European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 9-25-15

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen did not play for Jokerit in their 6-3 loss to St. Petersburg. Having played sparingly in just 3 games this season, at some point one would hope Salminen will be loaned to a SM-liiga or even a VHL club so he can at least get some ice time to develop this year. SKA St. Petersburg was paced by ex-Panthers pick Evgeny Dadonov's 2 goals and 4 points in the win. They also got a helper from ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin, as well.

Novgorod 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-0-2, -1, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 4 PIM

Carter Ashton had minors for hooking and tripping in 15:04 of ice time in Novgorod's big 6-0 drubbing of Yugra. Nikita Gusev was held scoreless in 15:28 of ice time in the defeat. Novgorod goaltender Mikhail Biryukov needed to make just 12 saves to secure the shutout for Novgorod.

KHL Game Day: 9-23-15

Dinamo Minsk 0 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev notched a power play goal and a minor for tripping in 15:30 of ice time in Yugra's 3-0 win over Minsk. Goaltender Vladislav Fokin stopped all 36 shots he faced for the shutout win. Ex-Predtors pick Konstantin Panov also had a pair of helpers in the win.

Jokerit 4 vs. Bratislava 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Ex-Kings pick Brandon Kozun had 3 assists to propel Jokerit to a 4-1 win against Bratislava. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar had a goal in defeat for Slovan.

Novgorod 2 vs. Ekaterinburg 4
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-0-2, -1, 2 PIM

Carter Ashton was -1 in 15:03 of ice time in Novgorod's 4-2 loss to Ekaterinburg. It was Ashton's first game back in the lineup after missing the past couple of weeks. Ex-Sens pick Dmitry Megalinsky paced Ekaterinburg with 1 goal and 2 points in their win.

KHL Game Day: 9-22-15

Magnitogorsk 0 vs. Vladivostok 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 35/36, 1.02 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 4-3-4, 0 SO, 1.87 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin took the hard luck loss after allowing just 1 goal in Magnitogorsk's 2-0 loss to Vladivostok. Ex-Devils pick Niclas Bergfors had the empty netter in the win for Vladivostok.

KHL Game Day: 9-20-15

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Novokuznetsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-2-4, 0 SO, 1.95 GAA, .927 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov stopped 23 shots in his first start of the year as Magnitka destroyed Novokuznetsk 5-2. Ex-Avs second rounder Ryan Stoa had a goal in defeat for Novokuznetsk.

Khanty-Manisysk 3 vs. Omsk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:30 of ice time in Yugra's 3-0 win over Omsk. Veteran netminder Georgi Gelashvili, stopped all 35 shots he faced for the shutout win.

Elsewhere, Carter Ashton remained out of the lineup as Novgorod fell to Yaroslavl 3-1.

KHL Game Day: 9-19-15

Jokerit 1 vs. Podolsk 2 (SO)
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 19 shots, but allowed goals to 1 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session in Jokerit's 2-1 Shootout loss to Vityaz Podolsk. Ex-Flyers pick Mario Kempe, brother of Kings first rounder Adrian Kempe, had the regulation goal for Podolsk.

KHL Game Day: 9-18-15

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Novosibirsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 34/36, 1.87 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-2-4, 0 SO, 1.95 GAA, .927 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 6 of 7 shooters in the penalty shot session to deliver Magnitogorsk a 3-2 Shootout victory over Novosibirsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Magnitka.

Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Astana 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 16:37 in Yugra's 1-0 win over Astana. Goaltender Vladislav Fokin stopped all 38 shots he faced for the shutout win.

Elsewhere Carter Ashton was again out of the lineup for Novgorod in their 1-0 win over HC Sochi. And, in the Finnish SM-liiga, Jonne Tammela remains out with an injury while his club KalPa languishes in 14th on the 15 team league table through 4 games.

KHL Game Day: 9-17-15

Jokerit 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen was scratched in Jokerit's 2-1 win over Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Flames netminder Henrik Karlsson turned away 21 shots for Jokerit for the win.

Elsewhere, Carter Ashton remained out of the lineup yesterday for Novgorod's 2-1 win over Togliatti.

KHL Game Day: 9-15-15

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.08 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-3, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .924 sv%

Magnitka managed just 17 shots on goal as they fell 3-0 to Yaroslavl. Vasily Koshechkin took just his second regulation loss of the season in the match.

CSKA 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was held off the board in 13:21 of ice time in Yugra's 4-0 loss to CSKA. CSKA got a pair of helpers from ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 9-14-15

Khabarovsk 2 vs. Jokerit 3
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen had just 4 shifts and 3:02 of ice time as Jokerit defeated Amur Khabarovsk 3-2. Jokerit got a pair of goals from ex-NHLer Peter Regin in the victory.

Vityaz 1 vs. Novgorod 0 (OT)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM

Ex-NHLer Maxim Afinogenov assisted on the OT winner in Yityaz's 1-0 win over Novgorod. Ex-Blues pick Teemu Eronen notched the goal. Carter Ashton was again out of the lineup for Novgorod in the loss.

KHL Game Day: 9-13-15

Togliatti 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the eventual game winning goal in Yugra's 2-1 win over Togliatti. The young forward played 17:03 in the match. He is currently tied for 8th in the league in scoring despite missing 2 of his club's 9 games.

Cherepovets 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/31, 3.03 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-1-3, 0 SO, 1.95 GAA, .921 sv%

Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist in Magnitka's 4-3 win over Cherepovets. Magnitogorsk goaltender Vasily Koshechkin has lost just 1 game in regulation in his 8 starts so far this year.

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