 GAA, .946 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Big game Riku! Riku Helenius stopped 33 shots and was named first star for JYP's 4-1 Game Three win over Lahti. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in support of Helenius for JYP. Another former Lightning forward, Radek Smolenak, has yet to hit the scoresheet in the series for Pelicans. Game Four is Saturday.

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. whipped CSKA Jr. 5-2 in Game One of their Finals series. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA Jr.

  • 2 years 45 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 6 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 2
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 8-2-0, 0 SO, 1.71 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin (pictured circa the old school) had 1 goal and 2 assists and was named first star in JYP's critical 6-2 Game Two win over Pelicans Lahti. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius improved to 8-2 in the postseason in the victory. Wild draft pick Niko Hovinen, who had a shutout in Game One, allowed 5 goals on 43 shots in defeat in Game Two. JYP again outshot Pelicans; this time by a 44-30 margin. Game Three is Thursday.

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