Gusev, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 12-23-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 9 GP, 2-3-5, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 15 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored with 6 seconds left in regulation to break up Alexander Sharychenko's shutout bid in Khabarovsk's 3-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Gusev played 12:29 in the game. NHLer Alexander Ovechkin scored a goal in the match for Dynamo. Khabarovsk plays Ekaterinburg on Wednesday.

Novogorod 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 1

NHLer Alexander Semin had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Novgorod to a 3-1 win over Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk's Nikita Nesterov is away with Russia's U20 junior team preparing for the start of the World Junior Championships on Wednesday.

Spartak Moscow 1 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 16 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 1-19-20, +18, 70 PIM

Victor Hedman had a minor for hooking, a double-minor for roughing, and a late misconduct in 16:56 of ice time in Astana's 2-1 shootout win over Spartak. Ex-AHL journeyman Nigel Dawes scored his 14th of the season and the shootout winner for Astana. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev also appeared in the match for Astana, playing just 5:15 and taking a minor for hooking. Astana plays Mytischi on Wednesday.

CSKA 4 vs. Ufa 1

Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had Ufa's only goal in their 4-1 loss to CSKA. Ex-NHLer Oleg Kvasha had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for CSKA. Ufa goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy is away with Russia's U20 junior team in preparation for the World Junior Championships tournament that starts Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 12-21-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 14 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a helper in 13:15 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 6-2 loss to SKA St. Petersburg. NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had a pair of assists in the victory for SKA. Khabarovsk will face Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.

Mytischi 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 4 (SO)

Caps first rounder Engeny Kuznetsov had a pair of goals and the shootout winner to lead Chelyabinsk to a 4-3 win over Mytischi. Chelyabinsk defenseman Nikita Nesterov remains away at Russia's U20 team camp ahead of the World Junior Championships.

Donetsk 2 vs. Astana 4
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 54 PIM

Victor Hedman had a delay of game minor in 20:36 of ice time in Astana's 4-2 win over Donetsk. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski scored his 15th goal of the season in the win for Astana. They face Mytischi on Wednesday.

Praha 6 vs. Ufa 1

NHLer Jakub Voracek had 2 goals and 3 points to lead Praha to a 6-1 win over Ufa. Andrei Vasilevskiy was again away for Ufa at Russia U20 camp. Ufa plays CSKA on Sunday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Nizhnekamsk 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 43/44, 0.92 GAA, .977 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 17-11-3, 4 SO, 2.15 GAA, .931 sv%

Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 3 penalty shooters to convert for the hard luck, 2-1 shootout loss to Nizhnekamsk. Bratislava faces Kazan tomorrow.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 7 vs. Dynamo Minsk 2
Victor Hedman, Astana, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-18-19, +15, 52 PIM

Victor Hedman score his first goal of the season, an even strength marker, as Astana pounded Minsk 7-2. Hedman played 22:35 in the match. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Astana faces Dynamo Riga a week from Wednesday.

Khanty-Mansitsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 20/23, 3.11 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-15-2, 4 SO, 2.24 GAA, .921 sv%

Igor Skorokhodov had a hat trick to lead Yugra to a 3-2 victory over Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Chekhov a week from Thursday.

Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 17:19 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 4-0 shutout of Spartak Moscow. Traktor was led by 2 goals and 1 assist by Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov. They face Yaroslavl a week from Wednesday.

Ufa 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy again rode backup to Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a pair of assists in the win for Ufa. They face Bratislava a week from Wednesday.

Kazan 4 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 7 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 13 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a goal, his first in an Amur sweater, in Khabarovsk's 4-3 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Gusev played 12:05 in the contest. Longtime KHL superstar and former Penguins forward Alexei Morozov had one of Kazan's goals. Khabarovsk plays St. Petersburg a week from Friday.

KHL Game Day: 12-5-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 3 vs. Cherepovets 0
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-18-18, +13, 52 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/34, 3.01 GAA, .912 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-14-2, 4 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%

Victor Hedman was +1 in 24:27 of ice time in Astana's 3-0 blanking of Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had one of Astana's 3 goals, which was his 12th of the season. Astana plays Minsk on Friday. Cherepovets plays Khanty-Mansiysk.

Chelyabinsk 1 vs. Donetsk 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 24 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 18:33 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Donetsk. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Traktor's only goal. They'll play Spartak Moscow on Friday.

Ufa 6 vs. Khabarovsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 6 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 12 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:28 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 6-4 loss to Ufa. Andrei Vasilevskiy again sat backup for Ufa. They got a helper from ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov in the win. Khabarovsk plays Kazan on Friday. Ufa will face Novokuznetsk.

KHL Game Day: 12-2-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 2 vs. Praha 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 5 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 11 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

NHLer Erik Christensen had a pair of goals to lead Lev Praha to a 3-2 win over Amur Khabarovsk. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 16:21 of ice time for Khabarovsk. They face Ufa on Wednesday, and currently sit in 11th of 12 teams in the Eastern Conference.

Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 21/24, 3.03 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 15-9-3, 3 SO, 2.26 GAA, .926 sv%

Two goals by veteran KHLer Dimitri Kagarlitsky helped Novokuznetsk come from behind to sink Bratislava 3-2. Bratislava still sits in 5th in the Western Conference, despite the setback. They face CSKA on Tuesday.

Novgorod 1 vs. Ufa 3
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy again sat backup to Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 3-1 win over Novgorod. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov scored his first goal of the season in the win for Ufa. They sit in 5th, currently, in the KHL Eastern Conference, and will face Khabarovsk on Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 11-30-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 1 vs. CSKA 2
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 10 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:42 against his old club in Khabarovsk's 2-1 loss to CSKA. Former Wings draft pick Igor Grigorenko scored both goals for CSKA. Khabarovsk plays Praha next on Sunday.

Novosibirsk 1 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 15-8-3, 3 SO, 2.23 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus turned away 27 shots on goal to help Bratislava defeat Novosibirsk 2-1. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc scored Novosibirsk's lone goal while ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in the victory for Slovan. They face Novokuznetsk next on Sunday.

Omsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-18-18, +13, 52 PIM

Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo turned away 25 shots to help Omsk upend Astana 3-2 in overtime. Victor Hedman played 28:00, even, in the match. Astana faces Chekhov next on Monday.

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Ufa 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup in Ufa's 3-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Ufa faces Novgorod on Sunday.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-13-2, 4 SO, 2.23 GAA, .921 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) made 24 saves to blank Ekaterinburg 5-0. Ex-Lightning forward Nikita Alexeev had a helper in the match for Cherepovets. They face Omsk on Monday.

Chekhov 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 22 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 6 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov played a big 21:03 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-2 win over Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis assisted on the game winner for Chelyabinsk with less than 5 minutes to go in the Third Period. Nesterov will try to continue his streak of playing 20+ minutes on Monday against Riga.

KHL Game Day: 11-28-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 3 vs. Bratislava 0
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 9 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-3, 3 SO, 2.28 GAA, .926 sv%

Nikita Gusev had a secondary helper on Khabarovsk's final goal in a 3-0 blanking of Slovan Bratislava. He played 12:27 in the match. Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Branislav Konrad for Slovan. Khabarovsk plays CSKA on Friday. Bratislava will face Novosibirsk.

Cherepovets 4 vs. Chelyabinsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 23/26, 2.77 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-13-2, 3 SO, 2.30 GAA, .919 sv%

Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 21 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 6 PIM
Season totals (MHL) 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin stopped both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session and former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had a shootout goal to life Cherepovets to a 4-3 win over Chelyabinsk. Nikita Nesterov (pictured) played a big 25:41 and took a minor for high sticking in defeat. Ex-Lightning draft pick Nikita Alexeev also had his first goal of the season for Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Ekaterinburg next on Friday. Chelyabinsk draws Chekhov.

Mytischi 2 vs. Ufa 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup in Ufa's 2-0 loss to Mytischi. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev scored both goals for Mytischi. Ufa plays Yaroslavl on Friday.

KHL Game Day: 11-22-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 3 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 8 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had 4 shots on goal in 11:17 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 3-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Predators draft pick Timofei Shishkanov had a goal in the win for Amur. They are off until Wednesday when they play Bratislava.

KHL Game Day: 11-21-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 5 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 7 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a successful debut for Amur Khabarovsk, assisting on the capping goal of a 5-1 victory over Novokuznetsk. Gusev played 11:36 in the match. Khabarovsk faces Novosibirsk tomorrow. There's nothing quite like the Thanksgiving tradition that is Novosibirsk hockey in the KHL.

Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Astana 3
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-13-13, +10, 48 PIM

Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Victor Hedman had helpers in triplicate, including 2 on the power play, in Astana's 3-0 blanking of Traktor Chelyabinsk. Hedman played 23:04 in the match. Nikita Nesterov played just 1:32 in the game for Traktor, his first since returning from the Subway Super Series. Chelyabinsk faces Khanty-Mansiysk next on Friday while Astana gets Magnitogorsk.

Ufa 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to former Syracuse Crunch Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Ufa got a goal from former Blue Jackets pick Nikita Filatov in the match. Ufa draws Donetsk next on Friday.

St. Petersburg 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 24/27, 3.04 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-12-2, 3 SO, 2.16 GAA, .925 sv%

NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 11th goal of the season to help lead St. Petersburg to a 3-2 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was out of the lineup for Cherepovets in the match. Severstal faces Dynamo Moscow on Friday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Novgorod 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 25/29, 4.00 GAA, .862 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-8-3, 3 SO, 2.30 GAA, .924 sv%

Swedish star Martin Thornberg had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead Novgorod in a 4-1 thrashing of Slovan Bratislava. Thornberg has been a fixture on Sweden Euro Hockey Tour teams over the past several seasons. Slovan plays Mytischi on Friday.

Note that today's action was the first time this season that all Lightning prospects in the Russian leagues were in uniform for their respective KHL teams.

Gusev Traded to Khabarovsk

The KHL website is reporting that CSKA Moscow has traded Nikita Gusev to Amur Khabarovsk in exchange for a first round pick in the 2013 junior draft. Gusev had been playing for CSKA's affiliate in the VHL, Tver. The VHL is Russia's second tier men's league. Khabarovsk fell to Novosibirsk 3-2 today, but Gusev was not in the lineup for the club.

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