European Game Day: 9-22-12

First, an update from the game on 9/20, when Cherepovets defeated Novokuznetsk. Vasily Koshechkin turned away 21 of 24 in the match for the victory. The victory was Vasily's 2nd of the season and he rolled his record to 2-3-1 this year. The KHL had not updated the box score for the game until today.

Elitserien (Sweden):
Brynas 3 vs. Linkopings 1
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM

Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 24 shots to lead Brynas to a 3-1 win over Linkopings. Brynas faces MODO on Tuesday.

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 40/41, 1.00 GAA, .976 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-3-1, 0 SO, 2.23 GAA, .931 sv%

Despite being outshot 41-33, Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) stopped 40 shots to deliver Cherepovets to a 3-1 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored the opening goal of the match for Cherepovets, his first of the season. Cherepovets faces Novosibirsk on Monday.

Nizhnekamsk 1 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 10:45 in Chelyabinsk's 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a helper on Nizhnekamsk's lone goal. Chelyabinsk faces Ufa on Monday.

CSKA 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 5:50 in CSKA's 4-2 thumping of Yugra. Ex-NHLer Alexander Radulov had a hat trick in the win for CSKA. They'll face Omsk next on Monday.

Bratislava 4 vs. Omsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 19/21, 2.00 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-1, 1 SO, 1.78 GAA,.936 sv%

Jaroslav Janus got a goal and an assist from ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan in Slovan's 4-2 victory over Omsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo did not play in the match for Omsk. Bratislava faces Astana on Monday.