Helenius, Riku

European Game Day: 12/28/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 1 @ Djurgardens 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Krownwall scored a second period game winning goal to help Djurgardens defeat Sodertalje 2-1. Riku Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren in the match. Sodertalje sits in 11th on the 12 team Elitserien table, 1 point ahead of MODO.

KHL
Magnitogorsk 0 @ Kazan 3
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 22 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless with a minor penalty for hooking in 14:32 of ice time in Kazan's 3-0 shutout win over Magnitogorsk. Finnish netminder Petri Vehanen stopped 36 shots for the win.

Dynamo Riga 2 @ Omsk 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 12-9-21, -3, 38 PIM

Martins Karsums assisted on a Janis Sprukts goal and took a minor penalty for hooking in 17:13 of ice time in Riga's 3-2 loss to Omsk. Omsk got 36 saves from former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo and 2 goals and 3 points from former Montreal Canadien Alexander Perezhogin in the victory. Ramo has 4 shutouts, a 1.97 GAA, and a .927 save percentage this season, with 22 regulation wins and points in 25 of 31 decisions.

European Game Day: 12/26/10

Elitserien
Brynas 3 @ Sodtertalje 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren in Sodertalje's 4-3 win over Brynas. Former Avs draft pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win. Former Lightning draft pick Eero Somervuori had 1 goal and 1 assist in the loss for Brynas.

KHL
Chelyabinsk 2 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 20 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov had a minor for hooking in 13:10 of ice time in Kazan's 4-2 win over Chelyabinsk. Ex-NHLers Alexei Morozov and Niko Kapanen led the way with 2 goals and 4 points for Morozov and 2 goals and 3 points for Kapanen. Former Lightning forward Dimitry Afanasenkov had a goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Dynamo Riga 2 @ Hanty-Mansiysk 1 (OT)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 12-8-20, -3, 36 PIM

Martins Karsums scored Riga's overtime winner and had a helper on their other goal in a 2-1 victory over Yugra. Karsums played 19:22 in the match and also had a minor penalty for high sticking.

Elitserien Game Day: 12/11/10

Sodertalje 3 @ Lulea 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup as starter Pontus Sjogren made 29 saves in Sodertalje's 3-2 win over Lulea. Ex-NHLer Janne Niinimaa had a goal in the match for Lulea.

Elitserien Game Day: 12/9/10

Skelleftea 4 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 4-1 loss to Skelleftea. Former NHLer Ivan Majesky had a pair of assists in the match for Skelleftea.

Elitserien Game Day: 12/7/10

Sodertalje 1 @ Frolunda 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 2-1 loss to Frolunda. Ex-Flyers prospect Mika Pyorala scored the third period, game winning goal in the match for Frolunda.

European Game Day: 12/4/10

Elitserien
Linkopings 3 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals:

Riku Helenius sat backup as Sodertalje was blanked 3-0 by Linkopings. Former Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena stopped all 21 shots he faced for Linkopings.

KHL
Dynamo Minsk 0 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, +4, 16 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov continues to pick up steam. The forward assisted on a Nikolai Lemtyugov goal in 13:12 of ice time in Kazan's 4-0 win over Minsk. Former NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.

European Game Day: 12/2/10

Elitserien
MODO 7 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 5.72 GAA
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%

Oof. Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals in 31:28 for the loss today before giving way to Pontus Sjogren who allowed 4 goals the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 7-1 loss to MODO. Elitserien star Per-Age Skroder had a pair of goals in the match for MODO.

KHL
Chelyabinsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 16 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov extended his point scoring streak to three games by scoring the game's opening goal in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to Chelyabinsk. The forward played 14:25 in the match and also took a minor for roughing.

Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM

Martins Karsums took a minor for boarding in 14:49 in Riga's 4-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan had one goal and one assist in the match for Dynamo.

European Game Day: 11/30/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 2 @ Timra 5
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 20/24, 4.01 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-7-0, 0 SO, 2.80 GAA, .889 sv%

Riku Helenius' winning streak was snapped at two games after he allowed 4 goals in Sodertalje's 5-2 loss the the Elitserien's fifth place club, Timra. With the loss, Sodertalje falls to last place in the league.

KHL
Dynamo Riga 2 @ Khabarovsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 28 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 15:38 in Riga's 2-1 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan scored his 11th goal of the season in the match for Riga.

European Game Day: 11/27/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 6 @ Farjestads 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 34/36, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-6-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .895 sv%

Too little too late? Riku Helenius ran off his second straight win today as Sodertalje defeated Farjestads 6-2. Helenius has improved his GAA to 2.67 and is within percentage points of starter Pontus Sjogren in the save percentage department as he tries to re-claim the starting job for Sodertalje. Farjestads sits in third on the Elitserien table and Sodertalje, adding fuel to the question of whether Helenius deserves another shot to be the starter.

KHL
Kazan 5 @ Ekaterinburg 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 14 PIM

Is Dmitri Kazionov finally hitting his stride. Kazionov had a helper for the second straight game and played 15:24 in Kazan's 5-1 blitzing of Ekaterinburg. Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen had a pair of goals in the win for Kazan.

European Game Day: 11/23/10

Elitserien
Timra 2 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 2-1 loss to Timra. Ex-Blues draft pick Daniel Corso had a goal in the match for Timra.

KHL
Kazan 2 @ Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was -1 in 12:55 in Kazan's 3-2 overtime loss to Chelyabinsk. Ex-King and Predator Vitali Yachmenev scored a goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Yaroslavl 3 @ Cherepovets 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Cherepovets' 3-0 loss to Yaroslavl. Rostislav Stana made 17 saves in the loss for Cherepovets.

CSKA 4 @ Dynamo Riga 5
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-6-14, -2, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums had a goal in 18:26 in Riga's 5-4 win over CSKA. Defenseman Yakov Rylov had 3 assists in the match for CSKA.

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