Spartak Moscow 0 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Mikhail Biryukov stopped all 36 shots he faced to lead Yugra to a 1-0 victory over Spartak. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:10 in the match.
Donetsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:08 as Yugra was shutout 2-0 by Donetsk. Ex-NHLer Michael Leighton stopped all 27 shots he faced for the oh-fer.
Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 34/34, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .926 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 34 shots he faced to blank Traktor in a 5-0 Magnitogorsk spanking of Chelyabinsk. Metallurg got a pair of goals from former Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin in the victory.
Zagreb 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had Yugra's only goal in 12:54 of ice time, but Zagreb got goals from former NHLers Jonathan Cheechoo and Brian Willsie to lifyt Zagreb to a 2-1 win.
Additionally, Bolt Prospects has learned Andrey Vasilevskiy's missed time with Ufa is due to an ear infection and he will be back with the club soon.
Omsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev led all scorers with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists), his first points in a Yugra uniform, in his club's 6-2 trouncing of floundering Avangard Omsk. Omsk, which has already replaced their head coach, did get an assist from ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov. The younger Kazionov brother has 3 helpers in 6 games so far this year.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.02 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .912 sv%
Here comes Magnitogorsk and veteran, star goaltender Vasily Koshechkin. The club and the big netminder reeled off their 4th straight win by dismantling Amur Khabarovsk 6-1. Jan Kovar stayed hot for Metallurg by chipping in 2 goals and 4 points in the win.
Where's Andrey Vasilevskiy? He's no longer on Ufa's KHL or MHL rosters, nor has he suited up for Ufa's VHL affiliate, Toros Neftekamsk. Bolt Prospects will be checking on the status of the Lightning's prized goaltending prospect.
Update: Vasilevskiy sustained an injury, but is only supposed to be out a week. The Lightning are confirming this, as well as a report that Vasilevskiy is being transferred to Ufa's junior club.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Astana 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist to help Astana clobber Yugra 6-2. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev played 9:40 in the defeat.
Bratislava 1 vs. Chekhov 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 3.49 GAA, .863 sv%
Jaroslav Janus sat backup as Bratislava's rough start to the season continued in a 4-1 loss to Chekhov. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen assisted on Slovan's lone goal, a tally by former NHL defenseman Martin Skoula.