European Leagues

Liiga Game Day: 10-8-16

SaiPa 3 vs. Pelicans 4
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 25 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 25 PIM

Saku Salminen was kicked out of the game for kneeing in SaiPa's 4-3 loss to Pelicans Lahti. He played 10:22 in the match before getting the boot. Danish forward Morten Poulsen helped lead the way for Pelicans with 1 goal and 2 points.

KHL Game Day: 10-8-16

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Jokerit 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-13-21, +16, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of Evgeny Dadonov goals in SKA's 6-0 squash of Jokerit Helsinki. Gusev played 17:08 in the match. He now sits in 4th in the KHL in scoring, 4 points back of league leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk.

Liiga Game Day: 10-6-16

SaiPa 2 vs. TPS 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was -1 in 12:42 as SaiPa was crushed 5-2 by TPS. TPS got a goal by ex-NHL'er Tomi Kallio in the win.

KHL Game Day: 10-6-16

St. Petersburg 2 vs. CSKA 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was a scratch for SKA's 2-0 win over CSKA. The game marked the return of SKA to a full strength roster with Pavel Datsyuk the last to return to the lineup from the WCOH. He assisted on the Third Period empty netter that sealed ex-Rangers pick Igor Shestyorkin's 38 save shutout win.

KHL Game Day: 10-4-16

Bratislava 0 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM

Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk potted a hat trick for SKA as they beat the stuffing out of Slovan Bratislava 6-0. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 12:54 in the match but he did have a team high 6 shots on goal in the contest.

MHL Game Day: 10-2-16

Yaroslavl Jr. 4 vs. Spartak Moscow Jr. 3 (SO)
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 8 PIM

Oleg Sosunov was -2 in Loko Jr.'s 4-3 SO loss to Spartak Jr.

KHL Game Day: 10-2-16

Zagreb 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 8-11-19, +14, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on a pair of goals by ex-NHL'er Evgeny Dadonov, including one on the power play, in SKA's 5-4 OT loss to Zagreb. He played a substantial 20:18 in ice time in the match. Dadonov went on to score a hat trick in the match in defeat.

Liiga Game Day: 10-1-16

JYP 5 vs. SaiPa 2
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen assisted on an early Second Period goal before it all went off the rails for SaiPa in their 5-2 loss to JYP. He played 13:22 in the match and was also 47% on 15 draws. 36 year old Jani Tuppurainen led the way for JYP with 2 goals and 3 points.

MHL Game Day: 10-1-16

Yaroslav Jr. 0 vs. Spartak Moscow Jr. 1
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 8 PIM

Spartak Jr.'s goal 1:53 into the Third Period was the lone tally in their 1-0 win over Loko Jr. Oleg Sosunov did not dress for the match, in which the youngsters from Yaroslavl iced 7 defensemen.

Liiga Game Day: 9-30-16

SaiPa 3 vs. Ilves 4 (OT)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was 57% on 14 draws in 12:33 of ice time in SaiPa's 4-3 OT loss to Ilves. Ex-Lightning pick Matias Sointu had a goal in the win for Ilves.

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