European Game Day: 2/3/11
Linkopings 4 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 25/29, 4.00 GAA, .862 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-10-0, 0 SO, 2.89 GAA, .890 sv%
Riku Helenius' momentum died at the hands of former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena, who stopped all 24 shots he faced in Linkopings' 4-0 blanking of Sodertalje. Norrena also had an assist in the match. Former Lightning forward Jan Hlavac had an assist on Linkopings' opening goal, scored just 35 seconds into the match. Fortunately for Sodertalje, both MODO and Frolunda also lost today, so the club maintains its hold on the last playoff spot in the Elitserien by 3 points in the standings.
Kazan 6 @ Novgorod 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 30 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 7:07 in Kazan's 6-4 win over Novgorod. Former Ducks draft pick Janne Pesonen led Kazan with a pair of goals in the match. Novgorod's Matt Ellison, a former Hawks draft pick and Norfolk Admiral, was the high man in the match with 1 goal and 3 points for Novgorod. The KHL will be off until February 14th for the KHL All-Star Game and the LG Hockey Games.