European Game Results

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    Lulea 2 @ Brynas 1 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 9-5-14, +4, 8 PIM

    Lulea snatched victory from the iron jaws of defeat today, stealing an OT win from Brynas 2-1. Trailing 1-0 with 29 seconds left to play, ex-Blues draft pick Simon Hjalmarsson potted a power play goal to force the extra period. And then, 31 seconds into overtime, Mattias Persson potted the winner. Grand theft larceny. Lulea faces Vaxjo on Thursday.

    Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA's senior or junior side today.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Dynamo Minsk 3 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin again sat backup in Cherepovets' 3-1 loss to Minsk. Cherepovets plays Dynamo Moscow on Tuesday.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    SaiPa 4 @ JYP 3
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 17/21, 4.15 GAA, .810 sv%
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6-0, 6 SO, 1.51 GAA, .931 sv%

    For once Riku didn't get a shutout. The netminder allowed an uncharacteristic 4 goals in JYP's 4-3 loss to SaiPa. Ex-Ducks farmhand Brian Salcido had 1 goal and 1 assist for SaiPa in the win. JYP plays the mighty Pelicans of Lahti next on Wednesday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Djurgardens 5 @ Lulea 4 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 9-5-14, +4, 8 PIM

    When Ex-Lightning Prospects Attack! Defenseman Andreas Holmqvist had the overtime, game-winning, power play goal for Djurgardens in their 5-4 win over Lulea. Also on the board for Djurgardens was Josef Boumedienne with 2 assists and Jimmie Olvestad with 1 assist. It would have brought a tear to Rick Dudley's eye. Lulea gets Brynas next on Monday.

    In MHL (Russia Jr.) action, Nikita Kucherov was out of the lineup again today for CSKA Jr. in their 9-2 win over Orenburg. He was healthy when he left North America for the Subway Super Series, so still no word on if there in an injury or an illness. He is still listed on CSKA Jr.'s roster.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    The legend continues to grow...

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 6 @ Tappara 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 15/15, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 13 GP, 8-5-0, 6 SO, 1.31 GAA, .940 sv%

    Today was the 3rd or 4th time this season I've gone to look at the results from Finland and said to myself, "No bleeping way!" Riku Helenius (pictured) continues to bend the rules of time and space, as he shut out Tappara today on 15 saves in JYP's 6-0 win. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had 1 goal and 3 points in the win. JYP plays SaiPa on Saturday.

    I get that JYP is a very good defensive team. I get that Riku is benefiting greatly from playing behind a very good defensive team. But, with 6 shutouts in 13 starts, and considering his tandem-mate Joni Myllykoski doesn't have any shutouts in 15 appearances, it's become something you can't dismiss anymore. At this stage, it's reminiscent of how people used to dismiss Martin Brodeur because he played behind a very strong defensive team in New Jersey. And, yet, it's not like you could have plugged any goaltender in there for New Jersey and won championships, and the guy now holds or is close to holding just about every goaltending record in the book.

    No, I'm not saying Riku Helenius, who at this time last year was getting routinely clobbered as a backup for Sodertalje in the Elitserien after being excommunicated from North America by the Lightning, is another Martin Brodeur. But, then again, doesn't it seem like he might be justifying the belief that the Lightning had when they drafted him 15th overall in 2006 that there might be something special about him?

    And, aren't you a little curious what he could do if the Lightning got him back to North America, too?

  • 3 years 3 weeks ago

    Lulea 3 @ Skelleftea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 9-4-13, +4, 8 PIM

    Lulea overcame a 2 goal deficit to defeat Skelleftea 3-2 in the shootout. Johan Harju was scoreless in the match and failed in his shootout attempt. Lulea plays Djurgardens on Saturday.

  • 3 years 3 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.

  • 3 years 3 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.

  • 3 years 3 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.

  • 3 years 3 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.

  • 3 years 3 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.

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