European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 1-15-16

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Novgorod 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 26/27, 0.92 GAA, .963 sv%
Season totals: 43 GP, 20-13-8, 2 SO, 2.16 GAA, .924 sv%

Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 61 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin went 3/3 in the penalty shot session to help deliver Magnitka a 2-1 SO win over Novogorod. Ex-NHLer Sergeo Kostitsyn had a shorthanded goal in defeat for Novgorod.

St. Petersburg 1 vs. Khabarovsk 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 23 GP, 9-14-23, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 16-21-37, +11, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 14:25 of ice time against one of his old clubs as SKA was bested 2-1 in OT by Khabarovsk. Ex-Sabres defenseman Dmitry Kalinin had the lone goal of the match for St. Petersburg.

Liiga Game Day: 1-13-16

KalPa 4 vs. SaiPa 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-6-10, +8, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela assisted on the eventual game winner for KalPa in their 4-2 win over SaiPa. He played 17:19 in the contest. Ex-Leafs pick Chad Rau had a goal in defeat for SaiPa.

KHL Game Day: 1-13-16

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Dinamo Minsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 31/32, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 20-13-7, 2 SO, 2.20 GAA, .923 sv%

Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 5-1 pasting of Minsk. Ex-NHLer Alexander Semin also had a goal in the victory for Magnitka, which was Vasily Koshechkin's 20th of the season.

Ufa 1 vs. Novgorod 3
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 61 PIM

Carter Ashton had minors for interference, roughing, and high sticking in 18:06 of ice time as Novgorod defeated Ufa 3-1. Ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov had 2 helpers in the win.

St. Petersburg 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 22 GP, 9-14-23, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 16-21-37, +11, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev returned to the lineup after one game out and had a helper in 15:32 of ice time in SKA's 3-2 win over Bratislava. The helper puts Gusev at 37 points for the season, which matches his point production from last season (21-16-37) in 10 less games. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a goal in defeat for Slovan.

KHL Game Day: 1-11-16

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Novgorod 0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 55 PIM

Carter Ashton had a minor for tripping in 15:27 in Novgorod's 3-0 loss to Yaroslavl. Goaltender Alexei Murygin stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout.

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Zagreb 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, DNP
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 21 GP, 9-13-22, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 16-20-36, +9, 6 PIM

Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 3 assists in SKA's 5-3 victory over Zagreb. Former Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak had a helper in defeat for Zagreb.

KHL Game Day: 1-10-16

Novosibirsk 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 6
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 2.01 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 41 GP, 19-13-7, 2 SO, 2.23 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 4 assists for Magnitka in their 6-2 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had 1 goal in the victory.

Liiga Game Day: 1-9-16

HIFK 1 vs. KalPa 0
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 4-5-9, +8, 14 PIM

20 year old Blues 4th rounder Ville Husso stopped all 23 shots he faced to blank KalPa 1-0. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped 31 in defeat for KalPa. Jonne Tammela played 15:56 in the match.

Liiga Game Day: 1-8-16

TPS 3 vs. KalPa 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-5-9, +8, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in just 10:07 of ice time in KalPa's 3-1 loss to TPS. TPS got a goal from ex-Springfield Falcons forward David Spina and 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-Thrashers forward Tomi Kallio.

Salminen Update: Saku Salminen has 2 goals and 4 points in 7 games for TUTO Hockey in the Finnish Mestis (second tier) league. Salminen was loaned to TUTO from his KHL club, Jokerit, where he had 1 assist in 9 games with the team.

KHL Game Day: 1-8-16

Novokuznetsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 7
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 34/37, 3.01 GAA, .919 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 18-13-7, 2 SO, 2.23 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-QMJHLer Tomas Filippi had a pair of goals for Magnitogorsk in their 7-3 win over Novokuznetsk. You've got to score touchdowns when you get in the red zone. Magnoitogorsk is currently second in the KHL Eastern Conference by virtue of their division lead.

Novgorod 5 vs. Sochi 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 11-9-20, +4, 53 PIM

Carter Ashton had an even strength goal and assist in Novgorod's 5-1 win over HC Sochi. He also took a minor for tripping in 16:02 of ice time. Sochi forwards Denis and Dmitri Kazionov, both ex-Lightning picks, were scoreless in the match for HC Sochi. Novogorod currently sits in 4th on the KHL Western Conference table.

CSKA 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 21 GP, 9-13-22, +3, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 16-20-36, +9, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a First Period power play goal to put St. Petersburg up 2-0, but CSKA scored 4 unanswered goals to win the match 4-2. Gusev also had a team high 4 shots on goal. CSKA's goal scorers included ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov. St. Petersburg slipped to 6th in the KHL Western Conference.

Liiga Game Day: 1-5-16

KalPa 3 vs. TPS 1
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 4-5-9, +8, 14 PIM

The full box score was delayed on the Liiga website by a couple of days, but it was worth the wait. Jonne Tammela had assists in triplicate in KalPa's 3-1 win over TPS.

KHL Game Day: 1-6-16

Vladivostok 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 17-13-7, 2 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%

Veteran KHLer Konstantin Makarov scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to lift Vladivostok to a 2-0 win over Magnitogorsk. Vladivostok goaltender Igor Bobkov, an ex-Ducks pick, stopped 22 shots for the shutout.

Podolsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 20 GP, 8-13-21, +5, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-20-35, +11, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on Vadim Shipachykov's Third Period game winning goal in SKA's 4-2 win over Podolsk. He played 18:24 in the match and tied Shipachykov with a team-high 6 shots in the game. Through 43 games, Gusev has 35 points which is just 2 off his point total in 55 games last season. He is also 6 goals shy of his totals from last year, though. Ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov also had 1 goal and 1 assist for SKA in the victory.

Novgorod 3 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novogorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 10-8-18, +2, 51 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:16 in Novgorod's 3-2 SO win over Ak Bars Kazan. All three shooters in the penalty shot session tallied for Novgorod, including former NHLer's Alexander Frolov and Nikolai Zherdev. Zherdev also had 1 goal and 1 assist in regulation play.

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