European Game Results

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    WHL All-Stars 5 vs. Russia 7

    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 2-1-3, +5, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Series totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, 2 PIM

    Kucherov and Russia finished with a bang to tie the overall Superseries between CHL teams and Russia 3-3. The Russians were down 4-2 and 5-3 at different points in the game before they came roaring back. Kucherov's second goal came on a "beauty of a breakaway" as one reporter put it. Nikita Gusev, the undrafted pint-sized scoring star who is a teammate of Kucherov's for CSKA's junior team, was player of the match for Russia with a goal, two assists, and a plus-5 rating. Kucherov finishes the series against Canada's best junior competition at more than a point per game. While defense takes a back seat in these series, it is still encouraging that he can score with the best of his age group.

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    Lulea 3 @ Timra 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 7-3-10, +2, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju scored on the opening attempt of the shootout session to contribute to Lulea's 3-2 win over Timra. Ex-Brandon Wheat King Sami Sandell had 1 goal and 1 assist for Lulea in the victory. Lulea faces HV 71 on Saturday.

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    WHL All-Stars 5 vs. Russia 2

    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Series totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM

    Russia scored the game’s first goal and had it tied at two later in the game, but the WHL scored three times to win 5-2 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Neither Lightning prospect had a point in the game for Russia. The two teams play again Thursday night in Moose Jaw.

    The CHL leads the series 3-2.

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    Cherepovets 3 @ Mytischi 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 18/23, 5.01 GAA, .783 sv%
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Ex-Maple Leafs pick Maxim Semenov had 1 goal and 4 points to lead Mytischi to a 5-3 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match. Cherepovets faces Dynamo Minsk next on Friday.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    Back to work in Europe.

    TPS 1 @ JYP 5
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 10 GP, 6-4-0, 4 SO, 1.51 GAA, .933 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 5-1 win over TPS. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in the match and was named second star. JYP faces HPK next on Friday.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    OHL All-Stars 6 @ Russia 3
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had a second period goal after the game got out of hand in Russia's 6-3 loss to the OHL All-Stars. Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in the match. The OHL sweeps the second leg of the Super Series. Russia moves on to face the WHL-All Stars on Wednesday.

    Note: This thread will be updated with extended stats as they become available.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    Sweden 4 @ Finland 3
    Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

    Sweden held off a fierce late game rally to best Scandinavian rival Finland 4-3 in their final match of the Karjala Cup. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo was chased at 13:36 of the second period, and took a no-decision in the match. Ex-Blues d-man Christian Backman had the eventual game winner on a shorthanded goal. For his part, Lightning prospect Johan Harju was scoreless in all 3 games of the tournament.

    Elsewhere, Russia got a pair of third period goals to best Czech Republic 2-1. Russia wins the Karjala Cup with a 2-0-1 record in the tournament. Finland, Czech Republic, and Sweden, in that order, rounded out the table.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    Russia 4 @ Sweden 1
    Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Johan Harju had a first period minor for high sticking that led to Russia's game opening goal in Sweden's 4-1 loss today. Ex-Nashville Predator Alexander Radulov had 2 goals and 1 assist for the Russians. Sweden concludes with rival Finland on Sunday.

    In the other match of the round, ex-Lightning d-man Janne Niskala had a helper to contribute to Finland's 4-0 shutout of Czech Republic.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    Russia 7 @ OHL All-Stars 10
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM

    Vladislav Namestnikov, Russia, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

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

    In a wild one, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov assisted on a Nikita Gusev goal and Nikita Nesterov added a power play assist, but it was not enough as Russia fell 10-7 to the OHL All-Stars. Ex-Lightning rookie camper Seth Griffith had 1 goal and 3 points for the OHL in the win. The two squads will square off again on Monday.

  • 3 years 19 weeks ago

    QMJHL All-Stars 4 @ Russia 5 (SO)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament total: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM

    Wow. In a series often dominated by the CHL's all-star teams because the Russians send their second and third string juniors, Russia has had a stunning start. Tonight, they defeated the QMJHL All-Stars 5-4 in the shootout to sweep the opening leg of the Subway Superseries. Up next: the OHL All-Stars tomorrow night. Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov (pictured) helped lead the way with the game opening goal and a helper on a late goal that fell 15 seconds short of being the winner. He also converted on his lone shootout attempt. For his part, defenseman Nikita Nesterov was also a solid +3 in the match.

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