European Leagues

SM-liiga Game Day: 10-21-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
Tappara 3 @ JYP 2
Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 17/20, 3.05 GAA, .850 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 2.21 GAA, .903 sv%

Riku Helenius got a rare start in JYP's 3-2 loss to Tappara. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was held off the board by JYP. JYP faces KalPa tomorrow.

European Game Day: 10-20-11

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Khabarovsk Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 4
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 8 GP, 7-7-14, -5, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov assisted on a pair of Nikita Gusev goals, 1 on the power play, in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 win over Khabarovsk Jr. CSKA Jr. draws Stupino on Monday.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Brynas 6 @ Lulea 5 (SO)
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 6 PIM

Johan Harju took a minor for delay of game in Lulea's 6-5 shootout loss to Brynas. The forward also failed to convert on his chance in the penalty shot session. Lulea faces Djurgardens on Saturday.

MHL Game Day: 10-19-11

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Khabarovsk Jr. 4 @ CSKA Jr. 2
Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (MHL): 7 GP, 7-5-12, -5, 8 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov had a third period assist and a minor for hooking in CSKA Jr.'s 4-2 loss to Khabarovsk Jr. Kucherov also had a game-high 6 shots on goal for the Red Army Juniors. The two teams will rematch on Thursday.

European Game Day: 10-18-11

SM-liiga (Finland):
JYP 3 @ Jokerit 2
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.04 GAA, .912 sv%

Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin remained on fire with 1 goal and 1 assist in JYP's 3-2 win over Jokerit, including the game winning goal with 5:03 left in the game. JYP has climbed from the basement of the SM-liiga to 7th on the league table in the past couple of weeks. They face Tappara on Friday.

KHL (Russia):
Novokuznetsk 2 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 29/31, 2.00 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-0, 0 SO, 2.51 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-Bruins pick Mikko Lehtonen had a pair of goals to lead Cherepovets to a 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Cherepovets faces Nizhnekamsk on Saturday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Chelyabinsk Jr. 5 @ Novosibirsk Jr. 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-6-11, +12, 12 PIM

Nikita Nesterov took a minor for elbowing in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 5-1 pasting of Novosibirsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. faces Tyumen next on Saturday.

MHL Game Day: 10-17-11

MHL (Russia Jr.):
Chelyabinsk Jr. 2 @ Novosibirsk Jr. 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-6-11, +11, 10 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was held scoreless in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 3-2 loss to Novosibirsk Jr. They have a rematch on Tuesday against Novosibirsk Jr.

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