European Leagues

U20 WJC Game Day: 1-4-14

Semifinal Round
Sweden 2 vs. Russia 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Loss, 19/21, 2.01 GAA, .905 sv%
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .924 sv%

Columbus second rounder Oscar Dansk made 26 saves to help lead Sweden to a narrow 2-1 win over Russia. Pittsburgh third rounder Oskar Sundqvist had the game winning goal for the Swedes. Undrafted forward Damir Zhafyarov had Russia's only goal and was named their team's best player of the match. Vasilevskiy was named one of Russia's top-3 players for the tournament.

Canada 1 vs. Finland 5
Henri Ikonen, Finland, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM

Jonathan Drouin, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 12 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 3-6-9, +5, 24 PIM

Blackhawks first rounder and Finnish captain Teuvo Taravainen had 2 goals and 1 assist in Finland's stunning 5-1 blitzing of Canada. Jonathan Drouin scored Canada's only goal, but also took his second penalty for checking to the head and neck area of the tournament, as well. He was not named one of Canada's top-3 players for the tournament.

Canada will square off with Russia in the Bronze Medal Match tomorrow while Finland and Sweden will play for the Gold Medal.

KHL Game Day: 1-3-14

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Bratislava 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 22-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .937 sv%

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 15/21, 10.85 GAA, .714 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-12-4, 2 SO, 3.11 GAA, .889 sv%

Jaroslav Janus was pulled 13:10 into the Second Period after former Capitals draft pick Oscar Osala's goal made it 6-0 as Magnitogorsk boat raced Slovan by a final tally of 6-2. Osala finished with 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.

Kazan 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev's goal, his first point in months, was not enough for Yugra as they were doubled up by Ak Bars Kazan 4-2. Kazan got a goal by former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov, his 8th of the campaign, in the victory.

Elsewhere, sans-Andrey Vasilevskiy Ufa defeated Riga 4-3 in overtime. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had the winner for Ufa.

U20 WJC Game Day: 12-31-13

Group A
USA 2 vs. Canada 3
Jonathan Drouin, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 12 PIM

Adam Erne, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Jonathan Drouin had the primary assist on Curtis Lazar's power play, game winning goal as Canada edged USA 3-2. Drouin's Halifax teammate, Zachary Fucale, made 24 key stops on the way to being named the match's best player. Fucale was a second round pick by the Canadiens in the June draft.

Group B
Sweden 3 vs. Russia 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Loss, 29/32, 3.02 GAA, .906 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 1.61 GAA, .939 sv%

Montreal second rounder Jacob de la Rose scored with just 2:22 left in regulation to lift Sweden to a 3-2 triumph over Russia in the marquee matchup of Group B. Blue Jackets second rounder Oscar Dansk made 23 saves for the victory for Sweden. Vasilevskiy was named Player of the Game for Russia.

Group B
Finland 3 vs. Switzerland 4
Henri Ikonen, Finland, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM

Switzerland strikes again, this time upsetting the Finns, who had just upset the Russians. Ikonen had his second assist in as many games.

Canada and Sweden take the top spots in Group A and Group B, respectively. USA finishes in second in Group A and Russia finishes in third in Group B. The Quarterfinal Round takes place Thursday with USA and Russia squaring off in what may be a classic match and Canada drawing Switzerland. Finland will face the Czechs.

KHL Game Day: 12-29-13

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 17/19, 2.04 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 21-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .937 sv%

Yaroslavl overcame a goal by former Detroit farmhand Francis Pare to defeat Magnitogorsk 3-1. Loko tacked on an empty net goal with under a minute to close out the tightly contested victory.

Dinamo Riga 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 38/39, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-11-4, 2 SO, 2.94 GAA, .894 sv%

Jaroslav Janus helped Slovan overcome a 39-20 shot deficit to defeat Riga 3-1.

KHL Game Day: 12-28-13

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk[/b], 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev took a tripping minor in 11:23 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov had a helper for Yugra in the win.

Also, with Andrey Vasilevskiy off at the WJC's, Ufa defeated St. Petersburg 2-1.

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