European Game Results

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    To the brink...

    Russia 4 vs. Switzerland 3 (SO)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 2-1-3, +1. 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 5-2-7, +4, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM

    Artem Sergeev, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Shootout Win, 41/44, 2.77 GAA, .932 sv%
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 1 SO, 1.54 GAA, .958 sv%

    Tanner Richard, Switzerland, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-4-4, +1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov scored a power play goal with 1:39 left in regulation to force overtime and then scored the shootout winner for Russia in their 4-3 win over Switzerland. Andrey Vasilevskiy stopped 4 of 5 in the shootout to seal the win. Nikita Kucherov gets credit for 2 goals, statistically, because shootout winners are counted in Europe. Nikita Nesterov also had a power play helper in the match. Russia moves on to the Semifinal Match against Sweden on Thursday. Switzerland will play Czech Republic in the 5th Place Match on Friday. Switzerland has still not lost in regulation in the tournament, despite only winning once in the Round Robin against Latvia.

    Update: Nikita Kucherov (pictured) was named Yahoo Sports' Buzzing the Crease's first star of the day for his effort against the Swiss. Andrey Vasilveskiy earned honorable mention.

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Switzerland 3 vs. Czech Republic 4 (OT)
    Tanner Richard, Switzerland, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-4-4, +1, 2 PIM

    Tomas Hertl's overtime goal lifted Czech Republic to a 4-3 win over Switzerland in their final game of the Round Robin. Switzerland overcame a 2 goal Third Period deficit to force extra time, but took their third after-regulation loss of the tournament. The Swiss finished in third place in Pool A after the Finns lost to Sweden today. They draw Russia on Wednesday in the opener of the Playoff Round.

    Russia 1 vs. Canada 4
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-1-4, +3, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM

    Artem Sergeev, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.96 GAA, .973 sv%

    Nikita Kucherov scored Russia's only goal in their 4-1 loss to Canada. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov was named Russia's best player in the defeat. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Andrei Makarov, who made 44 saved for the Russians. Russia finished in second in Pool B. They face the Swiss Wednesday in the Playoff Round.

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Slovak Extraliga (Slovakia)
    Banska Bystrica 2 @ Zvolen 4

    Dana Tyrell, Banska Bystrica, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-3-3, +4, 2 PIM

    After falling behind 2-0 in the second period after a miscue by locked-out Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner, Banska Bystrica battled back to get within a goal in the third but ultimately came up short against the league's best team, which scored an empty-netter with three seconds remaining, on Sunday. Tyrell played, and was again held scoreless, in his second-consecutive game since returning from injury. Banska Bystrica (14-16-4-2, 52 PTS) now return home for a match against Poprad (13-16-3-3, 48 PTS) on Friday.

    Official Recap | Highlights

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 3 vs. Lulea 1

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 34 GP, 11-7-18, +6, 37 PIM

    Despite managing just sixteen shots on goal for the game, Brynas, led by Simon Enterfeldt (2 G) built up a commanding 3-0 lead heading into the third period and cruised in the final frame for a win Sunday against Vaxjo. Former Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped all but one of Lulea's twenty-five shots-on-goal and got within striking distance of posting a shutout before surrendering a goal with about seven minutes remaining in regulation. Johan Harju earned a secondary assist Brynas' first goal, an even-strength strike by Enterfeldt just several minutes into the match. Brynas (14-9-4-7, 57 PTS) returns to the road Saturday to face Vaxjo (9-17-6-3, 42 PTS), a team that has lost on each of the seven previous occasions the two clubs have played each other.

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Astana 5 vs. Novgorod 4 (OT)
    Victor Hedman, Astana, DNP
    Season totals: 26 GP, 1-19-20, +18, 70 PIM

    Victor Hedman was out of the lineup again for Astana's 5-4 shootout win over Torpedo Novgorod.

    Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Khabarovsk 0
    Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 12 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 2 PIM
    Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals (KHL)(Total): 18 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 2 PIM
    Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

    NHLer Evgeni Malkin had 1 goal and 4 assists as Magnitogorsk beat the tar out of Amur Khabarovsk 7-0. Nikita Gusev played 14:19 in the match.

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Slovak Extraliga (Slovakia)
    Banska Bystrica 3 vs. Kosice 4 (OT)

    Dana Tyrell, Banska Bystrica, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-3-3, +4, 2 PIM

    Banska Bystrica fell behind twice Friday night but battled back to secure a point through a regulation tie before falling to Kosice in a shootout Friday night. After sitting three games due to a sore groin, Tyrell was back in the lineup. Banska Bystrica (14-15-4-2, 52 PTS) continues its road trip on Sunday against Zvolen (24-5-3-2, 80 PTS), which presently has the league-best record.

    Official Recap | Highlights

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Cherepovets 4 vs. Donetsk 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 26/29, 3.00 GAA, .897 sv%
    Season totals: 37 GP, 19-16-2, 5 SO, 2.23 GAA, .921 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored his 11th goal of the season to help lead Cherepovets to a 4-3 win over Donetsk.

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Germany 0 vs. Russia 7
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, 2 PIM, +2, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM

    Artem Sergeev, Russia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.96 GAA, .973 sv%

    Andrey Vasilevskiy turned away 41 shots in a 7-0 blanking of Germany. Forward Nikita Kucherov chipped in the game opening goal and a power play helper in the winning effort. Russia will finish up their Round Robin on Monday against Canada in a game that will determine the winner of Pool B.

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 2 @ Farjestads 3

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 34 GP, 11-7-18, +6, 37 PIM

    Brynas fell on the road after Farjestad's Chris Lee broke a 2-2 tie late in the third period. Johan Holmqvist, making his second-straight start, was charged with a loss again, this time stopping thirteen of just sixteen shots on goal. After going scoreless for a few games, Johan Harju registered a primary assist on Simon Lof's even-strength goal with about ten minutes remaining in regulation. On the play, Harju wheeled out of the corner with the puck and found Lof, a defenseman, above the circles for an open look and Lof fired a snap-shot that found the net through traffic. Brynas (13-9-4-7, 54 PTS) returns home to take on Lulea (15-8-6-5, 62 PTS) on Sunday.

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 3 years 38 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 vs. Switzerland 2 (SO)
    Tanner Richard, Switzerland, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM

    Victor Rask's shootout tally lifted Sweden to a 3-2 shootout victory over Switzerland. Switzerland took Sweden to the brink, and held a lead into the Third Period on Mike Kunzle's third goal of the tournament, but they could not hold off the defending Gold Medalists. Tanner Richard was scoreless in the match and took a minor for high sticking that turned into Sweden's opening goal of the game. He was also 50% on draws. The Swiss now sit in 2nd place on the Group A table with games against Finland and Czech Republic yet to go. They face the Finns next on Sunday.

    Russia 2 vs. USA 1
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM

    Artem Sergeev, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.85 GAA. .941 sv%

    Artem Sergeev (pictured) assisted on Viktor Tkachyov's goal early in the Third Period that gave Russia a critical 2-1 win over Team USA. Sergeev's helper means that all Lightning prospects have now found the scoresheet in Ufa, through the first two games of the Round Robin. Fellow Lightning prospect defenseman Nikita Nesterov also had a helper in the match, assisting an Albert Yarullin goal on the power play. Forward Nikita Kucherov took a holding minor in the match, and was in the box for Jacob Trouba's lone goal for the Americans. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to undrafted Saskatoon netminder Andrei Makarov who turned away 41 shots for the win. Russia faces Germany next on Saturday and sits 2nd behind Canada on the Group B table.

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