European Game Results

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 1 @ Pelicans 3
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 27/30, 3.09 GAA, .900 sv%
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.10 GAA, .887 sv%

    The good news is Riku Helenius has started the season in a tandem situation for JYP in the SM-liiga. The bad news is he's still looking for his first win after falling 3-1 to Lahti today. Ex-Lightning player Eric Perrin had a helper on JYP's only goal. JYP faces Blues Espoo tomorrow.

    KHL (Russia):
    CSKA 3 @ Poprad 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    CSKA overcame a goal by ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy to defeat Slovakian-based Poprad 3-2. Nikita Kucherov played 8:11 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospect Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in 17:24 on the blueline for Poprad. CSKA faces Dynamo Riga on Sunday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 7 @ Nizhnekamsk Jr. 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +12, 10 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov may be cooling off offensively, after back-to-back scoreless games, but he did run his +/- to +12 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 7-3 shellacking of Nizhnekamsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Orenburg on Sunday.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Omsk 5 @ Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/33, 5.00 GAA, .848 sv%
    Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .921 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Martin Skoula had a helper for Omsk in their 5-2 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo made 18 saves for the victory. Cherepovets faces Hanty-Masisysk on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Djurgardens 2 @ Lulea 5
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM

    Johan Harju had a power play assist and an even strength goal to lead Lulea to a 5-2 victory over Djurgardens. Blast from the past Jimmie Olvestad had 12 minutes in penalties for checking to the head that led to Harju's power play assist while another blast from the past, Josef Boumedienne, also had 2 penalty minutes for Djurgardens. Lulea faces HV 71 on Saturday.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    JYP 2 @ Blues 1 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 2-1 shootout win over Blues Espoo. JYP faces Pelicans Lahti next on Friday.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    KHL
    Dynamo Riga 5 @ CSKA 3
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had a goal in Dynamo Riga's 5-3 win over CSKA. Nikita Kucherov played 6:57 in the match. CSKA faces Slovakian side Poprad on Friday.

    MHL
    Novokuznetsk Jr. 3 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 4 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, 10 PIM, +10

    Nikita Nesterov was held scoreless but did run his season +/- to +10 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 4-3 shootout win over Novokuznetsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. plays Nizhnekamsk Jr. on Friday.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland)
    Karpat 3 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, Loss, 20/23, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%

    Riku Helenius and JYP allowed a pair of third period goals to squander a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes in their 3-2 loss to Karpat. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in the match for JYP. JYP's next game is on Wednesday against Blues Espoo.

    KHL (Russia)
    St. Petersburg 4 @ CSKA 1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had a goal and ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov had an assist is St. Petersburg's 4-1 thumping of CSKA. Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov played 11:31 in the loss for CSKA. CSKA faces Dynamo Riga on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Lulea 1 @ Frolunda 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

    Johan Harju scored the game opening goal off assists from Niklas Olausson and ex-Stars second rounder Johan Fransson, but Lulea fell 2-1 to Frolunda. Lulea faces Djurgardens next on Thursday.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland)
    JYP 0 @ KalPa 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA. 1.000 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup today in JYP's 2-0 opening loss to KalPa. Former Devils prospect Ari Ahonen had a 23 save shutout in the match and former NHLer Sami Kapanen scored one of KalPa's goals. JYP's next match is Saturday versus Karpat.

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Vaxjo 3 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Vaxjo Lakers scored a pair of third period goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and went on to win in a shootout 3-2 over Lulea. Johan Harju was scoreless in the match, with 4 shots on goal, and he was denied by former NHLer Martin Gerber in his shootout attempt. He started on Lulea's second line along side center Niklas Olausson and left winger Mattias Persson. Vaxjo's goals came from former Oilers prospect Liam Reddox and former Sharks prospect Mike Iggulden. Lulea moves on to face Frolunda on Saturday.

  • 3 years 6 weeks ago

    KHL
    Cherepovets 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%

    Evgeny Ketov had 1 goal and 1 assist and Vasily Koshechkin made 26 saves in Cherepovets' 3-1 opening victory over Dynamo Moscow.

    CSKA 3 @ Khanty-Mansiysk 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had 2 penalty minutes in 9:03 of ice time in CSKA's 3-2 opening victory over Yugra. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper in the match for CSKA. CSKA faces Omsk on Wednesday, 9/14, for their next match.

    MHL
    Orenberg 4 @ Chelyabinsk 6
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 1-1-2, 0 PIM, +2
    Season totals: 3 GP, 3-2-5, +7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov is off to a hot start for Chelyabinsk's junior team in the MHL, with a power play goal today in their win over Orenberg. Chelyabinsk is 2-1 thus far this season. Their next match is on Wednesday, 9/14, against Ufa's junior team.

  • 3 years 28 weeks ago

    MODO 2 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, 24/26, 2.11 GAA, .923 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 5 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 1.83 GAA, .925 sv%

    Former Northern Michigan netminder Tuomas Tarkki made 22 saves to lead MODO to a 2-0 shutout of Sodertalje and a spot in the Elitserien next year. Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius made 24 stops, but in the absence of goal support Sodertalje's fate was sealed. The club will be relegated to the Allsvenskan next year. Vaxjo moves up to the Elitserien while MODO, barely, retains their spot in Sweden's top league.

    So ends the entry level contract of former first round pick Helenius. The netminder was loaned out to Sodertalje toward the end of last season with the emergence of Jaroslav Janus and he played well in earning Sodertalje's starting job in last year's Kval till Elitserien tournament. This year, however, Helenius' play tanked in the first month of the Elitserien regular season. He lost his starting job to young Pontus Sjogren and did not regain it until the final 3 games of the the Kval till Elitserien round, which may be too little, too late to earn a qualifying offer from the Lightning.

  • 3 years 29 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 29 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.

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