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KHL Game Day: 1-17-16

Astana 5 vs Novgorod 2
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 61 PIM

Ex-Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin had a power play goal in Astana's 5-2 win over Novgorod. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had two helpers in the win while former Lightning pick Ilya Solarev went scoreless in the match. Solarev had 1 assist and is a -4 in 18 games this season with Barys Astana.

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Novosibirsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 24 GP, 11-15-26, +6, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 18-22-40, +12, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had 2 power play goals and an even strength helper in 14:40 of ice time to help SKA pummel Novosibirsk 6-2. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 3 assists in the victory, including helpers on each of Gusev's goals.

Liiga Game Day: 1-15-16

KooKoo 2 vs. KalPa 3 (SO)
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-6-10, +8, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 18:08 of ice time in KalPa's 3-2 SO win over KooKoo. Ex-NHL journeyman Josh Green had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for KooKoo Kouvola.

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.

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