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KHL Game Day: 10-7-11

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 42/44, 2.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 2.50 GAA, .925 sv%

Just a reminder: veteran goaltender and Lightning 2002 draft pick Vasily Koshechkin is still one of the best goaltenders in all of Russia. He stopped 42 shots today to lead Cherepovets to a 4-2 win over Riga. Ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums was scoreless in the match for Riga. Cherepovets draws Mytischi on Sunday.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10-6-11

OHL

London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM

Namestnikov’s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).

European Game Day: 10-6-11

KHL (Russia):
CSKA 2 @ Khabarovsk 3 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov was a scratch in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to Khabarovsk. CSKA faces St. Petersburg on Sunday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 1 @ Brynas 0
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 2 PIM

Johan Harju had a minor for high sticking and failed to convert on a third period penalty shot in Lulea's 1-0 win over Brynas. Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 19 shots for Brynas in the loss. Lulea plays MODO on Saturday. The team is currently tied with Frolunda and Skelleftea at 17 points for the best mark in the league.

North American Juniors Game Night: 10-5-11

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Moncton has now given up 20 goals in its last three games, including seven in each of its last two contests. Not good for a defense with two NHL-contracted players in Milan and Phoenix’s Brandon Gormley.

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