Vladivostok 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev got a near non-existant 1:44 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 win over expansion Vladivostok. Ex-Predators draft pick Jonas Andersson had 2 goals to lead the way for Yugra.
Bratislava 3 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/24, 4.04 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 3.22 GAA, .874 sv%
I know somebody who wishes his KHL team had let him out of his contract to go back to North America. Hard times continue for Bratislava and Jaroslav Janus as they fell 4-3 to Dinamo Riga. Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Lightning property Kyle Wilson had 1 goal and 3 assists in the win for Riga, while ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura assisted on the Third Period game winner. In other words, you might call it, "When Ex-Teammates Attack".
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -1 in 11:14 of ice time in Yugra's 4-1 thumping at the hands of Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a helper from former Lightning forward Martins Karsums in the win.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Podolsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-2-4, -2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -1 in just 4:02 of ice time in Yugra's 3-1 win over Podolsk. Ex-Coyotes draft pick Anton Krysanov led the way for Yugra with 1 goal and 3 points.
Khanty-Mansiysk 4 vs. Novgorod 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev played just 1 shift, 18 seconds, in Yugra's 4-3 win over Novgorod. We'll see if an injury is the culprit. Ex-Leafs draft pick Jarkko Immonen had a goal in defeat for Novgorod.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Kazan 4 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 10:01 in Yugra's 4-3 overtime loss to Kazan. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had the overtime winner for Ak Bars.
Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Ufa 3 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 30/34, 3.88 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-1, 0 SO, 2.15 GAA, .928 sv%
Despite goals from former NHLer Nikita Filatov and former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov, Ufa fell 4-3 today in overtime to Nizhnekamsk. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy, at least, still has not lost in regulation this season.
Dinamo Minsk 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-2-4, E, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -2 in a sparing 7:40 of ice time in Yugra's 5-3 loss to Minsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Lukas Krajicek had a goal in the victory for Dinamo.
Speaking of ex-Lightning defensemen, in a side note, Mike Lundin currently leads the KHL in plus-minus at +14. He currently plays for Barys Astana, which is the same club Victor Hedman played for during the NHL lockout.
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.