HPK 1 @ JYP 2
Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-6-0, 6 SO, 1.48 GAA, .937 sv%
With Riku Helenius getting both ends of the back-to-back, it's fair to say he's moved past Joni Myllykoski and is now the clear #1 for JYP. He stopped 23 today in the club's 2-1 win over HPK and was named second star in the match. We may need to start the official campaign to bring Helenius back to North America on Bolt Prospects the way things are going. JYP has climbed into the top-6 in the SM-liiga and now faces Karpat on Tuesday.
Cherepovets 4 @ Novokuznetsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 23/27, 2.77 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 13-8-0, 3 SO, 2.58 GAA, .919 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped 2 of 3 shooters in the shootout session as Cherepovets defeated Novokuznetsk 4-3. As a reminder, Bolt Prospects tracks goaltender wins and losses according to North American scoring standards, so while Koshechkin doesn't get credit with a clean win by KHL statistics, he gets one in ours. Cherepovets faces Amur next on Monday.
MHL (Russia Jr.):
Ekaterinburg Jr. 5 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 7-9-16, +9, 22 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM
Nikita Nesterov was sent down to Chelyabinsk's MHL team and took a minor penalty and was -1 in their loss to Ekaterinburg Jr. The big club for Chelyabinsk plays Mytischi on Sunday. Chelyabinsk Jr. doesn't play again until Thursday against Magnitogorsk Jr.
Nikita Kucherov and CSKA Jr. don't play again until Wednesday against Minsk Jr.
Frolunda 1 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 10-7-17, +7, 6 PIM
Johan Harju took a minor for holding and failed on his only shootout attempt in Lulea's 2-1 shootout win over Frolunda. Harju has fallen to 4th on the team in scoring. With 17 games left in the regular season, Lulea sits in 3rd in the league, 5 points back of Skelleftea for the top spot on the league table. Lulea draws Timra next on Thursday.