European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 1-11-10

Omsk 3 @ Yulaev 2 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 27/29, 1.93 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 18-14, 3 SO, 2.05 GAA, .912 sv%

Omsk got 2 goals and 1 assist from former NHLer Timofei Shishkanov, including the overtime winner. Avangard also got a goal from former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov. Yulaev is currently in second place in the KHL Eastern Conference.

KHL Game Day: 1-9-10

Spartak Moscow 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 3-11-14, -6, 28 PIM

Harju keeps steadily increasing his assist totals over the last month, as he had a helper today in 14:22 of ice time. Harju was also 33% on draws in the game. Former Flyers prospect Stefan Ruzicka scored the shootout winner for Spartak.

Note:
The game between Chekhov and Karri Ramo and Omsk that was scheduled for today was postponed.

Update:
The Chekhov/Omsk game was suspended due to an ugly string of brawls that led to 19, yes 19, ejections.

KHL Game Day: 1-8-10

Ekaterinburg 2 @ Nizhnekamsk 1 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM

Kazionov played an even 8:00 in the match. Ekaterinburg's win was an upset as Nizhnekamsk sits in third in the East while Ekateriburg is 5 points behind Togliatti for the 8th and final playoff spot in the conference.

Magnitogorsk 6 @ Togliatti 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 21/21, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 19-15, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .925 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin finally played against his old club after sitting in previous contests against Lada, and he helped dismantle them by pitching a shutout in a 6-0 victory. The shutout is Koshechkin's league leading 6th of the season. The big netminder posted 8 shutouts last year in a Togliatti jersey. Magnitogorsk was led offensively by 2 goals and 1 assist by forward Jan Marek.

Chelyabinsk 2 @ Kazan 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 15-5-20, +5, 12 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov's 15th goal of the season was the 20th point of his campaign, which matches his season total in points for all 55 games he played last season. He played 12:07 in today's match and his goal was an unassisted marker. Kazan was led offensively by 2 goals and 1 assist from long-time Kazan star Denis Zaripov.

KHL Game Day: 1-7-10

Novosibirsk 1 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 3-10-13, -9, 28 PIM

Harju played 16:15 in the match and got his 10th assist of the season, but was just 17% on draws in the win. Swedish Olympian Mattias Weinhandl again led the Dynamo attack with 1 goal and 1 assist.

Novgorod 1 @ Omsk 2
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 17-14, 3 SO, 2.06 GAA, .912 sv%

Ramo got a goal by former Lightning player Eric Perrin and an assist from former Lightning first round pick Alex Svitov as Omsk knocked off Novgorod 2-1.

KHL Game Day: 1-6-10

Magnitogorsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 18-15, 5 SO, 2.06 GAA, .923 sv%

Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 14-5-19, +3, 12 PIM

Kazionov assisted on a second period goal by Janne Pesonen for Ak Bars, but Kazan still fell to Magnitogorsk on the strength of 1 goal and 1 assist from former Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov. Kazionov played 16:11 in the match for Kazan.

Ekaterinburg 1 @ Togliatti 2
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM

The tough KHL education of Denis Kazionov continues, as he was -1 in 11:33 to drop his season plus-minus to -15.

KHL Game Day: 1-5-10

Novokuznetsk 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-9-12, -9, 28 PIM

Harju was limited to just 5 shifts and 4:07 of ice time. Dynamo was led to victory by 2 goals and 1 assist from Swedish Olympian Mattias Weinhandl.

CSKA 3 @ Omsk 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 10/13, 3.00 GAA, .769 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-14, 3 SO, 2.09 GAA, .910 sv%

Omsk fell to defeat despite outshooting CSKA by a spread of 29 to 13. Former NHLer Anton Babchuk had Omsk's only goal.

KHL Game Day: 1-4-10

Ekaterinburg 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 4-3-7, -14, 12 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-4-18, +2, 12 PIM

It was Kazionov brother versus Kazionov brother, as the younger son's team, Ekaterinburg, defeated big brother and Kazan 3-2 in the shootout. Denis played 9:23 in the match while Dmitri got 14:07 of ice time. Kazan got a very late goal from Alexei Morozov with 19 seconds to go in regulation, but failed to talley in the penalty shot session.

Magnitogorsk 2 @ Nizhnekamsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 35 GP, 17-15, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .923 sv%

Former Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov assisted on Tomas Rolinek's third period, game winning goal for Magnitogorsk.

KHL Game Day: 1-3-10

Khabarovsk 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (OT)
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-9-12, -9, 28 PIM

Harju played 11:54 in the match and was 50% on draws. Former Blue Jacket and European league journeyman David Ling scored the winner for Khabarovsk and also had a helper in the game.

KHL Game Day: 12-29-09

Yulaev 4 @ Omsk 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 31/35, 4.00 GAA, .886 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 16-13, 3 SO, 2.06 GAA, .913 sv%

The pride of Ufa, Salavat Yulaev, blitzed Omsk 4-1 to stay in a tie with Magnitogorsk at 87 points for first in the Eastern Conference. Yulaev got 3 goals past Karri Ramo in the final frame of the game to cement the win.

Kazan 7 @ Khabarovsk 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 14-4-18, +2, 12 PIM

Dmitri scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season in 14:59 of ice time as Kazan bulldozed Khabarovsk 7-2. Khabarovsk currently sits just 2 points ahead of Novokuznetsk in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference. Kazionov was assisted on both goals by Janne Pesonen, who played for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the AHL last season and got a 7 game cup of coffee with Pittsburgh last year.

Yaroslavl 3 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-3-7, -13, 10 PIM

The younger Kazionov played 13:31 in today's match, but wasn't able to keep Ekaterinburg from drifting 7 points out of the 8th and final playoff spot in the East today in their 3-1 loss to Tarasov Division leader Yaroslavl. Lokomotiv got a pair of assists from former NHLer Richard Zednik in the win.

Spartak Moscow 1 @ Magnitogorsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 35 GP, 17-15, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily the Cat got the day off as his backup, Ilya Proskuryakov, stopped 19 of 20 shots and both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the victory over Spartak. Ex-Rangers draft pick Jan Marek and ex-Blackhawk and Norfolk Admiral Igor Radulov scored in the shootout for Metallurg.

KHL Game Day: 12-27-09

Omsk 3 @ Cherepovets 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-12, 3 SO, 1.99 GAA, .914 sv%

Ramo got his season GAA back below 2 with a solid 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had his 5th goal of the season in the win and added a helper, which was his 12th point of the season.

Kazan 5 @ Novosibirsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 12-4-16, +2, 12 PIM

The elder Kazionov played 13:48 in the match, opening the scoring for Kazan with his 12th goal of the season before tacking on a pair of assists in the third period.

Yaroslavl 3 @ Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 20/23, 3.00 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 17-15, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .923 sv%

Magnitogorsk managed just 18 shots on goal in their 3-0 shutout loss to Lokomotiv.

KHK MVD 1 @ Ekaterinburg 0
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 4-3-7, -12, 10 PIM

The younger Kazionov brother played just 9:04 in the match. A first period goal from Yuri Babenko would be the only scoring KHK MVD would get or need thanks to a 25 save shutout by former Thrashers prospect Michael Garnett.

CSKA 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (OT)
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 3-9-12, -7, 28 PIM

Harju's linemate, Linus Omark, assisted on the overtime winner for Dynamo in what was an otherwise miserable night for the prospect and his line. Harju ended up playing just 9:50 in the match and was 79% on draws.

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