European Leagues

European Game Day: 11/27/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 6 @ Farjestads 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 34/36, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-6-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .895 sv%

Too little too late? Riku Helenius ran off his second straight win today as Sodertalje defeated Farjestads 6-2. Helenius has improved his GAA to 2.67 and is within percentage points of starter Pontus Sjogren in the save percentage department as he tries to re-claim the starting job for Sodertalje. Farjestads sits in third on the Elitserien table and Sodertalje, adding fuel to the question of whether Helenius deserves another shot to be the starter.

KHL
Kazan 5 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 14 PIM

Is Dmitri Kazionov finally hitting his stride. Kazionov had a helper for the second straight game and played 15:24 in Kazan's 5-1 blitzing of Ekaterinburg. Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen had a pair of goals in the win for Kazan.

KHL Game Day: 11/26/10

Cherepovets 3 @ St. Petersburg 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 38/40, 1.85 GAA, .950 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-9-0, 1 SO, 3.04 GAA, .905 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin got back on the horse today, stopping 38 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping all three shooters he faced for a 3-2 shootout win over Evgeny Nabokov and St. Petersburg. Cherepovets was outshot 40-22 in the match. Yuri Trubachev scored the shootout winner for Cherepovets.

KHL Game Day: 11/25/10

Kazan 3 @ Magnitogorsk 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-2-3, E, 14 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov assisted on a first period goal by defenseman Evgeny Medvedev and played 8:39 in Kazan's 5-3 loss to Magnitogorsk. Kazionov was also 33% on draws in the match. Former NHLer Stan Chistov had 2 goals and 3 points in the match for Magnitogorsk while ex-NHLer Enver Lisin also had 2 goals in the match for Metallurg.

European Game Day: 11/23/10

Elitserien
Timra 2 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 2-1 loss to Timra. Ex-Blues draft pick Daniel Corso had a goal in the match for Timra.

KHL
Kazan 2 @ Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was -1 in 12:55 in Kazan's 3-2 overtime loss to Chelyabinsk. Ex-King and Predator Vitali Yachmenev scored a goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Yaroslavl 3 @ Cherepovets 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Cherepovets' 3-0 loss to Yaroslavl. Rostislav Stana made 17 saves in the loss for Cherepovets.

CSKA 4 @ Dynamo Riga 5
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-6-14, -2, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums had a goal in 18:26 in Riga's 5-4 win over CSKA. Defenseman Yakov Rylov had 3 assists in the match for CSKA.

KHL Game Day: 11/21/10

Chelyabinsk 4 @ Dynamo Riga 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 7-6-13, -3, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 15:26 in Riga's 4-1 loss to Chelyabinsk. Ex-AHL star Raymond Giroux had a pair of helpers in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Kazan 4 @ Spartak Moscow 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 14 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless and took a minor penalty for roughing in 14:46 in Kazan's 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Thrashers second rounder Ilya Nikulin had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.

Nizhnekamsk 0 @ Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to a 20 save shutout by Rostislav Stana and Cherepovets. Stana is now 8-4-0 with 3 shutouts, a 1.96 GAA, and a .932 save percentage.

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