Sweden 2 vs. Russia 3
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on an Alexander Barbanov goal in Russia's 3-2 win over Sweden. He also took a minor for hooking in the contest. Russia concludes the tournament tomorrow against Czech Republic, which is also 2-0-0 in the tournament thus far.
Russia 5 vs. Finland 1
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev potted an empty net goal in Russia's 5-1 win over Finland. Russia scored 4 goals in the game's final frame to pull away from the host nation. Ex-Stars first rounder Valery Nichushkin had 3 helpers in the win for the Russians.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Zagreb 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-20-30, +21, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a Third Period garbage time assist in SKA's 6-0 throttling of Zagreb. Gusev played 15:32 in the win. SKA goaltender Igor Shestyorkin turned aside all 20 shots he faced for the shutout. Gusev's 20 assists are tied with 3 others for the top spot in the KHL in helpers and he is now 5th in the league in plus-minus, as well.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Bratislava 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-19-29, +20, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev's mini slump died hard today beneath an avalanche of points in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Slovan Bratislava. The young forward a power play helper on the game opening goal and a goal and an assist at even strength the rest of the way in a total of 15:24 of ice time. Linemates Evgeny Dadonov (1-2-3) and Vadim Shipachyov (0-4-4) also enjoyed multi-point games. Gusev moved back to 3rd in the KHL in scoring with the outburst. SKA won its 10th straight game and sits in first place in the Western Conference.
Omsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored on his only attempt of the penalty shot session to help SKA to a 3-2 Shootout win over Avangard Omsk. Gusev played 15:07 in the match. Living legend Pavel Datsyuk had a helper in the contest and potted the SO winner for SKA.
Novokuznetsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM
After two games off the scoresheet, Nikita Gusev had a helper today in SKA's 6-0 smashing of Novokuznetsk. He played 14:40 in the match. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk helped lead the way for SKA with 1 goal and 3 points in the win.
Novosibirsk 1 vs. St. Petersburg 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 21 GO, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev is now riding a two game scoreless streak as he went without a point in 17:29 of ice time in SKA's 2-1 OT win over Novosibirsk. Undrafted 22 year old Alexander Barbanov scored the OT winner for SKA and also had a helper.
St. Petersburg 5 vs. Podolsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a rare off night, posting a minor for hooking in 14:33 of ice time in SKA's 5-1 win over Podolsk. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 1 assist while living legend Pavel Datsyuk chipped in a pair of helpers in the win.
St. Petersburg 4 vs. Dinamo Riga 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-16-25, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play helper on the eventual game winning goal by Vadim Shipachyov to contribute to SKA's 4-1 win over Riga. He played 14:58 in the victory. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk also had a goal for SKA in the win.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-15-24, +17, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and a pair of helpers as the SKA juggernaut continued unabated in its 6-2 win over Minsk. Gusev played 15:26 in the match and moved to 3rd in the KHL in scoring, 1 point behind teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, and 2 points shy of current leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk. Note that Gusev's 15:06 ATOI/game is 4:59 less per game than Mozyakin. SKA also got a goal and an assist from Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov in the win.