Karsums, Martins

European Game Day: 11/2/10

Elitserien
Djurgardens 4 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 25/29, 4.13 GAA, .862 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.98 GAA, .876 sv%

Geez. Riku Helenius and Sodertalje coughed up a third period lead allowing Djurgardens the winning goal with 4:43 left in regulation, and handing Helenius his sixth loss of the season. Backup Pontus Sjogren entered the game with 1:52 left in regulation, possibly due to an injury to Helenius. Ex-Lightning forward Jimmie Olvestad scored Djurgardens' tying goal midway through the third period.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Khabarovsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .902 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 4-2 loss to Khabarovsk. Ex-NHL netminder Yann Danis made 42 stops for Khabarovsk for the win.

CSKA 4 @ Dynamo Riga 3 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-5-12, -3, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless and had a minor penalty for slashing in 17:22 in Riga's 4-3 shootout loss to CSKA. Ex-Predators pick Lauris Darzins had one goal and one assist in the loss for Riga.

KHL Game Day: 10/31/10

Kazan 2 @ Hanty-Mansiysk 3(SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 12 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:47 in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to Yugra.

Spartak Moscow 3 @ Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 23/26, 3.02 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .902 sv%

Not since his short-lived stint in Kazan has Vasily Koshechkin had such a poor start to a season. He dropped to 5-8-0 this season with a 3-1 loss todat to Spartak Moscow. Ex-Flyers prospect Stefan Ruczika had one goal and one assist in the match for Spartak.

Dynamo Minsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 4(SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 5-7-12, -3, 24 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless and had a minor for cross checking in Riga's 4-3 shootout loss to Minsk. He played 16:35 in the match. Ex-Predators draft pick Lauris Darzins had a goal and scored the winning shootout marker in the match.

KHL Game Day: 10/27/10

Yulaev 1 @ Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup after a disasterous game two days ago as Rostislav Stana backstopped Cherepovets to a 4-1 win over Yulaev. Ex-Kings draft pick Andrei Shefer had one goal and one assist in the victory. Shefer, a defenseman, played just one season in North America for Halifax of the QMJHL in 1999-2000, and posted 34 goals and 76 points in 72 games; a stat line typically reserved for a forward.

Kazan 2 @ Astana 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 10 PIM

Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:55 and took a minor for hooking as Kazan was pasted by Astana 5-2. Ex-Sharks pick Lukas Kaspar had a hat trick in the victory for Astana.

Dynamo Riga 0 @ Chekhov 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 7-5-12, -1, 22 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 16:59 as Riga was shutout by Chekhov 2-0. Ex-Flames draft pick Kevin Lalande stopped 26 shots in Chekhov's victory. Former Flyer and Coyote Josh Gratton scored the game's winning goal.

KHL Game Day: 10/25/10

Magnitogorsk 8 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/38, 7.69 GAA, .816 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

So much for Vasily Koshechkin re-finding his form. Ex-Senators draft pick Alexei Kaygorodov had one goal and two assists and ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a goal as Magnitogorsk torched Koshechkin and Cherepovets 8-3. Ouch.

Dynamo Riga 1 @ Dynamo Minsk 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 7-5-12, E, 22 PIM

Martins Karsums was -2 in 15:49 as Riga fell to Minsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had a goal for Minsk.

KHL Game Day: 10/22/10

Cherepovets 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 1 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 35/36, 0.94 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-6-0, 1 SO, 2.58 GAA, .914 sv%

Is The Cat back? For the first time in about a month, Vasily Koshechkin played like Vasily Koshechkin, making 35 saves in Cherepovets' 2-1 overtime win over Dynamo Minsk. Forward Alexei Tsvetkov had the winning goal and an assist for Severstal in the match.

St. Petersburg 5 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-5-12, +2, 22 PIM

Ex-Ducks draft pick Tony Martensson had one goal and three assists and ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a pair of goals as St. Peterburg scorched Dynamo Riga for a 5-3 win. Martins Karsums was an ugly -3 in 17:31 in the match.

KHL Game Day: 10/20/10

Cherepovets 4 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-5-12, +5, 22 PIM

I guess we can officially say Vasily Koshechkin has lost his starting job for Cherepovets. He sat on the bench as Rostislav Stana stopped 26 shots in Severstal's 4-2 win over Riga. Riga forward Martins Karsums was -1 and had a tripping minor in 13:59 of ice time. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a goal in the match for Cherepovets.

KHL Game Day: 10/18/10

Cherepovets 4 @ CSKA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

Rostislav Stana had his first subpar start of the year for Cherepovets, allowing 3 goals on just 19 shots, but he still got the win to keep his record unblemished for the season. Ex-NHLer Slava Kozlov had one goal and two assists for CSKA in the loss.

Spartak Moscow 2 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-5-12, +6, 20 PIM

Martins Karsums had the game winning goal and a power play assist in 15:31 of ice time to lead Riga to a 3-2 victory over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Flyers prospect Stefan Rucizka had two assists in the match for Spartak.

KHL Game Day: 10/13/10

Chekhov 0 @ Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin's backup, ex-Caps prospect Rostislav Stana, just doesn't stink. The netminder posted a 25 save shutout, his second in four starts this season, to lead Cherepovets to a 4-0 lead over Chekhov. Stana is now 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA and .976 sv%. How long will he be the backup with statistics like that? Ex-Flames draft pick Josef Straka had one goal and one assist in the victory.

Dynamo Riga 3 @ Mytischi 0
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-NHLer Mikael Tellqvist had a 34 save shutout in Dynamo Riga's 3-0 win over Mytischi. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:22 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had one goal and two assists in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 10/11/10

Dynamo Minsk 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 37/41, 3.75 GAA, .902 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Leo Komarev scored a power play goal 3:58 into overtime to send Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets to a 4-3 defeat. Yuri Trubachev had one goal and one assist for Cherepovets. Trubachev was a linemate of ex-Lightning prospect Alex Polushin during a gold medal run at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Dynamo Riga 5 @ Yaroslavl 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-Penguin Tomas Surovy had two goals and one assist to lead Riga to a 5-3 win over Yaroslavl. Martins Karsums assisted on one of Surovy's goals and took minor penalties for slashing and interference in 15:19 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/9/10

Elitserien
MODO 6 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, No Decision, 19/21, 3.91 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .866 sv%

MODO chased starter Pontus Sjogren midway through the second period on their way to a 6-3 win over Sodertalje. Sjogren allowed 4 goals on 19 shots to take his first loss of the season. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals the rest of the way in mop up duty. MODO got a hat trick from Norweigian-born forward Kristian Forsberg in the victory. Sodertalje got the obligatory goal, plus an assist, from ex-Avs pick Linus Viddell.

KHL
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novgorod 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 16 PIM

Ex-Preds pick Lauris Darzins had a pair of assists to help lead Riga to a 4-1 win over Torpedo Novgorod. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:33 in the match.

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