European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 9-3-15

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/25, 1.85 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 1.94 GAA, .913 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitka defeated Barys Astana 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of helpers for Astana, which blew a 2-0 lead coming out of the First Period. Washington Capitals first rounder Ilya Samsonov, who is Koshechkin's backup, has yet to see KHL game action this season.

KHL Game Day: 9-2-15

Cherepovets 4 vs. Novgorod 3 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton had a First Period power play goal in Novgorod's 4-2 SO loss to Cherepovets. Ashton played 19:13 in the match. Ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn assisted on Ashton's marker.

KHL Game Day: 9-1-15

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .911 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolkski had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in their 6-2 win over Yugra. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 26 shots in the win. Nikita Gusev assisted on a Second Period goal to cut Yugra's defecit to 2-1, but Magnitka scored the next 3 goals to help put the victory away. Gusev played 18:14 in the match.

KHL Game Day: 8-31-15

Spartak 2 vs. Novgorod 5
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton had his first KHL goal in 16:11 of ice time as Novgorod smashed Spartak Moscow 5-2. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy had a goal for Spartak in defeat.

KHL Game Day: 8-30-15

Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 12/14, 2.04 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .903 sv%

Magnitogorsk fell 2-1 to Ekaterinburg despite outshooting their opponents 23-14 in the match in a tight checking affair. It was Vasily Koshechkin's first loss of the campaign.

Ufa 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season as Ufa doubled up Yugra 4-2. The forward played 15:47 in the match and led his club with 6 shots on goal. Undrafted 22 year old defenseman Zakhar Arzamastsev had a pair of helpers for Ufa in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 8-29-15

St. Petersburg 1 vs. Novgorod 3
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 16:07 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 win over SKA St. Petersburg. The team got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov in the win.

KHL Game Day: 8-28-15

Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 5
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 2-1-3, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +3, 2 PIM

The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev notched the Third Period, game winning goal and had a power play helper on the insurance marker in Yugra's 5-3 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. The young forward also had a Second Period tally in the match and a minor for holding in 13:34 of ice time in his club's first win of the new regular season.

KHL Game Day: 8-27-15

Omsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/26, 2.77 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 1.92 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned away all three shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to lift Magnitka to a 4-3 shootout win over Omsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

Jokerit 5 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 20 shots as Jokerit steamrolled Novgorod 5-1. Carter Ashton had a minor for hooking in 16:13 in defeat. There's still no word as of yet on what Jokerit will do with forward Saku Salminen.

KHL Game Day: 8-26-15

Nizhnekamsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a third period power play helper to help Yugra tie their opener with Nizhnekamsk 1-1. But, under 4 minutes later, Evgeny Griogorenko had his second goal of the game to lift Nizhnekamsk to the 2-1 win. Gusev played 19:45 in the match.

KHL Game Day: 8-25-15

Novgorod 3 vs. Yaroslavl 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 20:44 of ice time and unsuccessful in his lone shootout attempt in Novgorod's 3-2 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov had the shootout winner for Novgorod.

Astana 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%

Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had the game winning goal and added an assist in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 win over Astana.

Elsewhere in the KHL, Jokerit defeated Cherepovets 3-2 in their opening match of the season. Jokerit property Saku Salminen was cut from the team's KHL roster toward the end of preseason and it is yet to be determined where he will play this season. Last season, Jokerit loaned Salminen to SM-liiga side HPK for the 2014-2015 campaign. The Finnish league's regular season is slated to begin on 9-11-15.

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