Janus, Jaroslav

World Championships Game Day: Day Eight

Group A
Sweden 3 vs. Slovakia 1
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, No Decision, 24/25, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus entered the game after the First Intermission, spelling starter Jan Laco, in Slovakia's 3-1 loss to Sweden. Lightning forward Richard Panik was also scoreless in 19:20 in the match, although he did lead the Slovaks in shots on goal in the contest. Wings rising star Gustav Nyqvist had a goal in the win for the Swedes.

Group B
USA 4 vs. Kazakhstan 3 (OT)
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 2-3-5, E, 2 PIM

It took Seth Jones' goal 1:05 into Overtime for Team USA to dispatch pesky Kazakhstan 4-3. Jones had 2 goals and 3 points in the win and was named his team's best player. Tyler Johnson was 45% on draws in 20:26 of ice time.

World Championships Game Day: Day Two

Group A
Canada 4 vs. Slovakia 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Richard Panik was on the ice for a pair of Third Period Canadian goals as a 1-1 game at the Second Intermission was blown wide open for an eventual 4-1 win. Panik played 17:07 in the match. Ottawa forward Kyle Turris had a helper and was named Canada's best player in the match.

Group B
Finland 2 vs. Latvia 3
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgars Masalskis in Latvia's 3-2 upset win over Finland. Ex-Senators pick Kaspars Dagavins had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Latvia.

USA 3 vs. Switzerland 2
Tyler Johnson, USA, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson assisted on the Third Period power play goal to tie the game at 2-2 and followed up with the even strength game-winning goal less that 12 minutes to lead USA to a 3-2 win over Switzerland. Johnson was also 55% on draws in 18:46 of ice time. Ex-Lightning signee Retu Suri was scoreless and -1 in 16:11 in the match for the Swiss side. Suri was on the ice for Johnson's game winner.

World Championships Game Day: Day One

Group A
Slovakia 2 vs. Czech Republic 3
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Richard Panik was scoreless in 16:56 in Slovakia's 3-2 loss to Czech Republic. Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Jan Laco in the loss. Devils forward Jaromir Jagr had a goal in the win.

Group B
Switzerland 0 vs. Russia 5
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup for Sergei Bobrovsky's 27 save shutout of Switzerland in Russia's World Championships opener. Russian captain Alexander Ovechkin had a pair of helpers in the win. Former Lightning signee Retu Suri was scoreless in 14:56 in defeat.

Belarus 1 vs. USA 6
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM

Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Tyler Johnson had 2 power play helpers as Team USA wrecked Belarus 6-1. Johnson played 16:26 in the game and was also 59% on draws. Dmitry Korobov played 20:03 and was -2 in defeat. Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba had a pair of goals in the win for the Americans.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-10-14

Nadezhda Cup
Bratislava 1 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
Regular season totals: 41 GP, 15-18-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%

Slovan Bratislava had the rare loss at the hands of an Empty Attacker goal as they tried desperately to win in regulation to keep their Nadezhda Cup hopes alive. However, Alexei Kaluzhny's goal with 12 seconds left in regulation gave Dinamo Minsk the victory. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan scored Bratislava's goal, their lone tally of the two game Qualification Round pairing against Minsk. Minsk moves on to play Mytischi in the next round while Bratislava is done.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-7-14

Nadezhda Cup
Dinamo Minsk 1 vs. Bratislava 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Regular season totals: 41 GP, 15-18-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%
Nadezhda Cup totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup today for Bratislava's 1-0 Nadezhda Cup opening loss to Minsk. The Nadezhda Cup is sort of a mini "best of the worst" tournament for KHL clubs that don't make the postseason. Slovan managed just 16 shots on goal in the tight-checking defeat.

The day also saw the start of the KHL Eastern Conference playoffs with 4 games, none of which featured Lightning prospects. Magnitogorsk (Koshechkin) and Ufa (Vasilevskiy) will begin their KHL Western Conference playoff runs tomorrow while Khanty-Mansiysk (Gusev) will get their first kick at the can in the Nadezhda Cup.

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