European Leagues

Liiga Game Day: 1-27-15

Tappara 1 vs. HPK 2 (SO)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM

Ex-Senators farmhand Craig Schira had the shootout winner for HPK in their 2-1 win over Tappara. Lightning prospect Saku Salminen played 11:42 in the match but had a team high 7 shots on goal.

Liiga Game Day: 1-24-15

HPK 2 vs. Karpat 5
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was -1 in 11:49 of ice time in HPK's 5-2 loss to Karpat. Karpat was led by 2 goals from ex-Kings pick Esa Pirnes, as they avenged their loss to HPK on the front half of the home and home set.

Liiga Game Day: 1-23-15

Karpat 2 vs. HPK 4
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in HPK's 4-2 win over Karpat. The forward played 15:42 in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori helped lead the way for HPK with 1 goal and 1 assist. HPK now sits 1 point out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.

KHL Game Day: 1-22-15

Kazan 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 34/36, 2.66 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 26-7-6, 4 SO, 1.76 GAA, .937 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin left today's 3-0 loss to Kazan at 5:02 of the Third Period after allowing 2 goals for Magnitka. Backup Alexei Murygin allowed 1 goal on 2 shots the rest of the way. Ex-Devils second rounder Petr Vrana scored the goal for Ak Bars that led to Koshechkin leaving the contest.

Yaroslavl 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev. Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 18-10-28, +3, 12 PIM

All-Star Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 16:31 in Yugra's 5-2 loss to Yaroslavl. 39 year old ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk had a goal in defeat for Yugra.

Bratislava 4 vs. Mytischi 5
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 1-8-9, +1, 51 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 2/4, 17.60 GAA, .500 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

Dmitry Korobov assisted on a key goal to tie the game at 4-4 with under 10 minutes to go in the Third Period in Mytischi's 5-4 win over Bratislava. Korobov played 20:08 in the match. Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk also had a pair of helpers in the win for Mytischi. Jaroslav Janus was lifted at 6:49 of the First Period in the match after allowing 2 goals on 4 shots to start the game for Slovan. His losing side got 2 assists from ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen in the match.

Liiga Game Day: 1-20-15

HPK 3 vs. KalPa 2 (OT)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-3-6, -1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was -1 in 14:58 in HPK's 3-2 win over KalPa. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori assisted on the OT winner for HPK.

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