Yaroslavl 1 vs. St. Petersburg 7
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-23-35, +26, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and helper in SKA's 7-1 win over Yaroslavl. He played just 12:36 in the match. Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov led the way for SKA with 2 goals and 4 points in the win.
SaiPa 1 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 1-2-3, -6, 39 PIM
Saku Salminen assisted on the lone goal in a 1-0 SaiPa win over HPK. He played 7:50 in the match. Ex-NHL'er Jussi Markkanen stopped all 16 shots he faced for the shuout win.
Podolsk 0 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 11-22-33, +23, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a Third Period garbage time goal in SKA's 4-0 win over Podolsk. He played 17:12 in the victory, and remains in third in the KHL in scoring. Rangers draft pick Igor Shestyorkin stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout.
SaiPa 2 vs. KalPa 3 (SO)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 12 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-1-2, -7, 39 PIM
Saku Salminen took a minor and a misconduct for a hit from behind in SaiPa's 3-2 Shootout loss to KalPa. He played 5:58 in the loss.
Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +22, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had secondary assists at even strength and on the power play in SKA's 3-2 win over Dynamo Moscow. He played 14:05 in the win. Linemate Vadim Shipachyov had assists in triplicate in the match. Of SKA's 28 matches so far this season, they have only lost in regulation once. Once!
Czech Republic 0 vs. Russia 3
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength helper in Russia's 3-0 shutout win over Czech Republic to clinch the Karjala Tournament with a 3-0-0 record. Gusev finished tied for 3rd in tournament scoring with 2 goals and 4 points. Goaltender Ilya Sorokin, an Islanders draft pick, stopped all 32 shots he faced for the shutout.
Sweden 2 vs. Russia 3
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on an Alexander Barbanov goal in Russia's 3-2 win over Sweden. He also took a minor for hooking in the contest. Russia concludes the tournament tomorrow against Czech Republic, which is also 2-0-0 in the tournament thus far.
Russia 5 vs. Finland 1
Nikita Gusev, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev potted an empty net goal in Russia's 5-1 win over Finland. Russia scored 4 goals in the game's final frame to pull away from the host nation. Ex-Stars first rounder Valery Nichushkin had 3 helpers in the win for the Russians.
TPS 2 vs. SaiPa 3 (SO)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-1-2, -7, 27 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in 7:13 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 Shootout win over TPS. Ex-Canadiens farmhand Brock Trotter had a goal in the win for SaiPa, which still sits in 13th in the 15 team league.
Ilves 2 vs. SaiPa 1
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -6, 27 PIM
Ex-Bruins first rounder Hannu Toivonen turned aside 31 shots for Ilves in their 2-1 win over SaiPa.