Praha 7 vs. Bratislava 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 36/43, 7.00 GAA, .837 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-11-4, 2 SO, 3.06 GAA, .889 sv%
Praha outshot Bratislava 43-14 en route to crushing their Eastern European neighbors 7-0. Ex-Sabres first rounder Jiri Novotny led the way with 2 goals for Praha and ex-Panthers second rounder Michal Repik added 1 goal and 1 assist.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM
Nikita Gusev played just 4:01 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khabarovsk. He got 6 shifts in the entire game. 6.
Cherepovets 5 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%
Tis the season for Andrey Vasilevskiy, who did not dress for Ufa, to be preparing for the WJC's. In his absence, his club fell 5-3 today to Cherepovets. Ex-NHLers Anton Babchuk and Bent Sopel each had helpers in defeat for Ufa.
Mytischi 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-8-6, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin masterfully turned away 41 shots to help Metallurg blank Mytischi 1-0. Ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee had the lone goal of the contest. Lee leads all KHL defensemen in scoring. Koshechkin's shutout marks back to back shutouts for the 6'6" tall netminder. He's now tied with 2 others for the KHL lead in shutouts.
CSKA 4 vs. Bratislava 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 34/38, 4.00 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-10-4, 2 SO, 2.89 GAA, .892 sv%
Jaroslav Janus evened his season record at 10-10-4 in Bratislava's 5-4 win over CSKA. Slovan got goals from ex-Lightning blueline prospects Vladimir Mihalik and Michal Sersen in the win. CSKA got goals from former NHLers Alexander Frolov and Oleg Saprykin in defeat.
Bratislava 1 vs. Mytischi 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 18/19, 0.92 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-10-4, 2 SO, 2.85 GAA, .892 sv%
Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 3 to convert in the penalty session for the SO Loss in Bratislava's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik assisted on Slovan's lone regulation goal.
Bratislava 5 vs. Yaroslavl 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 20/23, 3.00 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-10-3, 2 SO, 2.94 GAA, .890 sv%
Playing in just his second game of the season, ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had 2 goals to help lead Bratislava to a 5-3 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik also had a helper in the win for Slovan and ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen added 2 apples in the victory.
Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Omsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 39/41, 1.85 GAA, .951 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 16-8-5, 4 SO, 2.07 GAA, .932 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin was beaten by both Omsk shooters in the penalty shot session as Metallurg fell 3-2. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn scored the shootout winner and had an assist in the match. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov failed to convert in his shootout attempt for Magnitogorsk.
Ufa 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-6-3, 1 SO, 2.25 GAA, .923 sv%
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 8 PIM
Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov scored the overtime game winning goal in Ufa's 3-2 victory over Yugra. Yugra got a helper from ex-Lightning prospect Radek Smolenak in defeat. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup in the match for Ufa. Nikita Gusev did not dress for Khanty-Mansisysk.
Bratislava 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 36/38, 1.85 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-10-3, 2 SO, 2.94 GAA, .891 sv%
Jaroslav Janus surrendered goals on 1 of 2 shootout attempts as Slovan fell 3-2 to SKA St. Petersburg. Janus did turn away ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the penalty shot session.