European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 10/1/10

Omsk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 4 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums had an assist in 16:38 of ice time as Dynamo Riga defeated Omsk 4-3 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 16 of 19 shots before falling in the penalty shot session by allowing 2 goals in 7 rounds. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had 2 assists in the match for Riga.

Kazan 7 @ Ufa 5
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 2 assists to lead Kazan to a 7-5 win over Ufa. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the match.

European Game Day: 9/30

Elitserien
Brynas 2 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius' backup, Pontus Sjogren, may not be his backup very long as he helped Sodertalje defeat Brynas 3-2 today. Sodertalje improved to 2-4-0 (1 OTW) on the season with the win and both victories have come in Sjogren's starts. Ex-Avalanche draft pick Linus Videll had a goal in the win. Sodertalje moved out of the league basement and into 11th on the Elitserien table with the victory.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Novgorod 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin enjoyed the night off and watched his backup, ex-Caps draft pick Rostislav Stana, have a commanding 37 save performance to defeat Novgorod 2-1. Stana, who is in his third season in the KHL after three years in the Sweden, has stopped 69 of the 70 shots he's faced in his two starts this year. Impressive. Cherepovets, arguably, has the best goaltending tandem in Europe this season.

KHL Game Day: 9/29/10

Astana 1 @ Dynamo Riga 5
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-8, +4, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums had two goals and an assist, including a shorthanded marker, as Dynamo Riga rolled Barys Astana 5-1. Karsums played just 9:50 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh also had a goal in the match for Riga.

Kazan 3 @ Chelyabinsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov played for the first time this season, skating for 11:40 of Kazan's 3-1 win over Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had two goals in the match to lead Ak Bars to the win.

KHL Game Day: 9/28/10

Cherepovets 3 @ Spartak Moscow 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 27/29, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin snapped a three game personal losing streak in a 27 save win over Spartak Moscow. Severstal got two goals and an assist from Stanislav Zhmakin in the win.

European Game Day: 9/27/10

Elitserien
Linkopings 4 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 13/17, 4.00 GAA, .765 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius is still searching for his first win of the season as he allowed 4 goals on 17 shots today in a 4-0 loss to Linkopings. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena had the shutout for Linkopings.

KHL
Hanti-Mansiysk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 13:13 of ice time in Riga's 3-2 loss to Yugra.

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