Yaroslavl Jr. 8 vs. Mytischi Jr. 2
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 50 PIM
2018 draft eligible Griogri Denisenko had 2 goals and 3 points in Loko Jr's 8-2 drubbing of Mytischi Jr. The 16 year old had 61 points in 29 games last year for Loko's U17 program.
Yaroslavl Jr. 6 vs. Mytischi Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 52 PIM
Denisenko complete the two game set against Mytischi Jr. with 1 goal and 1 assist in Loko Jr.'s 6-1 win. He now has 17 points in 21 MHL games this season. Oleg Sosunov took a minor for cross checking in the victory.
St. Petersburg 6 vs. Novosibirsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 21-40-61, +35, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev potted his 21st goal of the season, matching his career high, and added power play and even strength helpers in garbage time in the Third Period in SKA's commanding 6-2 win over Novosibirsk. Gusev played 17:13 in the match. Gusev sits in 4th in the KHL in points and assists and second in plus-minus. Linemate Evgeny Dadonov also contributed 2 goals and 1 point to SKA's cause.
SaiPa 1 vs. JYP 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -1, 41 PIM
Saku Salminen played just 4:24 as SaiPa got smashed by JYP 5-1.
Yaroslavl Jr. 1 vs. Dinamo Riga Jr. 0
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 50 PIM
Oleg Sosunov returned to the lineup and was scoreless for Loko Jr. in their 1-0 defeat of Riga Jr. Goaltender Artyom Melnikov stopped all 18 shots he faced for the shutout victory.
St. Petersburg 9 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 20-38-58, +33, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored the 9th and final goal in a Friday 13th massacre that concluded with SKA defeating Novokuznetsk 9-1. Gusev also had a power play helper in his 16:54 of ice time. Gusev's goal was his 20th of his season, making this the third straight season the young forward has hit 20 goals in the KHL, and he's now 1 goal shy of his career high of 21 set in 2014-2015 with Khanty-Mansiysk. Gusev's linemates Evgeny Dadonov and Vadim Shipachyov were the high men for SKA with 4 points each.
SaiPa 1 vs. Jukurit 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in 7:33 of ice time as SaiPa defeated Jukurit 1-0. Ex-Oilers pick Frans Tuohimaa turned aside all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.
St. Petersburg 5 vs. Omsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 19-37-56, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers in 15:44 of ice time as SKA defeated Avangard Omsk 5-3. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had 1 goal and 3 points for SKA in the win.
CSKA 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 44 GP, 19-35-54, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and potted the winner in the penalty shot session in SKA's 3-2 Shootout win over CSKA. He played 16:15 in the win. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov had a pair of helpers in the win.
Karpat 5 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 39 PIM
Saku Salminen had 5 shots on goal in 9:28 of ice time as SaiPa got smashed 5-2 by Karpat. SaiPa has fallen into a tie in points (42) with Lukko for the bottom spot on the 15 team Liiga table.
Dinamo Riga 1 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 18-35-53, +31, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachyov's Second Period goal in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Dinamo Riga. Gusev played 16:00 in the match and is currently tied for 4th in the KHL in scoring, tied for 3rd in assists, and is second in plus-minus. Rangers 4th rounder Igor Shestyorkin had to make just 12 saves in the game for the victory with SKA winning on the shot board 44-13.