European Leagues

Karjala Tournament Game Day: 11-3-16

Russia 5 vs. Finland 1
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev potted an empty net goal in Russia's 5-1 win over Finland. Russia scored 4 goals in the game's final frame to pull away from the host nation. Ex-Stars first rounder Valery Nichushkin had 3 helpers in the win for the Russians.

Liiga Game Day: 10-29-16

TPS 2 vs. SaiPa 3 (SO)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-1-2, -7, 27 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 7:13 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 Shootout win over TPS. Ex-Canadiens farmhand Brock Trotter had a goal in the win for SaiPa, which still sits in 13th in the 15 team league.

Liiga Game Day: 10-28-16

Ilves 2 vs. SaiPa 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 27 PIM

Ex-Bruins first rounder Hannu Toivonen turned aside 31 shots for Ilves in their 2-1 win over SaiPa.

MHL Game Day: 10-28-16

Cherepovets Jr. 0 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 2
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 26 PIM

Undrafted 18 year old Yaroslavl Jr. goaltender Ilya Konovalov stopped all 21 shots he faced in Yaroslavl Jr.'s 2-0 shutout win over Cherepovets Jr.

MHL Game Day: 10-27-16

Cherepovets Jr. 1 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 26 PIM

Oleg Sosunov had minors for hooking and slashing in Loko Jr.'s 3-1 win over Cherepovets Jr. Yaroslavl Jr. sits in 8th on the league table, currently, just above the playoff cutoff line.

KHL Game Day: 10-27-16

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Zagreb 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-20-30, +21, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a Third Period garbage time assist in SKA's 6-0 throttling of Zagreb. Gusev played 15:32 in the win. SKA goaltender Igor Shestyorkin turned aside all 20 shots he faced for the shutout. Gusev's 20 assists are tied with 3 others for the top spot in the KHL in helpers and he is now 5th in the league in plus-minus, as well.

Liiga Game Day: 10-25-16

SaiPa 2 vs. Karpat 3 (OT)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 27 PIM

Saku Salminen had a minor for holding in 9:40 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 OT loss to Karpat. SaiPa managed just 14 shots on goal in the loss and they remain in 13th on the 15 team league table.

KHL Game Day: 10-25-16

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Bratislava 1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-19-29, +20, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev's mini slump died hard today beneath an avalanche of points in SKA's 6-1 drubbing of Slovan Bratislava. The young forward a power play helper on the game opening goal and a goal and an assist at even strength the rest of the way in a total of 15:24 of ice time. Linemates Evgeny Dadonov (1-2-3) and Vadim Shipachyov (0-4-4) also enjoyed multi-point games. Gusev moved back to 3rd in the KHL in scoring with the outburst. SKA won its 10th straight game and sits in first place in the Western Conference.

Liiga Game Day: 10-22-16

KooKoo 2 vs. SaiPa 3
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 25 PIM

Saku Salminen was -1 in 8:02 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 win over KooKoo. Ex-Oilers pick Curtis Hamilton had 1 goal and 1 assist for SaiPa in the win. It was a rare positive result for SaiPa, which currently labors in 13th place on the 15-team Liiga table, one spot ahead of KooKoo

KHL Game Day: 10-22-16

Omsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-17-26, +18, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored on his only attempt of the penalty shot session to help SKA to a 3-2 Shootout win over Avangard Omsk. Gusev played 15:07 in the match. Living legend Pavel Datsyuk had a helper in the contest and potted the SO winner for SKA.

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