European Game Results

  • 3 years 22 weeks 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 22 weeks 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 23 weeks 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 24 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.

  • 3 years 24 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 3 @ KalPa 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, SO, 18/18, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 20-9-1, 7 SO, 1.62 GAA, .936 sv%

    Riku Helenius and JYP dominated the league's top team, KalPa, 3-0, to move themselves within an eyelash of clinching a first round playoff bye. Helenius posted his 7th shutout of the season and was named third star of the game. He is now second in the league in save percentage, first in GAA, and first in shutouts. His shutout mark is particularly impressive given he was in a tandem starter situation for much of the first half of the season. With 2 games remaining in the regular season, JYP's magic number is 1 point: 1 point gained or 1 point lost by 7th place Karpat, to clinch the opening round bye. They face Jokerit next on Tuesday.

    KHL Playoff (Russia):
    It's been all chalk so far in the KHL playoffs as all higher seeds have won in the Quarterfinal round, thus far. Novgorod knocked off Dynamo Riga 2-0 today in Game Seven to finalize the combatants in the Semis in the West. In the East, Magnitogorsk and Astana go in Game Seven tomorrow, after which we'll know who top seed Chelyabinsk will face in the Semis.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 1 @ Novokuznetsk Jr. 5
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 41 GP, 11-20-31, +11, 66 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-0-0, +8, 4 PIM
    Playoff totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    While the big club awaits for a Semifinal opponent, Nikita Nesterov was back with the junior team today in its 5-1 loss to Novokuznetsk Jr. He took a minor for slashing in the contest. The game was Chelyabinsk Jr.'s final contest of the regular season. The team did not qualify for the playoffs out of the Ural-Siberia Division, finishing 6th of 8 teams. Expect Nesterov to be a Black Ace and spot starter for the KHL side for the remainder of their playoff run.

    KHK MVD Jr. 4 @ CSKA Jr. 5 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    In the "just not fair" department, CSKA, which was eliminated from the KHL postseason, sent former Blue Jackets first rounder Nikita Filatov down to the MHL today. All he did was post 1-2-3 to lead CSKA Jr. to a 5-4 OT win over KHK MVD Jr. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match. CSKA Jr. has qualified for the postseason, finishing 2nd in the Central Division, and will have the opportunity to defend their MHL title in the playoffs. One would think if they're allowed to play Filatov, they might have a really good chance to do just that.

    SM-slutspel Quarterfinals (Sweden)
    (7) AIK 3 @ (1) Lulea 6
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    Johan Harju had a power play goal and even strength assist in Lulea's 6-3 Game One thumping of AIK. Game Two is Monday.

  • 3 years 24 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Lukko 3 @ JYP 4
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 31 GP, 19-9-1, 6 SO, 1.68 GAA, .935 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin's goal with 2:56 left in regulation broke a 3-3 tie and lifted JYP to a key 4-3 win over Lukko. The goal capped a hat trick for Perrin, who was named second star of the game. The victory moved JYP to third on the SM-liiga table, 4 points ahead of 7th place Assat, as the club tries to cling to its first round bye in the playoffs. JYP has three games remaining in the regular season, starting with KalPa on Saturday.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia)
    (5) Cherepovets 1 @ (4) Mytischi 2
    Mytischi Wins the Series 4-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/30, 2.05 GAA, .933 sv%
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 1.32 GAA, .958 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev's goal with 5:00 left in regulation capped a 2 goal third period comeback and lifted Mytischi to a 2-1 Game Six win over Cherepovets. Severstal was eliminated from the playoffs in the defeat. Ex-Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had Cherepovets' only goal.

    St. Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow, and Mytischi are through to the Semifinals in the West. Novgorod and Riga go on Saturday in a Game Seven matchup to determine who else makes it to the next round.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    KHK MVD Jr. 2 @ CSKA Jr. 4
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    In a rare event, Nikita Kucherov was held off the board in CSKA Jr.'s 4-2 win over KHK MVD Jr. The two teams rematch on Saturday.

    SM-Slutspel (Sweden):
    Lulea's opening round series with AIK will begin on Saturday in Lulea. Due to a peculiarity in the Elitserien playoff format, Johan Harju and top seed Lulea get the 7th seed, AIK, instead of the 8th seed, MODO.

  • 3 years 24 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Russia):
    (1)Chelyabinsk 1 @ (8)Khanty-Mansiysk 0
    Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
    Playoff totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-0-0, +8, 4 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 39 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was sent down prior to Chelyabinsk's 1-0 Game Five victory over Khanty-Mansiysk. Vladimir Antipov's 7th goal of the playoffs at 11:01 of the third period sealed Traktor's series win. Chelyabinsk and Omsk are already through to the Semifinals in the Eastern Conference.

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