Kucherov, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 10-12-11

Chekhov 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-2-0, 0 SO, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup for Cherepovets in their 4-3 shootout loss to Chekhov. Legendary Nick Tarnasky did not suit up for Chekhov. Cherepovets plays Novosibirsk on Friday.

St. Petersburg 4 @ 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

Nikita Kucherov's ride on the CSKA shuttle to and from junior may be over for a little while, as he did not appear for the team's KHL side today in their 4-2 loss to SKA. Ex-NHLer Alexei Yashin had a goal in the match for CSKA. CSKA's KHL team plays Nizhnekamsk next on Friday.

European Game Day: 10-11-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
Blues 3 @ JYP 2 (SO)
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 2.56 GAA, .896 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 3-2 shootout loss to Espoo. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was scoreless in the match for JYP. They face Lukko next on Thursday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
CSKA Jr. 6 @ Mytischi Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 4 GP, 5-4-9, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a game opening power play goal and a third period even strength marker in CSKA Jr.'s 6-2 spanking of Mytischi Jr. CSKA's junior side faces Stupino next on Saturday. We'll see if Kucherov rides the shuttle back up to the KHL in the meantime.

Kazan Jr. 7 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
Nikita Nesterov, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-5-9, +10, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov's third period power play assist was little consolation for Chelyabinsk Jr. as they were dismantled 7-2 by Kazan Jr. They face Kirov-Chepetsk next on Thursday.

MHL Game Day: 10-10-11

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Mytischi Jr. 5 @ CSKA Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM 1 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 3 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov is now officially riding the shuttle between the KHL and MHL. He assisted on a 2nd period power play goal today in CSKA Jr.'s 5-2 loss to Mytischi Jr. CSKA Jr. plays the rematch tomorrow.

KHL Game Day: 10-9-11

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 2 @ Mytischi 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 34/35, 0.92 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.26 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin made 34 saves in regulation and OT before stopping 3 of 5 shooters in Cherepovets' 2-1 shootout win over Mytischi. Koshechkin stopped ex-Lightning d-man Janne Niskala twice in the shootout. Ex-Lightning draft picks Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match for Mytischi. Cherepovets draws Chekhov and man/myth/legend Nick Tarnasky on Wednesday.

CSKA 2 @ St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov's stint in the MHL lasted 1 game, as he returned to the KHL team today and was scoreless in 5:14 of ice time in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to St. Petersburg. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov scored the winning shot in the penalty shot session for SKA. CSKA has a rematch with St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Novgorod Jr. 1 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +11, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov did his best to stop his recent scoring slump, bombing away for 6 shots on goal, but he was held off the scoresheet in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 2-1 loss to Novgorod Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Kazan Jr. on Tuesday.

European Game Day: 10-6-11

KHL (Russia):
CSKA 2 @ Khabarovsk 3 (SO)
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov was a scratch in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to Khabarovsk. CSKA faces St. Petersburg on Sunday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Lulea 1 @ Brynas 0
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 2 PIM

Johan Harju had a minor for high sticking and failed to convert on a third period penalty shot in Lulea's 1-0 win over Brynas. Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 19 shots for Brynas in the loss. Lulea plays MODO on Saturday. The team is currently tied with Frolunda and Skelleftea at 17 points for the best mark in the league.

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