Janus, Jaroslav

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-25-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 3
Dynamo Moscow Wins the Series 4-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 26/29, 3.02 GAA, .897 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .867 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Bratislava was swept out of the first round of the KHL playoffs after falling to Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Game Four. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik had a goal in defeat for Slovan. Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus' season is over.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2 (OT)
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 48/50, 1.01 GAA, .960 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 1.42 GAA, .947 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored 18:48 into the 3rd Overtime to lift Cherepovets to a 3-2 Game Four win over Yaroslavl. Kazionov played 31:56 in the match. Vasily Koshechkin's 48 saves in victory were actually light work compared to the 80 shots Yaroslavl goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped in defeat. Cherepovets goes for the series win in Game Five on Thursday.

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Astana Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 10:42 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's critical 3-1 Game Three win over Astana. The victory gets Traktor back into the series. Game Four is Tuesday.

(5)Ufa 4 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 1
Ufa Leads the Series 2-1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Ufa to a 4-1 Game Three win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov also chipped in a helper in the match for Ufa. Game Four is Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-24-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 4
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 3-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Branislav Konrad in Bratislava's 4-2 Game Three loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in defeat for Slovan while ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil had a goal for victorious Dynamo. Bratislava will try to stave off elimination in Game Four on Monday.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2
Cherepovets Leads the Series 2-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 1.69 GAA, .939 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin continued his strong playoff run stopping 21 shots in Game Three for a critical 3-2 Cherepovets win over Yaroslavl. The winning goal for Severstal was scored by former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had 4 shots in 17:40 for Cherepovets. Game Four is Monday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-21-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(3)Dynamo Moscow 3 vs. (6)Bratislava 2 (OT)
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 2-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Branislav Konrad in Bratislava's 3-2 overtime loss to Dynamo Moscow. Alexei Sopin led the way with a pair of goals for Dynamo, including the overtime winner. Game Three is Sunday.

(4)Yaroslavl 2 vs. (5)Cherepovets 1
Series Tied 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 25/27, 2.07 GAA, .926 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 1.53 GAA, .949 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Kronwall's power play goal turned out to be the winner in Yaroslavl's 2-1 Game Two victory over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 13:37 for Cherepovets.

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (6)Astana 4 (OT)
Astana Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov played just 9:34 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 Game One loss to Astana. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of goals in the win for Astana. Game Two is Friday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (5)Ufa 4 (OT)
Ufa Leads the Series 1-0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ufa defeated Magnitogorsk 4-3 in overtime despite a Metallurg goal by ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Iiro Tarkki in the match. Game Two is Friday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-20-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(3) Dynamo Moscow 5 vs. (6) Bratislava 1
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 1-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 26/31, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus was shelled for 5 goals in Bratislava's 5-1 Game One loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil had a pair of assists for victorious Dynamo. Game Two is scheduled for Thursday.

(4) Yaroslavl 1 vs. (5) Cherepovets 2
Cherepovets Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 31/32, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 31 shots to win a goaltending duel against ex-NHLer Curtis Sanford in Cherepovets' 2-1 Game One win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Lightning draft pick and current Cherepovets forward Denis Kazionov was kicked out of the game just 31 seconds into the First Period, taking a major for interference and a game misconduct that led to Lokomotiv's only goal. Game Two is Thursday.

KHL Game Day: 2-17-13

The end of the regular season...

KHL (Russia):
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Chelyabinsk 4
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

On the final day of the regular season, Nikita Nesterov snapped his season long scoreless drought with a helper on a Yegor Dugin goal in Chelyabinsk's 4-1 win over Magnitogorsk. The defenseman played 14:17 in the match. Caps first rounger Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 19th goal of the season in the win.

Novgorod 3 vs. Kabarovsk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khavarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 24 GP, 4-8-12, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 30 GP, 4-9-13, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev capped off his season the right way scoring a Second Period even strength goal in 14:00 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 3-2 loss to Novgorod. The goal put Gusev at a half a point a game since his trade to Amur, and he averaged a decent 12:53 of ice time a game for the team.

Cherepovets 3 vs. Nizhnekamsk 4 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OT Loss, 27/31, 4.00 GAA, .871 sv%
Season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin, who was named the KHL's Player of the Month for January, dropped his final start of the season 4-3 in overtime to Nizhnekamsk. Koshechkin ends the season with the most shutouts in the KHL at 8. Teammate Denis Kazionov, a former Lightning draft pick, was scoreless in the match and finished with 14 goals and 22 points in 45 games this season.

Dinamo Minsk 2 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 32/34, 2.00 GAA, .941 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy capped his regular season by stopping 32 shots in a 3-2 victory over Dinamo Minsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had 1 goal and 1 assist for Minsk in defeat.

Dinamo Riga 3 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 16/19, 3.00 GAA, .842 sv%
Season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus completed his superb rookie regular season in the KHL with a 3-1 loss to Dinamo Riga. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had Slovan's only goal in the loss. Ex-Lightning forward and Riga captain Martins Karsums scored the game winning goal for Dinamo.

Playoffs:
The playoffs begin Wednesday, with only Gusev's Khabarovsk failing to qualify for the postseason among teams with Lightning prospects. In the Western Conference, Koshechkin and 5th seeded Cherepovets will square off with 4th seeded Yaroslavl Lokomotiv to start the playoffs. Janus and 6th seeded Bratislava draw 3rd seed Dynamo Moscow. In the Eastern Conference, Nesterov and 3rd seeded Trakot Chelyabinsk will get 6th seed Barys Astana. 5th seed Ufa and Andrey Vasilevskiy draw 4th seed Magnitogorsk.

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