Helenius, Riku

European Game Day: 10/21/10

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

Riku Helenius once again sat backup to Pontus Sjogren today in Sodertalje's 3-2 win over AIK. Former St. Cloud State forward Ryan Lasch and veteran Swedish forward Joakim Eriksson both scored third period goals from Sodertalje to pull out the win.

KHL
Ekaterinburg 4 @ Kazan 3
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 6 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov assisted on a Jarkko Immonen goal in 15:49 of ice time as Kazan fell to Ekaterinburg 4-3. Long time Russian veteran Andrei Subbotin had one goal and one assist for Ekaterinburg.

Astana 1 @ Novokuznetsk 2 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 27 PIM

Ex-Penguins draft pick Alexei Krivchenkov scored with forty-four seconds left in overtime to lead Novokuznetsk to a 2-1 win over Astana. Not suprisingly, Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov did not play after being kicked out of Novokuznetsk's last game for spearing.

European Game Day: 10/16/10

Elitserien
Skelleftea 2 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 26/28, 2.03 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

Riku Helenius made a good case to get his starting job back in Sodertalje with a solid 26 save performance, but received no goal support on the way to his fifth defeat of the season. Ex-Blues first rounder and current Senators prospect David Rundblad had a power play goal in the game.

KHL
Khabarovsk 1 @ Kazan 2 (OT)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

Scoreless for the season, Dmitri Kazionov was a scratch for Kazan's 2-1 overtime win against Khabarovsk. Former Thrashers draft pick Ilya Nikulin scored the overtime winner for Kazan.

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

He's back! The younger Kazionov, Denis, had a power play assist in his second game for Novokuznetsk in 9:04 of ice time. Ex-NHLer Alex Perezhogin had a pair of goals for Omsk in the win. Former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 23 shots for the win.

Dynamo Minsk 1 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Martins Karsums did not play in Riga's 2-1 win over Minsk.

European Game Day: 10/14/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 2 @ HV 71 4
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .865 sv%

Pontus Sjogren allowed 3 goals on 22 shots in Sodertalje's 4-2 loss to HV 71, possibly opening up the door for Riku Helenius to return to starting duties. Ex-Avs draft pick Linus Videll had a pair of assists in the loss for Sodertalje.

KHL
Novokuznetsk 2 @ Kazan 6
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 1 assist while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in two assists to lead Kazan to a 6-2 dismantling of Novokuznetsk. Lightning overage prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 12:16 in the victory.

European Game Day: 10/9/10

Elitserien
MODO 6 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, No Decision, 19/21, 3.91 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 2.93 GAA, .866 sv%

MODO chased starter Pontus Sjogren midway through the second period on their way to a 6-3 win over Sodertalje. Sjogren allowed 4 goals on 19 shots to take his first loss of the season. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals the rest of the way in mop up duty. MODO got a hat trick from Norweigian-born forward Kristian Forsberg in the victory. Sodertalje got the obligatory goal, plus an assist, from ex-Avs pick Linus Viddell.

KHL
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novgorod 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 16 PIM

Ex-Preds pick Lauris Darzins had a pair of assists to help lead Riga to a 4-1 win over Torpedo Novgorod. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:33 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/7/10 and 10/8/10

10/7/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 3 @ Djurgardens 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Pontus Sjogren improved to 4-0-0 by virtue of a 31 save performance against Djurgardens to keep Lightning prospect Riku Helenius firmly in place on the bench for Sodertalje. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had a goal in the match for Sodertalje. Ex-Lightning prospects Josef Boumedienne and Andreas Holmqvist assisted on Djurgardens' lone goal. Sodertalje evens their record at 4-4-0 (2 OTW) and has risen to eighth on the Elitserien table.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Mytischi 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as his backup, Rostislav Stana, stayed a perfect 3-0-0 this season with a 26 save performance against Mytischi. Ex-Lightning prospect Vadim Epanchintsev had a goal in the match for Mytischi.

10/8/10

KHL
Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Kazan 0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 16:54 in Kazan's 3-0 shutout loss to Nizhnekamsk.

European Game Day: 10/2/10

Elitserien
Frolunda 1 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Is this the end of Riku Helenius' reign as starting goaltender of Sodertalje? His backup, Pontus Sjogren, had a 23 save performance to defeat Frolunda 2-1. Sjogren ran his season record to 3-0-0, with a 2.29 GAA and a .927 sv%. He holds all three of Sodertalje's wins so far this season. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll scored the game winner.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Chekhov 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin helped to stave off a goaltending controversy of his own with a 21 save win over Chekhov. Another ex-Avs draft pick, Sergei Soin, had a goal in the match for Severstal.

European Game Day: 9/30

Elitserien
Brynas 2 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius' backup, Pontus Sjogren, may not be his backup very long as he helped Sodertalje defeat Brynas 3-2 today. Sodertalje improved to 2-4-0 (1 OTW) on the season with the win and both victories have come in Sjogren's starts. Ex-Avalanche draft pick Linus Videll had a goal in the win. Sodertalje moved out of the league basement and into 11th on the Elitserien table with the victory.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Novgorod 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin enjoyed the night off and watched his backup, ex-Caps draft pick Rostislav Stana, have a commanding 37 save performance to defeat Novgorod 2-1. Stana, who is in his third season in the KHL after three years in the Sweden, has stopped 69 of the 70 shots he's faced in his two starts this year. Impressive. Cherepovets, arguably, has the best goaltending tandem in Europe this season.

European Game Day: 9/27/10

Elitserien
Linkopings 4 @ Sodertalje 0
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 13/17, 4.00 GAA, .765 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius is still searching for his first win of the season as he allowed 4 goals on 17 shots today in a 4-0 loss to Linkopings. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena had the shutout for Linkopings.

KHL
Hanti-Mansiysk 3 @ Dynamo Riga 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

Martins Karsums was scoreless in 13:13 of ice time in Riga's 3-2 loss to Yugra.

European Game Day: 9/25/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 1 @ Timra 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 22/24, 2.04 GAA, .917 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-3-0, 0 SO, 2.73 GAA, .864 sv%

Timra got a game winning, third period goal from Antti Halonen to knock of Sodertalje. Timra added an empty net goal by Timo Parssinen as insurance. Sodertalje goaltender Riku Helenius is still looking for his first win of the season.

KHL
Dynamo Riga 4 @ St. Petersburg 6
Martins Karsums, Dyanmo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

Former Lightning prospect Anton But had one goal and one assist to lead St. Petersburg to a 6-4 win over Dynamo Riga. Martins Karsums played 17:04 in the match.

European Game Day: 9/21/10 and 9/23/10

Elitserien
9/23
AIK 4 @ Sodertalje 5 (OT)
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.08 sv%, .829 sv%

Mattias Carlsson had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game winner, in Sodertalje's 5-4 overtime winner over fellow Alsvenskan promotee AIK. Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius did not play for Sodertalje.

KHL
9/21
Cherepovets 1 @ Novgorod 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/30, 2.04 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 1 SO, 3.02 GAA, .931 sv%

In a game that slipped through the reporting cracks, ex-Springfield Falcon Ryan Vesce had a goal and an assist to lead Novgorod to a 2-1 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. Koshechkin stopped 28 shots in the loss.

9/23
Cherepovets 1 @ Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 19/22, 3.14 GAA, .864 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.43 GAA, .922 sv%

Sergei Mozyakin had one goal and one assist in Mytischi's 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Vasily Koshechkin stopped 19 shots in the loss.

9/23
CSKA 1 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had two assists in Kazan's 4-1 win over CSKA. Dmitri Kazionov did not play for Kazan.

9/23
Dynamo Riga 1 @ Chenlyabinsk 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

Dynamo Riga fell to Chelyabinsk 2-1 despite a goal from Mark Hartigan. Martins Karsums did not play in the match.

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