Ilves 1 @ JYP 3
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.04 GAA, .912 sv%
Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin is heating up for JYP. He had a helper and was second star today in JYP's 3-1 win over Tampere. Ex-Lightning draft pick Matias Sointu was scoreless in the match for Ilves and has a modest 2 assists in 12 games so far this year. JYP squares off with Jokerit next on Tuesday.
Novosibirsk 3 @ Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/33, 2.10 GAA, .939 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-3-0, 0 SO, 2.23 GAA, .933 sv%
Blues first rounder Vladimir Tarasenkov had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Novosibirsk to a 3-1 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. The 2010 pick scored the game winning goal in the match. Cherepovets plays Khabarovsk on Sunday.
Nizhnekamsk 3 @ CSKA 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM
Lending credence to the permanence of his demotion to the junior league, Nikita Kucherov did not dress today in CSKA's 3-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk. The ride on the shuttle appears to be over. Former NHL-er Alexander Korolyuk scored with winner for Nizhnekamsk. CSKA draws Yulaev on Sunday.