European Leagues

Subway Super Series: Game 4 (11-14-11)

OHL All-Stars 6 @ Russia 3
Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Series totals: 4 GP, 2-2-4, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Series totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a second period goal after the game got out of hand in Russia's 6-3 loss to the OHL All-Stars. Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in the match. The OHL sweeps the second leg of the Super Series. Russia moves on to face the WHL-All Stars on Wednesday.

Note: This thread will be updated with extended stats as they become available.

Karjala Cup: Round 3

Sweden 4 @ Finland 3
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Sweden held off a fierce late game rally to best Scandinavian rival Finland 4-3 in their final match of the Karjala Cup. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo was chased at 13:36 of the second period, and took a no-decision in the match. Ex-Blues d-man Christian Backman had the eventual game winner on a shorthanded goal. For his part, Lightning prospect Johan Harju was scoreless in all 3 games of the tournament.

Elsewhere, Russia got a pair of third period goals to best Czech Republic 2-1. Russia wins the Karjala Cup with a 2-0-1 record in the tournament. Finland, Czech Republic, and Sweden, in that order, rounded out the table.

Karjala Cup: Round 2

Russia 4 @ Sweden 1
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Johan Harju had a first period minor for high sticking that led to Russia's game opening goal in Sweden's 4-1 loss today. Ex-Nashville Predator Alexander Radulov had 2 goals and 1 assist for the Russians. Sweden concludes with rival Finland on Sunday.

In the other match of the round, ex-Lightning d-man Janne Niskala had a helper to contribute to Finland's 4-0 shutout of Czech Republic.

Karjala Cup: Round 1

11-10-11
Czech Republic 5 @ Sweden 2
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Johan Harju was held scoreless in Sweden's 5-2 blowout loss to the Czech Republic. The Czechs were led by 2 goals by former NHLer Petr Nedved (yes, that Petr Nedved). Ex-Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil was scoreless in the match for the Czechs.

In the other match of the tournament, Russia bested ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo and Finland 2-1 in the shootout on an Alex Radulov conversion. Finland also features ex-Lightning blueliner Janne Niskala. The Russians did not carry Vasily Koshechkin on their roster for the Karjala Cup.

Subway Super Series: Game 3 (11-10-11)

Russia 7 @ OHL All-Stars 10
Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM

Vladislav Namestnikov, Russia, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM

In a wild one, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov assisted on a Nikita Gusev goal and Nikita Nesterov added a power play assist, but it was not enough as Russia fell 10-7 to the OHL All-Stars. Ex-Lightning rookie camper Seth Griffith had 1 goal and 3 points for the OHL in the win. The two squads will square off again on Monday.

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