Brynas 3 vs. Skelleftea 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless in Brynas' 3-2 win over Skelleftea. Sebastien Enterfeldt scored the game winner for Brynas with 34 seconds left in the Third Period to seal the victory. Brynas draws Vaxjo Lakers next on Saturday.
Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Bratislava 5 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 29/33, 3.74 GAA, .879 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 8-4-1, 2 SO, 2.18 GAA, .926 sv%
Jaroslav Janus turned away all three attempts he faced in the penalty shot session, including one by Oilers first rounder Nail Yakupov, to lead Bratislava to a 5-4 win over Nizhnekamsk. The young Russian did manage 1 goal and 1 assist in regulation though. The victory is Janus' third after regulation this season. Slava gets Ufa on Saturday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. 2 vs. Ufa Jr. 0
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 16/18, 2.00 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 14-3-0, 1 SO, 1.81 GAA, .934 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski suffered his third loss of the season as Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. shut out Ufa Jr. 2-0. The two teams rematch on Friday.
Dynamo Riga 0 vs. Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-6-1, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .937 sv%
This just in: "old man" Vasily (pictured) is still good. The 29 year old netminder turned away all 29 shots he faced to lead Severstal to a 1-0 shutout of Dynamo Riga. They'll face Donetsk next on Tuesday.
Bratislava 2 vs. Dynamo Minsk 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 25/28, 3.03 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-1, 2 SO, 2.04 GAA, .929 sv%
Despite a pair of goals from Miroslav Satan, Bratislava fell to Dynamo Minsk 3-2. Alexander Ovechkin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Minsk, while ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil assisted on Minsk's game winner. Bratislava will regroup and wait for Nizhnekamsk on Thursday.
Ekaterinburg 0 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 13/13, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 7-3-1, 2 SO, 1.96 GAA, .932 sv%
Jaroslav Janus (pictured) stopped a 2 game slide with a 13 save shutout for Bratislava over Ekaterinburg. It was Janus' second clean sheet of the season. Slovan is off until Sunday when they'll play Dynamo Minsk.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Astana Jr. 4
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 15/19, 4.06 GAA, .789 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 12-2-0, 1 SO, 1.71 GAA,.935 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski suffered through perhaps his first bad start of the season in Ufa Jr.'s 4-3 loss to Astana Jr. They're off until next Monday when they'll face Tyumen Jr.
Brynas 3 vs. Timra 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM
Johan Harju (pictured) scored a goal and assisted on the game winner in Brynas' 3-2 win over Timra. For Harju, it gives him his second straight multi-point outing after scoring just 1 point in the season's first 5 games. Oscar Hedman, brother of Victor, had a helper in defeat for Timra. Brynas faces Harju's old club, Lulea, next on Tuesday.
Chelyabinsk 5 vs. Praha 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 5 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 4:11 in Chelyabinsk's 5-2 thumping of Lev Praha. Ex-Lightning prospect Michael Sersen was scoreless in 21 minutes on the backline for Lev.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 29/32, 3.04 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 1 SO, 2.06 GAA, .933 sv%
Jaroslav Janus had a rare loss in Bratislava's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Magnitogorsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov scored the game winning goal for Metallurg.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 4 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-1-0, 1 SO, 1.55 GAA, .945 sv%
The remarkable junior season of Andrei Vasilevski rolls on, as the Lightning first rounder picked up his 10th win in his first 11 starts in Ufa Jr.'s 4-1 victory over Ekaterinburg Jr. The two teams rematch on Sunday.
Nikita Gusev did not suit up for CSKA in either the KHL or MHL today.
Bratislava 4 vs. Khanty-Manisysk 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 36/39, 3.00 GAA, .923 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-1-1, 1 SO, 1.94 GAA, .936 sv%
Jaroslav Janus picked up his second shootout victory of the season, stopping 2 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session for the victory. Remember, on Bolt Prospects, we count shootout wins as wins, because they should be. Among those 2 Yugra shooters denied? Ex-Lightning prospect Anton But. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had the shootout winner for Slava. They face Magnitogorsk next on Saturday.
As a side note: Andrei Vasilevski, Dustin Tokarski, Riku Helenius, Jaroslav Janus. It's the Lightning's deepest and best position prospect-wise by a fairly wide margin. That's saying something given how loaded the team is with right wingers, too.