European Leagues

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-27-16

KHL Eastern Conference Finals
(4)Ufa 3 vs. (2)Magnitogorsk 2
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 21/24, 3.04 GAA, .875 sv%
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 8-2-0, 2 SO, 1.49 GAA, .951 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin lost for just the second time in the KHL playoffs as Ufa nipped Magnitka 3-2 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals. Ex-NHLer Sami Lepisto had the GWG for Ufa and had 2 goals, overall, in the match. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Maxim Mayorov also chipped in 2 assists for Ufa in the win.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-25-16

KHL Eastern Conference Finals
(2)Magnitogorsk 6 vs. (4)Ufa 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 41/42, 1.01 GAA, .976 sv%
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 8-1-0, 2 SO, 1.32 GAA, .958 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

6 different goalscorers contributed for Magnitogorsk in their 6-1 Game Two steamrolling of Ufa. Magnitka's attack included 1 goal and 3 points by ex-NHL'er Alexander Semin. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 41 shots for the win.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-24-16

KHL Western Conference Finals
(1)CSKA 3 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 2
CSKA Leads the Series 2-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 5-9-14, -1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov scored the game winning goal on the power play with under 4 minutes left in the Third Period to lift CSKA to a 3-2 Game Two win over SKA. Radulov also had a helper in the match. Ex-Syracuse Crunch forward Geoff Platt had CSKA's other two goals in the win. Nikita Gusev played 16:28 in the match for SKA.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-23-16

KHL Eastern Conference Finals
(2)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (4)Ufa 2 (OT)
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 47/49, 1.34 GAA, .959 sv%
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 7-1-0, 2 SO, 1.35 GAA, .954 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin scored 9:37 into the second OT of Game One to deliver Magnitogorsk and 3-2 win over Ufa. Mozyakin also had a helper in the win. Ex-Wings second rounder Igor Grigorenko had a goal in defeat for Ufa and ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark added a pair of helpers.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-22-16

KHL Western Conference Finals
(1)CSKA 3 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 0
CSKA Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 12 GP, 5-9-14, -1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Isles third rounder Ilya Sorokin stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout in CSKA's 3-0 Game One win over SKA. Ex-Senators farmhand Stephane DaCosta had a goal in the match for CSKA. Nikita Gusev played 20:10 in the loss.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-17-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(6)St. Petersburg 2 vs. (5)Dynamo Moscow 0
St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 11 GP, 5-9-14, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored the eventual GWG on the power play in St. Petersburg's 2-0, Game Six, series-clinching win over Dynamo Moscow. The forward played 15:40 in the match. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen turned aside all 31 shots he faced for the shutout. SKA St. Petersburg advances to the KHL Western Conference Finals where they will face top-seeded CSKA.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-16-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 1
Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 6-1-0, 2 SO, 1.36 GAA, .953 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin scored the eventual game winning goal in Magnitka's 2-1, series-clinching Game Five win over Novosibirsk. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin becomes the first Lightning prospect to advance through to the KHL Conference Finals round this year. Nikita Gusev and SKA St. Petersburg will attempt to advance to the Western Conference Finals in Game Six against Dynamo Moscow tomorrow.

Liiga Playoff Game Day: 3-15-16

Liiga Playoffs First Round
(8)KalPa 1 vs. (9)Pelicans 2
Pelicans Wins the Series 2-1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 13:38 of ice time in KalPa's decisive Game Three opening round loss to Pelicans. Ex-Flyers pick Ryan Potulny scored the winner for Pelicans. There are several potential options for Tammela next season, which include staying in the Liiga another year, joining Peterborough, which owns his Canadian junior rights, in the OHL, or even playing in the AHL, depending on the preferences of his camp and the Lightning organization.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-15-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)CSKA 3 vs. (7)Novgorod 2
CSKA Wins the Series 4-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 38 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Carter Ashton had a minor for holding late in the Third Period in Novgorod's elimination game 3-2 loss to CSKA. Ashton's penalty dampened a late game comeback from his club, and by going scoreless in 14:49 of ice time, he finished the playoffs without a point in 9 appearances. Ex-Blues second rounder Simon Hjalmarsson led with way with 2 goals, including a shorthanded goal, in the win. Given Ashton's fairly underwhelming season in Russia, it seems unlikely the Lightning will make any moves to retain his rights this summer.

(5)Dynamo Moscow 1 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 4-9-13, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength helper in 14:26 of ice time in SKA's huge 4-1 Game Five win over Dynamo Moscow. Ex-University of New Hampshire forward Steve Moses also had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-14-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(3)Novosibirsk 3 vs. (2)Magnitogorsk 4 (OT)
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 34/37, 2.96 GAA, .919 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 2 SO, 1.42 GAA, .951 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin scored 52 seconds into Overtime to help Magnitogorsk defeat Novosibirsk 4-3 in Game Four of their second round series. Mozyakin also had a helper in the contest. Magnitka also got a goal from ex-NHL'er Wojtek Wolski in the victory.

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