WHL All-Stars 5 vs. Russia 2
Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Series totals: 5 GP, 2-2-4, 2 PIM
Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Series totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, 2 PIM
Russia scored the gameâ€™s first goal and had it tied at two later in the game, but the WHL scored three times to win 5-2 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Neither Lightning prospect had a point in the game for Russia. The two teams play again Thursday night in Moose Jaw.
The CHL leads the series 3-2.
Cherepovets 3 @ Mytischi 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 18/23, 5.01 GAA, .783 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%
Ex-Maple Leafs pick Maxim Semenov had 1 goal and 4 points to lead Mytischi to a 5-3 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in the match. Cherepovets faces Dynamo Minsk next on Friday.
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.
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.