European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 9-25-11

KHL:
Dynamo Riga 5 @ CSKA 3
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a rough 6:57 of ice time in CSKA's 5-3 loss to Riga. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a pair of assists in the loss for CSKA. CSKA plays Spartak Moscow on Friday.

MHL:
Chelyabinsk Jr. 5 @ Orenburg 7
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr. 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-8, +10, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov had a shorthanded assist, but was an uncustomary -2 today in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 7-5 loss to Orenburg. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Ufa Jr. on Tuesday.

European Game Day: 9-24-11

All Scandinavian up in your area:

SM-liiga (Finland):
Blues 1 @ JYP 0
Riku Helenius, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.10 GAA, .887 sv%

Talaja Roope's first period marker was the only scoring in Espoo's 1-0 win over JYP. JYP draws Lukko next on Tuesday.

Elitserien (Sweden)
Lulea 2 @ HV 71 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 0 PIM

Johan Harju had 1 goal and 1 assist, but failed on his shootout opportunity in Lulea's 3-2 loss to HV 71. After taking a couple of games to get going again in his return to the Elitserien, Harju now moves above a point a game. Lulea will play Farjestads on Tuesday.

European Game Day: 9-23-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
JYP 1 @ Pelicans 3
Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 27/30, 3.09 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.10 GAA, .887 sv%

The good news is Riku Helenius has started the season in a tandem situation for JYP in the SM-liiga. The bad news is he's still looking for his first win after falling 3-1 to Lahti today. Ex-Lightning player Eric Perrin had a helper on JYP's only goal. JYP faces Blues Espoo tomorrow.

KHL (Russia):
CSKA 3 @ Poprad 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

CSKA overcame a goal by ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy to defeat Slovakian-based Poprad 3-2. Nikita Kucherov played 8:11 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospect Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in 17:24 on the blueline for Poprad. CSKA faces Dynamo Riga on Sunday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Chelyabinsk Jr. 7 @ Nizhnekamsk Jr. 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +12, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov may be cooling off offensively, after back-to-back scoreless games, but he did run his +/- to +12 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 7-3 shellacking of Nizhnekamsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Orenburg on Sunday.

European Game Day: 9-22-11

KHL (Russia):
Omsk 5 @ Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/33, 5.00 GAA, .848 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .921 sv%

Ex-NHLer Martin Skoula had a helper for Omsk in their 5-2 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo made 18 saves for the victory. Cherepovets faces Hanty-Masisysk on Monday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Djurgardens 2 @ Lulea 5
Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM

Johan Harju had a power play assist and an even strength goal to lead Lulea to a 5-2 victory over Djurgardens. Blast from the past Jimmie Olvestad had 12 minutes in penalties for checking to the head that led to Harju's power play assist while another blast from the past, Josef Boumedienne, also had 2 penalty minutes for Djurgardens. Lulea faces HV 71 on Saturday.

SM-liiga Game Day: 9-21-11

JYP 2 @ Blues 1 (SO)
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 2-1 shootout win over Blues Espoo. JYP faces Pelicans Lahti next on Friday.

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