Nesterov, Nikita

European Game Day: 9-27-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Skelleftea 5 vs. Brynas 3
Johan Harju, Brynas, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, +3, 4 PIM

Harju comes alive! The power forward (pictured) potted his first two goals of the season in Brynas' 5-3 loss to Skelleftea. Both goals came at even strength. Brynas faces Timra on Saturday.

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 4 vs. CSKA 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 7:42 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 win over CSKA. NHLer Pavel Datsyuk had a pair of assists for CSKA, as the reality of the NHL lockout begins to hit the KHL. Nikita Gusev was sent down to the MHL to make room for Datsyuk. CSKA's MHL team plays Riga Jr. on Saturday. Chelyabinsk moves on to play Praha on Saturday. CSKA gets Ekaterinburg on Saturday.

KHL Game Day: 9-24-12

KHL (Russia)
Novosibirsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 35/38, 3.00 GAA, .921 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-4-1, 0 SO, 2.32 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-Senators draft pick Jeff Glass posted a 41 save shutout to lead Novosibirsk to a 3-0 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets faces Yaroslavl next on Friday.

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

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 5:29 in Chelyabinsk's 4-1 win over Ufa. The club dressed and played 8 defensemen in the match, and got 1 goal and 3 points from Capitals first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov. Chelyabinsk draws CSKA on Thursday.

CSKA 1 vs. Omsk 0
Nikita Gusev, CSKA, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Igor Radulov scored off an assist from brother Alexander Radulov in CSKA's 1-0 win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped 27 shots in defeat for Avangard. CSKA faces Chelyabinsk next on Thursday.

Bratislava 4 vs. Astana 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 37/39, 2.00 GAA, .949 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-1, 1 SO, 1.82 GAA, .938 sv%

Jaroslav Janus (pictured) continued his blistering start to his KHL career, stopping 37 in Slovan's 4-2 win over Astana. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a helper in defeat for Barys. Bratislava faces Khanty-Mansiysk on Wednesday.

European Game Day: 9-22-12

First, an update from the game on 9/20, when Cherepovets defeated Novokuznetsk. Vasily Koshechkin turned away 21 of 24 in the match for the victory. The victory was Vasily's 2nd of the season and he rolled his record to 2-3-1 this year. The KHL had not updated the box score for the game until today.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Brynas 3 vs. Linkopings 1
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM

Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 24 shots to lead Brynas to a 3-1 win over Linkopings. Brynas faces MODO on Tuesday.

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 40/41, 1.00 GAA, .976 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-3-1, 0 SO, 2.23 GAA, .931 sv%

Despite being outshot 41-33, Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) stopped 40 shots to deliver Cherepovets to a 3-1 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored the opening goal of the match for Cherepovets, his first of the season. Cherepovets faces Novosibirsk on Monday.

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

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 10:45 in Chelyabinsk's 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a helper on Nizhnekamsk's lone goal. Chelyabinsk faces Ufa on Monday.

CSKA 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 5:50 in CSKA's 4-2 thumping of Yugra. Ex-NHLer Alexander Radulov had a hat trick in the win for CSKA. They'll face Omsk next on Monday.

Bratislava 4 vs. Omsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 19/21, 2.00 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-1, 1 SO, 1.78 GAA,.936 sv%

Jaroslav Janus got a goal and an assist from ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan in Slovan's 4-2 victory over Omsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo did not play in the match for Omsk. Bratislava faces Astana on Monday.

KHL Game Day: 9-20-12

KHL (Russia):
Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 5

No box score has been published as of this posting.

Cherepovets will face Khabarovsk next on Saturday.

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

Nikita Nesterov (pictured) played for the first time in over a week in Chelyabinsk's 6-2 loss to Kazan. The action was Nesterov's first in the KHL this year. He played 13:58 in the match. Chelyabinsk plays Nizhnekamsk next on Saturday.

CSKA 1 vs. Astana 3
Nikita Gusev, CSKA, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -2 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev was demoted by CSKA to the MHL prior to their 3-1 loss to Astana. CSKA's KHL side gets Khanty-Mansiysk on Saturday. CSKA's MHL team faces Spartak Jr. on Friday.

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Nizhnekamsk Jr. 1 vs. Ufa Jr. 0
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 17/18, 1.00 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 7-1-0, 1 SO, 1.38 GAA, .952 sv%

When I said yesterday that teams have no chance if they only get 18 shots on Andrei Vasilevski, I forgot to post the caveat that they might have a chance if they allow only 12 shots and shut the team in front of Vasilevski out. That happened today as he fell for the first time this season 1-0 to Nizhnekamsk Jr. The winning goal was scored with just 7 seconds left in regulation, no less. Amazing stuff, even in defeat. Ufa Jr. draws Perm Jr. next on Saturday.

MHL Game Day: 9-18-12

Orenburg 3 vs. Chelyabinsk Jr. 7
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., DNP
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was out of the lineup for the 5th straight game for Chelyabinsk Jr. in their 7-3 win over Orenburg. Chelyabinsk Jr. faces Magnitogorsk Jr. next on Sunday.

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