European Leagues

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-11-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)Novgorod 1 vs. (7)CSKA 3
CSKA Leads the Series 2-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 18:01 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 Game Three loss to top seeded CSKA. Ex-Ottawa farmhand Stephane Da Costa had a goal in the win for CSKA.

(5)St. Petersburg 0 vs. (6)Dynamo Moscow 4
Dynamo Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 3-4-7, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev was blanked in 19:05 of ice time in SKA's 4-0 Game Three loss to Dynamo Moscow. Gusev did lead SKA in shots on goal with 6. 35 year old veteran netminder Alexander Yeryomenko stopped all 34 shots he faced for the shutout.

Liiga Game Day: 3-10-16

KalPa 3 vs. Lukko 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela made the most of KalPa's regular season finale, posting 1 goal and 1 assist in 12:44 in their 3-2 win over Lukko. KalPa finishes the campaign in 8th place on the 15 team Liiga table.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-10-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 3
Series Tied 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 16/19, 4.73 GAA, .842 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 2 SO, 1.11 GAA, .960 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted late in the Second Period in Magnitogorsk's 3-1 Game Two loss to Novosibirsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had a pair of helpers for Novosibirsk to help key the win.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-9-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)CSKA 5 vs. (7)Novgorod 1
Series Tied 1-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

CSKA got 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Crunch forward Geoff Platt as they spanked Novgorod 5-1 to knot their second round playoff series at 1-1. Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:04 in the match.

(5)Dynamo Moscow 4 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Series Tied 1-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and a power play helper in 23:40 of ice time in SKA's 4-3 OT Game Two loss to Dynamo Moscow.

Liiga Game Day: 3-8-16

Tappara 0 vs. KalPa 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 33 shots he faced to blank Tappara 1-0. Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 15:28 in the match.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-8-16

KHL Eastern Conference Semfinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 30/31, 1.00 GAA, .968 sv%
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 2 SO, 0.34 GAA, .988 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-19-5, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin allowed a goal for the first time in these KHL playoffs, but stopped the other 30 shots he faced in Magnitka's 3-1 Game One win over Novosibirsk. Ex-NHL'er Alexander Semin had 2 goals, while fellow ex-NHL'er Wojtek Wolski assisted on both goals in the win. Ex-Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had Novosibirsk's lone goal in defeat.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-7-16

KHL Western Conference Semifinals
(1)CSKA 1 vs. (7)Novogorod 2
Novgorod Leads the Series 1-0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, E, 31 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had a goal, assisted by ex-NHL'er Nikolai Zherdev, in Novgorod's 2-1 Game One win over CSKA. Ex-Preds first rounder Alexander Radulov had the lone goal in the match for CSKA. Carter Ashton was scoreless with a minor for high sticking in 13:50 of ice time in the victory.

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

Nikita Gusev scored the GWG on the power play to lift SKA to a 3-2 Game One win over Dynamo Moscow. He also had a power play helper on the game's opening goal in 18:36 of ice time. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the lineup for SKA in the match after his Round One exile for poor play.

Liiga Game Day: 3-5-16

KalPa 0 vs. KooKoo 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

Jonne Tammela returned to the lineup and was scoreless in 14:30 of ice time in KalPa's 1-0 loss to KooKoo. Undrafted 26 year old netminder Juha Jarvenpaa stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-3-16

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(7)Ekaterinburg 2 vs. (2)Magnitogorsk 5
Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 2 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov allowed 2 goals on 20 shots for the win on Magnitka's 5-2 Game Six, series-clinching victory over upset-minded Ekaterinburg. Undrafted 23 year old Czech forward Tomas Filippi had a pair of insurance goals in the win. Defenseman Alexei Vasilevskiy, brother of Andrei, had a helper in defeat for Ekaterinburg. He finished the series with 3 goals and 4 points in 6 games.

Meanwhile, the Western Conference Semifinals brackets are set with #1 seed CSKA facing #7 seed Novgorod and #6 seed SKA St. Petersburg drawing #5 seed Dynamo Moscow.

Liiga Game Day: 3-2-16

Ilves 4 vs. KalPa 3 (OT)
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, DNP
Season totals: 34 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

Veteran European pro Sebastian Lauritzen scored 2 goals for KalPa in their 4-3 OT loss to Ilves. 10 year Liiga veteran Joonas Riekkinen scored the OT winner and had a helper in the win for Ilves. KalPa still sits in 8th on the Liiga table.

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