Nesterov, Nikita

U20 World Junior Championships Game Day: Day One 12-26-12

Slovakia 2 vs. Russia 3 (OT)
Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Artem Sergeev, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 32/34, 1.85 GAA, .941 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.85 GAA. .941 sv%

Nikita Nesterov assisted on Albert Yarullin's game winning goal 4:50 into overtime as Russia snuck past Slovakia 3-2. Nesterov has been named an assistant captain for Russia in the tournament. Slovakia forced overtime with a dramatic power play goal with 36 seconds left in regulation by Richard Mraz, but could not finish the comeback in the overtime session. Nikita Kucherov scored the game opening goal for Russia and was second on Team Russia in shots on goal with 4. Goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy (pictured) was named Russia's player of the game after the match. Russia plays Team USA next on Friday.

Boxscore | Highlights

KHL Game Day: 12-23-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 9 GP, 2-3-5, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 15 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored with 6 seconds left in regulation to break up Alexander Sharychenko's shutout bid in Khabarovsk's 3-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Gusev played 12:29 in the game. NHLer Alexander Ovechkin scored a goal in the match for Dynamo. Khabarovsk plays Ekaterinburg on Wednesday.

Novogorod 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 1

NHLer Alexander Semin had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Novgorod to a 3-1 win over Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk's Nikita Nesterov is away with Russia's U20 junior team preparing for the start of the World Junior Championships on Wednesday.

Spartak Moscow 1 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 16 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 1-19-20, +18, 70 PIM

Victor Hedman had a minor for hooking, a double-minor for roughing, and a late misconduct in 16:56 of ice time in Astana's 2-1 shootout win over Spartak. Ex-AHL journeyman Nigel Dawes scored his 14th of the season and the shootout winner for Astana. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev also appeared in the match for Astana, playing just 5:15 and taking a minor for hooking. Astana plays Mytischi on Wednesday.

CSKA 4 vs. Ufa 1

Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had Ufa's only goal in their 4-1 loss to CSKA. Ex-NHLer Oleg Kvasha had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for CSKA. Ufa goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy is away with Russia's U20 junior team in preparation for the World Junior Championships tournament that starts Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 12-21-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 2 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 8 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 14 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a helper in 13:15 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 6-2 loss to SKA St. Petersburg. NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had a pair of assists in the victory for SKA. Khabarovsk will face Dynamo Moscow on Sunday.

Mytischi 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 4 (SO)

Caps first rounder Engeny Kuznetsov had a pair of goals and the shootout winner to lead Chelyabinsk to a 4-3 win over Mytischi. Chelyabinsk defenseman Nikita Nesterov remains away at Russia's U20 team camp ahead of the World Junior Championships.

Donetsk 2 vs. Astana 4
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 54 PIM

Victor Hedman had a delay of game minor in 20:36 of ice time in Astana's 4-2 win over Donetsk. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski scored his 15th goal of the season in the win for Astana. They face Mytischi on Wednesday.

Praha 6 vs. Ufa 1

NHLer Jakub Voracek had 2 goals and 3 points to lead Praha to a 6-1 win over Ufa. Andrei Vasilevskiy was again away for Ufa at Russia U20 camp. Ufa plays CSKA on Sunday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Nizhnekamsk 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 43/44, 0.92 GAA, .977 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 17-11-3, 4 SO, 2.15 GAA, .931 sv%

Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 3 penalty shooters to convert for the hard luck, 2-1 shootout loss to Nizhnekamsk. Bratislava faces Kazan tomorrow.

KHL Game Day: 12-19-12

KHL (Russia)
Yaroslavl 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1

Washington first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Chelyabinsk's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov is away from Traktor to camp with Russia's U20 junior team.

Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Astana 3 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 52 PIM

Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had his 14th goal of the season for Astana in their 3-2 win over Riga. Victor Hedman played 21:29 in the match. Astana faces Donetsk on Friday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Ufa 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 38/38, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-10-3, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .929 sv%

Jaroslav Janus stopped all 38 shots he faced and 3 of 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 1-0 win over Ufa. Janus is now in a 4-way tie for tops in the KHL in shutouts with a list that includes fellow Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin. Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka scored both of Bratislava's goals in the shootout. Bratislava faces Nizhnekamsk on Friday. Ufa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, like Nesterov, is away camping with Russia's U20 team.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 7 vs. Dynamo Minsk 2
Victor Hedman, Astana, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-18-19, +15, 52 PIM

Victor Hedman score his first goal of the season, an even strength marker, as Astana pounded Minsk 7-2. Hedman played 22:35 in the match. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Astana faces Dynamo Riga a week from Wednesday.

Khanty-Mansitsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 20/23, 3.11 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-15-2, 4 SO, 2.24 GAA, .921 sv%

Igor Skorokhodov had a hat trick to lead Yugra to a 3-2 victory over Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Chekhov a week from Thursday.

Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 17:19 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 4-0 shutout of Spartak Moscow. Traktor was led by 2 goals and 1 assist by Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov. They face Yaroslavl a week from Wednesday.

Ufa 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy again rode backup to Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a pair of assists in the win for Ufa. They face Bratislava a week from Wednesday.

Kazan 4 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 7 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 13 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a goal, his first in an Amur sweater, in Khabarovsk's 4-3 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Gusev played 12:05 in the contest. Longtime KHL superstar and former Penguins forward Alexei Morozov had one of Kazan's goals. Khabarovsk plays St. Petersburg a week from Friday.

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