Lukko 0 vs. KalPa 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 6 PIM
Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 16:12 of ice time in KalPa's 1-0 win over Lukko. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout.
Ekaterinburg 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: (St. Petersburg): 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of power play goals in his SKA debut as they fell 4-2 to Ekateriburg. Gusev played 14:11 in the match. 36 year old veteran Alexei Simakov had 2 goals and 3 points to lead the way for Ekaterinburg.
Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 32/35, 3.09 GAA, .914 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-8-4, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .912 sv%
Saku Salminen was scoreless in 3:51 of ice time in Jokerit's 3-2 win over Magnitogorsk. Norwegian national Mathis Olimb had 1 goal and 3 points in the win for Jokerit.
Vladivostok 3 vs. Novgorod 8
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-0-0, E, 10 PIM
Carter Ashton had a career day for his KHL career, potting 2 goals in 16:30 of ice time as Novgorod trounced Vladivostok 8-3. 20 year old undrafted centerman Danill Ilyin had 1 goal and 3 points to aid Novgorod's victory.
Sochi 3 vs. Jokerit 0
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in a season high 11:00 of ice time as Jokerit fell to Sochi 3-0. Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had a helper in the match for Sochi. Ex-Blues pick Konstantin Barulin stopped all 38 shots he faced for the shutout.
Elsewhere, the KHL announced that Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk has traded talented young forward Nikita Gusev to SKA St. Petersburg in exchange for financial considerations. Many KHL clubs have been struggling after the Russian economy took a significant hit due to the falling price of oil. According to the KHL's website, Gusev's current KHL deal expires at the end of this season.
Novosibirsk 4 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-0-3, -3, 10 PIM
Ex-Islanders pick David Ullstrom had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novosibirsk in their 4-1 win over Novgorod. Ex-Panthers farmhand Alexander Salak turned away 27 of 28 shots he faced for the win.
Zagreb 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 7 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist, both at even strength, in 12:34 of ice time in Yugra's wild 7-6 Shootout win over Zagreb. Gusev failed on his only attempt of the penalty shot session. Zagreb got a goal and an assist each from ex-Lightning picks Marek Kvapil and Radek Smolenak in defeat. Yugra was paced by a hat trick by ex-Predators pick Konstantin Panov, who also potted the Shootout winner.
Blues 0 vs. KalPa 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +2, 6 PIM
Jonne Tammela struck for his first goal of the season in KalPa's 2-0 shutout win over Blues. Tammela, The Cobra, played 13:46 in the match, and his goal ended up being the game winner as he was named First Star of the game. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 22 shots he faced for the shutout. After languishing toward the bottom of the league table in the early season, KalPa has managed to climb back to 9th in the 15 team league.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/25, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-7-4, 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .912 sv%
Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 4 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 4-3 OT win over Chelyabinsk. Long time KHL star Danis Zaripov chipped in 2 goals and 3 points to support the cause. The match is Magnitka's first since Head Coach Mike Keenan was kicked upstairs after their 6-4 loss to Ufa earlier this week.
Yaroslavl 3 vs. Jokerit 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Ex-NHLer Andrei Loktionov had a helper for Yaroslavl in their 3-1 win over Jokerit.
Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Novgorod 4 (OT)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 3-0-3, -2, 10 PIM
Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:00 of ice time in Novgorod's 4-3 OT win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn had the OT winner for Novgorod. Ex-Avs picks Ryan Stoa and Linus Videll each also had goals in the match, as well.
Brastislava 6 vs. Khanty-Mansysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-6-12, +5, 4 PIM
Yikes. Ex-AHLer Barry Brust had to turn aside just 19 shots to blank Yugra 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:58 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospects Michal Sersen and Vladimir Mihalik each had helpers in the win for Slovan.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Ufa 6
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 26/31, 5.07 GAA, .839 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 7-7-4, 0 SO, 2.36 GAA, .914 sv%
Ufa got 2 goals and 4 points from ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark in their wild 6-4 win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 3 points in defeat for Magnitka.
JYP 0 vs. KalPa 3
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM
Jonne Tammela had a minor for boarding in 14:03 of ice time in KalPa's 3-0 win over JYP. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had a goal in the match while goaltender Eero Kilpelainen, a former Stars pick, stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout.