European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10/15/10

Dynamo Minsk 5 @ Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 4/7, 7.14 GAA, .571 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

Not the kind of performance you want when your backup is playing well. Vasily Kosehchkin was chased after 25:12 in Cherepovets' 5-1 loss to Minsk.

European Game Day: 10/14/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 2 @ HV 71 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .865 sv%

Pontus Sjogren allowed 3 goals on 22 shots in Sodertalje's 4-2 loss to HV 71, possibly opening up the door for Riku Helenius to return to starting duties. Ex-Avs draft pick Linus Videll had a pair of assists in the loss for Sodertalje.

KHL
Novokuznetsk 2 @ Kazan 6
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 1 assist while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in two assists to lead Kazan to a 6-2 dismantling of Novokuznetsk. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 10/13/10

Chekhov 0 @ Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin's backup, ex-Caps prospect Rostislav Stana, just doesn't stink. The netminder posted a 25 save shutout, his second in four starts this season, to lead Cherepovets to a 4-0 lead over Chekhov. Stana is now 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA and .976 sv%. How long will he be the backup with statistics like that? Ex-Flames draft pick Josef Straka had one goal and one assist in the victory.

Dynamo Riga 3 @ Mytischi 0
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-NHLer Mikael Tellqvist had a 34 save shutout in Dynamo Riga's 3-0 win over Mytischi. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:22 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had one goal and two assists in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 10/12/10

Novosibirsk 2 @ Kazan 3 (OT)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM

Ex-Blues draft pick Evgeny Skachkov had one goal and one assist, including the overtime winner, in Kazan's 3-2 victory over Novosibirsk. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov took a minor penalty for boarding in 13:49 of ice time in the match. Kazionov is still looking for his first point of the season. Kazionov had 18 goals and 27 points in 52 games last season.

KHL Game Day: 10/11/10

Dynamo Minsk 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 37/41, 3.75 GAA, .902 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Leo Komarev scored a power play goal 3:58 into overtime to send Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets to a 4-3 defeat. Yuri Trubachev had one goal and one assist for Cherepovets. Trubachev was a linemate of ex-Lightning prospect Alex Polushin during a gold medal run at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Dynamo Riga 5 @ Yaroslavl 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-Penguin Tomas Surovy had two goals and one assist to lead Riga to a 5-3 win over Yaroslavl. Martins Karsums assisted on one of Surovy's goals and took minor penalties for slashing and interference in 15:19 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/9/10

Elitserien
MODO 6 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, No Decision, 19/21, 3.91 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .866 sv%

MODO chased starter Pontus Sjogren midway through the second period on their way to a 6-3 win over Sodertalje. Sjogren allowed 4 goals on 19 shots to take his first loss of the season. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals the rest of the way in mop up duty. MODO got a hat trick from Norweigian-born forward Kristian Forsberg in the victory. Sodertalje got the obligatory goal, plus an assist, from ex-Avs pick Linus Viddell.

KHL
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novgorod 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 16 PIM

Ex-Preds pick Lauris Darzins had a pair of assists to help lead Riga to a 4-1 win over Torpedo Novgorod. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:33 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/7/10 and 10/8/10

10/7/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 3 @ Djurgardens 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Pontus Sjogren improved to 4-0-0 by virtue of a 31 save performance against Djurgardens to keep Lightning prospect Riku Helenius firmly in place on the bench for Sodertalje. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had a goal in the match for Sodertalje. Ex-Lightning prospects Josef Boumedienne and Andreas Holmqvist assisted on Djurgardens' lone goal. Sodertalje evens their record at 4-4-0 (2 OTW) and has risen to eighth on the Elitserien table.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Mytischi 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as his backup, Rostislav Stana, stayed a perfect 3-0-0 this season with a 26 save performance against Mytischi. Ex-Lightning prospect Vadim Epanchintsev had a goal in the match for Mytischi.

10/8/10

KHL
Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Kazan 0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 16:54 in Kazan's 3-0 shutout loss to Nizhnekamsk.

KHL Game Day: 10/3/10

Kazan 2 @ Magnitogorsk 3
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a pair of goals to lead Magnitogorsk to a 3-2 win over Kazan. Dmitri Kazionov played 14:26 in the match. Ex-Lightning first round pick Nikita Alexeev scored a goal in the game for Kazan, his first of the season.

European Game Day: 10/2/10

Elitserien
Frolunda 1 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Is this the end of Riku Helenius' reign as starting goaltender of Sodertalje? His backup, Pontus Sjogren, had a 23 save performance to defeat Frolunda 2-1. Sjogren ran his season record to 3-0-0, with a 2.29 GAA and a .927 sv%. He holds all three of Sodertalje's wins so far this season. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll scored the game winner.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Chekhov 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin helped to stave off a goaltending controversy of his own with a 21 save win over Chekhov. Another ex-Avs draft pick, Sergei Soin, had a goal in the match for Severstal.

KHL Game Day: 10/1/10

Omsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 4 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums had an assist in 16:38 of ice time as Dynamo Riga defeated Omsk 4-3 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 16 of 19 shots before falling in the penalty shot session by allowing 2 goals in 7 rounds. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had 2 assists in the match for Riga.

Kazan 7 @ Ufa 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Kazan to a 7-5 win over Ufa. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the match.

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