Gusev, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 1-11-16

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Novgorod 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 55 PIM

Carter Ashton had a minor for tripping in 15:27 in Novgorod's 3-0 loss to Yaroslavl. Goaltender Alexei Murygin stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout.

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Zagreb 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 21 GP, 9-13-22, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 16-20-36, +9, 6 PIM

Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 3 assists in SKA's 5-3 victory over Zagreb. Former Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak had a helper in defeat for Zagreb.

KHL Game Day: 1-8-16

Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 7
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 34/37, 3.01 GAA, .919 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-13-7, 2 SO, 2.23 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-QMJHLer Tomas Filippi had a pair of goals for Magnitogorsk in their 7-3 win over Novokuznetsk. You've got to score touchdowns when you get in the red zone. Magnoitogorsk is currently second in the KHL Eastern Conference by virtue of their division lead.

Novgorod 5 vs. Sochi 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 53 PIM

Carter Ashton had an even strength goal and assist in Novgorod's 5-1 win over HC Sochi. He also took a minor for tripping in 16:02 of ice time. Sochi forwards Denis and Dmitri Kazionov, both ex-Lightning picks, were scoreless in the match for HC Sochi. Novogorod currently sits in 4th on the KHL Western Conference table.

CSKA 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 21 GP, 9-13-22, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 16-20-36, +9, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a First Period power play goal to put St. Petersburg up 2-0, but CSKA scored 4 unanswered goals to win the match 4-2. Gusev also had a team high 4 shots on goal. CSKA's goal scorers included ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov. St. Petersburg slipped to 6th in the KHL Western Conference.

KHL Game Day: 1-6-16

Vladivostok 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 17-13-7, 2 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%

Veteran KHLer Konstantin Makarov scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to lift Vladivostok to a 2-0 win over Magnitogorsk. Vladivostok goaltender Igor Bobkov, an ex-Ducks pick, stopped 22 shots for the shutout.

Podolsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 20 GP, 8-13-21, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-20-35, +11, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachykov's Third Period game winning goal in SKA's 4-2 win over Podolsk. He played 18:24 in the match and tied Shipachykov with a team-high 6 shots in the game. Through 43 games, Gusev has 35 points which is just 2 off his point total in 55 games last season. He is also 6 goals shy of his totals from last year, though. Ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov also had 1 goal and 1 assist for SKA in the victory.

Novgorod 3 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novogorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:16 in Novgorod's 3-2 SO win over Ak Bars Kazan. All three shooters in the penalty shot session tallied for Novgorod, including former NHLer's Alexander Frolov and Nikolai Zherdev. Zherdev also had 1 goal and 1 assist in regulation play.

KHL Game Day: 1-4-16

Khabarovsk 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 33/33, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 17-12-7, 2 SO, 2.22 GAA, .921 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his second shutout of the season to help Magnitogorsk edge Amur Khabarovsk 1-0. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin assisted on the lone goal of the contest.

Dynamo Moscow 5 vs. St. Petersburg 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 19 GP, 8-12-20, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 15-19-34, +9, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:39 of ice time as SKA St. Petersburg got thumped by Dynamo Moscow 5-1. Dynamo got a pair of goals from Calgary native Mat Robinson in the victory.

Novgorod 4 vs. Togliatti 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton had an even strength goal and power play helper for Novgorod in support of their 4-0 shutout win over Lada Togliatti. Ashton played 17:52 in the match. Ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov also had a goal for Novgorod.

KHL Game Day: 12-26-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 15-12-7, 1 SO, 2.32 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 20 shots he faced for his first SO of the season as Magnitogorsk clubbed Spartak 4-0. Recent signee Alexander Semin chipped in a goal in the victory.

Ufa 2 vs. St. Petersburg 1 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 18 GP, 8-12-20, +4, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 15-19-34, +10, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a minor for holding in 18:50 of ice time in SKA's frustrating 2-1 OT loss to Ufa. Ufa's OT winner was scored by ex-NHLer Enver Lisin. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk assisted on St. Petersburg's lone goal.

Bratislava 3 vs. Novgorod 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 9-7-16, +2, 49 PIM

Carter Ashton came up dry in 18:02 of ice time as Slovan Bratislava blanked Novgorod 3-0. Ex-AHL journeyman Barry Brust stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout while ex-NHLer Cam Barker chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist.

KHL Game Day: 12-24-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. St. Petersburg 5
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 2-1-3, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 17 GP, 8-12-20, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 15-19-34, +11, 4 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 10/14, 9.17 GAA, .714 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 14-12-7, 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .915 sv%

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and assist and an even strength assist to help propel St. Petersburg to a 5-4 win over Magnitogorsk. Gusev played 13:30 in the win. Gusev's second goal chased Magnitogorsk starter Vasily Koshechkin in the Second Period. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk also had 1 goal and 3 points for SKA in the win.

KHL Game Day: 12-22-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Podolsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/24, 2.00 GAA, .917 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 14-12-7, 0 SO, 2.30 GAA, .918 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of assists as Magnitka doubled up Podolsk 4-2. Magnitogorsk sits in 2nd place on the Eastern Conference table by virtue of their division lead in the KHL Kharlamov Division.

Novgorod 6 vs. St. Petersburg 5 (OT)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 9-7-16, +2, 49 PIM

Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 16 GP, 6-11-17, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals: (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 13-18-31, +11, 4 PIM

Carter Ashton had a power play goal in 16:25 of ice time as Novgorod defeated SKA St. Petersburg in a wild 6-5 OT contest. Nikita Gusev had a helper in 16:52 of ice time in defeat. Novgorod also got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev in the win. Novgorod is in 4th in the Western Conference with SKA St. Petersburg currently sitting in 6th.

KHL Game Day: 12-11-15

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 15 GP, 6-10-16, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 13-17-30, +11, 4 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 23/27, 4.02 GAA, .852 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 13-12-7, 0 SO, 2.31 GAA, .918 sv%

Nikita Gusev had a power play helper and an even strength helper in SKA's 5-3 win over Magnitogorsk. He played 15:11 in the match. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of goals in defeat for Magnitka to put him at 28 for the season.

Novgorod 0 vs. CSKA 3
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 25 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 8-7-15, +4, 49 PIM

Carter Ashton got a game misconduct and a major for slashing in the First Period of Novgorod's 3-0 shutout loss to CSKA. He played just 2:04 in the match. Former Syracuse Crunch Geoff Platt had 1 goal and 1 assist to pace CSKA in the win.

KHL Game Day: 12-9-15

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Ufa 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 14 GP, 6-8-14, +6, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 13-15-28, +12, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers in 16:03 in SKA St. Petersburg's 5-3 win over Ufa. Gusev, who received a 2-year contract extension from SKA earlier this week, is now at a point a game since joining SKA and matched his point totals from 23 games with Yugra in just 14 with St. Petersburg. Former NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk also had a pair of helpers in the win.

Spartak Moscow 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 38/40, 1.85 GAA, .950 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 13-11-7, 0 SO, 2.25 GAA, .920 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin allowed 2 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session to convert in Magnitogorsk's 3-2 Shootout loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy had a helper in the win for Spartak.

Novgorod 3 vs. Cherepovets 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 8-7-15, +4, 24 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 16:07 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn scored the game's opening goal for Novgorod.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending December 7 is … Nikita Gusev, W, SKA St. Petersburg (KHL).

The Goose is loose, but he’s staying in Russia.

Lightning 2012 seventh round pick Nikita “The Goose” Gusev is having another all-star year in the KHL this season, sparking talk that the diminutive playmaker could be joining his good friend Nikita Kucherov in Tampa as soon as next season.

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