Helenius, Riku

Elitserien Game Day: 11/20/10

Sodertalje 4 @ Linkopings 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku Helenius was back on the bench today as Pontus Sjogren backstopped Sodertalje to a 4-2 win over Linkopings. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena took the loss for Linkopings. Ex-Lightning forward Jan Hlavac also had a goal in the losing effort.

Elitserien Game Day: 11/18/10

Sodertalje 5 @ Frolunda 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 18/20, 2.00 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 3.16 GAA, .886 sv%

Riku wins! Riku wins! Riku wins! Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 18 shots in a 5-2 victory over Vastra Frolunda to, finally, secure his first win of the season. The victory moved Sodertalje out of the Elitserien basement, two points ahead of Frolunda. Ex-Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist took the loss for Frolunda. Fellow ex-Lightning player, forward Andreas Karlsson, had a power play goal in the match for Frolunda.

Elitserien Game Day: 11/16/10

AIK 5 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 0.00 GAA
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.86 GAA, .884 sv%

Sodertalje was embarassed today by fellow Kval till Elitserien survivor AIK 5-2. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius entered the game at 12:36 of the second period and stopped all shots he faced in relief.

European Game Day: 11/6/10

Elitserien
HV 71 6 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 6.35 GAA
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 3.06 GAA, .873 GAA

Riku Helenius spelled starter Pontus Sjogren at 10:33 of the third period after Sodertalje had fallen behind 5-0 today. The club eventually lost 6-1. Ex-Devils pick Teemu Laine had a goal for HV 71.

KHL
Cherepovets 4 @ Novokuznetsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .904 sv%

Wow. Vasily Koshechkin sat backup behind third string netminder Sergei Borisov today in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Novokuznetsk. It was the 25 year old Borisov's first game of the season. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a pair of goals in the win for Severstal.

European Game Day: 11/4/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 3 @ Skelleftea 4 (SO)
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.98 GAA, .876 sv%

Riku Helenius did not play in Sodertalje's 4-3 shootout loss to Skelleftea. Calgary first rounder Tim Erixon scored a goal in the match for Skelleftea, assisted by former Blues first rounder David Rundblad.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Novosibirsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .902 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Cherepovets' 4-2 loss to Novosibirsk. Ex-Rangers prospect Ilkka Heikkinen had one goal and one assist in the match for Novosibirsk.

European Game Day: 11/2/10

Elitserien
Djurgardens 4 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 25/29, 4.13 GAA, .862 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 2.98 GAA, .876 sv%

Geez. Riku Helenius and Sodertalje coughed up a third period lead allowing Djurgardens the winning goal with 4:43 left in regulation, and handing Helenius his sixth loss of the season. Backup Pontus Sjogren entered the game with 1:52 left in regulation, possibly due to an injury to Helenius. Ex-Lightning forward Jimmie Olvestad scored Djurgardens' tying goal midway through the third period.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Khabarovsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .902 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 4-2 loss to Khabarovsk. Ex-NHL netminder Yann Danis made 42 stops for Khabarovsk for the win.

CSKA 4 @ Dynamo Riga 3 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-5-12, -3, 26 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless and had a minor penalty for slashing in 17:22 in Riga's 4-3 shootout loss to CSKA. Ex-Predators pick Lauris Darzins had one goal and one assist in the loss for Riga.

Elitserien Game Day: 10/30/10

Sodertalje 3 @ MODO 4 (OT)
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

I'm beginning to think Riku Helenius is going to have to pull a Tonya Harding on Pontus Sjogren to ever get in a game again. Sjogren made 21 saves for the overtime loss against MODO. Ex-NHLer Byron Ritchie had two goals in the match for MODO.

European Game Day: 10/28/10

Elitserien
Lulea 3 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius again sat backup as Sodertalje fell 3-2 to Lulea. Ex-NHLer Janne Niinimaa had an assist in the match for Lulea.

KHL
There are no game results today, but there is a quick transaction. Denis Kazionov has been released by Novokuznetsk.

European Game Day: 10/26/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 7 @ Brynas 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Pontus Sjogren made 10 saves as Sodertalje dismantled Brynas 7-2 today. Ex-Oilers draft pick Jonas Almtorp had a shorthanded goal and an assist in the win. Sodertalje improved to 5-7-2 on the season and sits in seventh place on the twelve team Elitserien table.

KHL
Novokuznetsk 1 @ Novgorod 2 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Blackhawks prospect Matt Ellison scored the overtime winner in Novgorod's 2-1 win over Novokuznetsk.

European Game Day: 10/23/10

Elitserien
Farjestads 1 @ Sodertalje 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius sat backup again as Pntus Sjogren stopped 34 shots in Sodertalje's 4-1 win over Farjestads. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had two assists in the match for Sodtertalje. Sodertalje now sits in tenth place on the Elitserien table.

KHL
Omsk 3 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 12:44 of ice time as Novokuznetsk fell to Omsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped 26 of 27 shots he faced for the win. For those wondering, Ramo is 8-3-2 this season with 1 shutout, a 2.01 GAA, and a .916 sv%.

Nizhnekamsk 2 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 8 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov took a hooking minor in 10:17 of ice time as Kazan defeated Nizhnekamsk 4-2. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of goals in the match for Kazan.

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