European Leagues

Liiga Game Day: 1-10-15

SaiPa 0 vs. HPK 1 (SO)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM

HPK goaltender Juuse Saros stopped all 38 shots he faced, including both shooters he faced in the shootout session, to deliver HPK a 1-0 lead over SaiPa. HPK remains on the outside of the playoff window at 11th on the Liiga table, but they've tied 10th place Blues at 51 points for the final playoff position.

KHL Game Day: 1-10-15

Ufa 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 24/26, 2.02 GAA, .923 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 23-6-5, 4 SO, 1.80 GAA, .934 sv%

Ex-Lightning pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Ufa's game opening goal as his club outlasted Magnitogorsk 3-2. Magnitka got a pair of goals in the last 3:09 of regulation, but a Ufa empty netter eventually sealed the victory.

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Vladivostok 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 15-8-23, +3, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the first goal of the contest for Yugra in their 6-3 blowout loss to Admiral Vladivostok. He played 15:55 in the match and had a team high 6 shots on goal. Ex-Habs 2nd rounder Ben Maxwell had Yugra's other 2 goals in the defeat.

Mytischi 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 1-7-8, +2, 49 PIM

Ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums had 1 goal and 1 assist to help Dynamo Moscow build a 3-0 lead in their eventual 3-2 win over Mytischi. Dmitry Korobov assisted on a late garbage time goal for Mytischi and played 18:44 in the match. Ex- Russian junior national team member Albert Yarullin also assisted on the goal.

Yaroslavl 0 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

Jaroslav Janus did not dress for Slovan's 2-0 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

Liiga Game Day: 1-9-15

HPK 0 vs. Karpat 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless 10:29 as HPK continues to circle the drain, dropping today's decision 2-0 to Karpat. Ex-Habs pick Ryan Glenn had a helper in the win for Karpat.

KHL Game Day: 1-8-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-8-22, +4, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on the game opening goal and had a team high 6 shots on goal in Yugra's 3-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Gusev played 16:59 in the match. Ex-Habs 2nd rounder Ben Maxwell had the eventual game winner for Yugra. For comparison purposes, Maxwell has 10 goals and 22 points in 33 games this season.

Mytischi 2 vs. Zagreb 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 1-6-7, +2, 47 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 19:55 in Mytischi's 3-2 loss to Zagreb. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Segal had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead the way for Zagreb. Undrafted 21 year old (right handed) defenseman Albert Yarullin had his 3rd goal on the season on the power play in the contest. Yarullin has 3 goals and 7 points in 12 games since joining Mytischi. Yarullin was a teammate of current Lightning players Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov on Russia's 2012-2013 U20 WJC team where he had 3 goals and 5 points in 7 games as one of the team's assistant captains.

Dinamo Minsk 2 vs. Bratislava 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund in Slovan's 3-2 shootout loss to Minsk. Ex-Springfield forward Ryan Vesce had 1 goal and 1 assist and converted on his lone shootout attempt to lead the way for Zagreb.

Liiga Game Day: 1-7-15

HPK 2 vs. HIFK 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 11:39 in HPK's 3-2 loss to HIFK. HPK held a 2-0 lead going into the final frame, but surrendered 3 unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes of the game to lose yet again. HPK has now fallen to 11th on the Liiga table, which is out of the 10 team playoff field.

Liiga Game Day: 1-5-15

KalPa 2 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was -1 in 12:02 of ice time in HPK's 2-0 loss to KalPa. Oilers 3rd rounder Samu Perhonen stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout for KalPa.

KHL Game Day: 1-4-15 and 1-5-15

1/4/15
Zagreb 5 vs. Bratislava 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 31/36, 5.08 GAA, .861 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

Ex-Pens 2nd rounder Matt Murley had a pair of goals for Slovan in their 5-4 defeat at the hands of Zagreb.

1/5/15
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Nizhnekamsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 36 GP, 23-5-5, 4 SO, 1.79 GAA, .935 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin again did not dress in Magnitogorsk's 3-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Syracuse Crunch Dan Sexton had a goal for Nizhnekamsk in the victory.

Chelyabinsk 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 14-7-21, +3, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:33 of ice time in Yugra's 5-2 loss to Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare who transferred to Chelyabinsk recently after playing 35 games for Magnitogorsk.

Mytischi 2 vs. Dinamo Minsk 4
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 1-6-7, +2, 47 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was -1 in 15:16 in Mytischi's 4-2 loss to Minsk. Ex-Blackhawks pick Matt Ellison had 1 goal and 3 points in the win for Minsk.

Liiga Game Day: 1-3-15

Ilves 5 vs. HPK 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen had the game opening goal to help HPK in building a 3-0 First Period lead, but Ilves scored 5 unanswered goals to take the win 5-3. Salminen played 11:27 in the match. Ex-Stars second rounder Vojtech Polak had 1 goal and 3 points to key Ilves' comeback victory.

KHL Game Day: 1-3-15

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Togliatti 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 36 GP, 23-5-5, 4 SO, 1.79 GAA, .935 sv%

Danis Zaripov had a goal for Magnitka in their 2-0 shutout win over Togliatti. Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for the club, which saw Alexei Murygin stop all 26 shots he faced for the shutout.

Liiga Game Day: 1-2-15

HPK 2 vs. Pelicans 5
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM

Ex-Coyotes pick Tyler Redenbach had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Pelicans to a 5-2 victory over HPK. Saku Salminen played 13:34 in defeat for HPK.

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