European Game Day: 10-18-11
JYP 3 @ Jokerit 2
Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.04 GAA, .912 sv%
Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin remained on fire with 1 goal and 1 assist in JYP's 3-2 win over Jokerit, including the game winning goal with 5:03 left in the game. JYP has climbed from the basement of the SM-liiga to 7th on the league table in the past couple of weeks. They face Tappara on Friday.
Novokuznetsk 2 @ Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 29/31, 2.00 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 6-3-0, 0 SO, 2.51 GAA, .925 sv%
Ex-Bruins pick Mikko Lehtonen had a pair of goals to lead Cherepovets to a 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Cherepovets faces Nizhnekamsk on Saturday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Chelyabinsk Jr. 5 @ Novosibirsk Jr. 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-6-11, +12, 12 PIM
Nikita Nesterov took a minor for elbowing in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 5-1 pasting of Novosibirsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. faces Tyumen next on Saturday.