European Game Results

  • 3 years 5 days ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 4 @ (5)Assat 3
    JYP Leads the Series 3-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 31/34, 3.00 GAA, .912 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 0 SO, 1.67 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin scored the eventual game winning goal on the power play in JYP's 4-3 Game Three victory over Assat. JYP goes for the sweep Wednesday.

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.):
    Cherepovets Jr. 4 @ CSKA Jr. 3
    Cherepovets Jr. Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 4 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Tough night for Nikita Kucherov, who was -2 in CSKA Jr.'s Game One loss to Cherepovets Jr. Game Two is Tuesday.

  • 3 years 1 week ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (5)Assat 1 @ (4)JYP 2
    JYP Leads the Series 2-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 31/32, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    You know you're playing amazing hockey as a goaltender when you stop 31 of 32 in a victory and your save percentage actually gets worse because of the effort. That's how embarrassingly well Riku Helenius has played in his first 2 games of the SM-liiga playoffs, though, helping to stake JYP to a 2-0 series lead. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was the first star of Game Two, assisting on both of JYP's goals. Game Three is Monday.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov had a pair of goals to lead Chelyabinsk to a series clinching 4-1 win over Kazan. Traktor takes the series 4-2. Nikita Nesterov did not play in the match. The KHL Eastern Conference Finals begin Thursday with Chelyabinsk facing Omsk and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo, which was the 2 seed. The entire Eastern Conference bracket has been chalk so far.

  • 3 years 1 week ago

    MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 2 @ St. Petersburg Jr. 1 (OT)
    CSKA Jr. Wins the Series 3-2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 3 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov scored 7:42 into the third period to send CSKA Jr. and St. Petersburg Jr. to overtime, where the Baby Red Army triumphed 2-1. The Game Five victory means CSKA Jr. is moving on to the Semifinal round, where they will face Cherepovets Jr. Game One is set for Monday.

  • 3 years 1 week ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (4) JYP 4 @ (5) Assat 1
    JYP Leads the Series 1-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 35/36, 1.00 GAA, .972 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .972 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    So far, so good. Riku Helenius stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced in JYP's 4-1 Game One throttling of Assat. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc assisted on Assat's only goal. Game Two is Saturday.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    Danis Zaripov scored the game winner at 8:54 of the third overtime session to deliver Kazan a thrilling 2-1 Game Five win over Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk still holds a 3-2 edge in the series. Nikita Nesterov did not dress for Chelyabinsk. Game Six is Saturday.

  • 3 years 1 week ago

    SM-liiga Playoffs (Finland):
    The field of 8 is complete. Blues Espoo crushed Lukko 6-3 in Game Three of their mini play-in series, joining Karpat as the other recipient of a play-in spot. Riku Helenius and JYP will play Assat in the Quarterfinals beginning on Thursday.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    Former Blackhawks draft pick Petri Kontiola's goal late in the third period lifted Chelyabinsk to a 3-2 Game Four victory over Ak Bars Kazan. Nikita Nesterov did not play in the match. Chelyabinsk leads the series 3-1 and will go in for the kill on Thursday.

    MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. rolled to a 7-2 Game Four victory to knot their series at 2-2. Nikita Kucherov did not play in the match. The decisive Game Five will be on Friday.

  • 3 years 1 week ago

    3-18-12
    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    Ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen scored 1:55 into overtime to lift Kazan to a critical 2-1 Game Three win over top seed Chelyabinsk. Nikita Nesterov did not dress for the match. Chelyabinsk still holds a 2-1 series lead with Game Four set for Tuesday.

    SM-slutspel (Sweden):
    (7)AIK 3 @ (1)Lulea 0
    AIK Wins the Series 4-1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    Goaltender Viktor Fasth, who was rumored to be a Lightning free agent target, stopped all 31 shots he faced for AIK in their clinching 3-0 win over Lulea. The series loss is a crushing upset for the league's top seed.

    3-19-12
    MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals(Russia Jr.):
    St. Petersburg Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    St. Petersburg Jr. Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Playoff totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov did not dress for CSKA Jr.'s critical Game Three loss to St. Petersburg Jr. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov has also not appeared for CSKA Jr. in the last couple of matches. Game Four is Tuesday.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Seminfinals (Russia):
    Evgeny Kuznetsov's third period goal lifted Chelyabinsk to a 2-1 Game Two win over Ak Bars Kazan. Traktor now holds a 2-0 series lead. Kuznetsov, a first round pick of the Capitals, starred on Russia's Silver Medal winning U20 World Junior Championship team earlier this season. Nikita Nesterov did not appear in the match. Game Three is Sunday.

    MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 3 @ St. Petersburg Jr. 2 (OT)
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Sergey Barbashev scored 9:46 into overtime to lift CSKA Jr. to a critical 3-2 Game Two win over St. Petersburg Jr. The season is now knotted at 1-1. Game Three is Monday.

    SM-slutspel (Sweden)
    (1)Lulea 1 @ (7)AIK 4
    AIK Leads the Series 3-1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    The upset alert is now blaring. Ex-NHLer Dick Tarnstrom assisted on AIK's game opening goal and they did not look back, posting a 4-1 Game Four victory over top seed Lulea. Lulea now faces elimination in Game Five on Sunday.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 4 @ Karpat 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    With nothing on the line, JYP started backup Joni Myllykoski in their regular season ending 4-1 win over Karpat. JYP finishes the regular season 4th on the SM-liiga table. Karpat, which would've finished in the top-6 of the league with a win, instead finishes 7th and will now have to play in the opening play-in round. JYP already knows who their Semifinal Round opponent will be: 5th seed Assat. The Semifinals will begin next Thursday, the 22nd.

    MHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 2 @ St. Petersburg Jr. 5
    St. Petersburg Jr. Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov assisted on Nikita Gusev's game opening power play goal, but it was all downhill from there for CSKA Jr. in their Game One loss to St. Petersburg Jr. Ex-Blue Jackets first rounder Nikita Filatov scored CSKA Jr.'s other goal. Game Two is Friday.

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Jokerit @ @ JYP 3 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 30/32, 1.98 GAA, .938 sv%
    Season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Sami Vatanen's goal at 0:45 of overtime propelled JYP to a 3-2 win over Jokerit and clinched a first round bye in the postseason for his club. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 30 shots in the game and was named the second star. JYP's final game of the regular season will come against a hungry Karpat club on Thursday. Karpat is tied with Jokerit at 99 points for the 6th spot on the SM-liiga table, which is the last spot in the standings that will receive a first round bye. JYP will finish no worse than 5th.

    Will Riku Helenius, second in the league in save percentage and first in GAA and shutouts, win the coveted Urpo Ylonen Trophy as the league's best netminder? Past winners of the award have included Niklas Backstrom, Karri Lehtonen, Pasi Nurminen, Miikka Kiprusoff, and Tim Thomas, all of whom went on to become starting goaltenders in the NHL. Can Bolt Prospects simultaneously sustain a campaign to win the Urpo Ylonen for Helenius and AHL Coach of the Year for Jon Cooper?

    Give Rik the Urpo!

  • 3 years 2 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    The field is now set in the Eastern Conference of the KHL. Top seed Chelyabinsk will face Ak Bars Kazan beginning on Wednesday with Game One of the series. With his MHL club finished for the season, expect Chelyabinsk's Nikita Nesterov to be a spot player for the KHL side the rest of the postseason.

    MHL Playoffs (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. will start their MHL title defense on Thursday against St. Petersburg Jr. CSKA Jr. finished 2nd in the MHL Central Division while Sr. Petersburg Jr. finished 3rd in the MHL Northwest Division. We'll see if sniper Nikita Kucherov appears after missing much of the last month of hockey.

    SM-slutspel (Sweden):
    (1)Lulea 2 @ (7) AIK 4
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    AIK rode 3 second period goals to a 4-2 Game Two victory over top seed Lulea. Game Three is set for Wednesday.

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