Vasilevski, Andrei

Subway Super Series Game Night: 11-5-12

Russia 6 @ Team QMJHL 2

D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Series totals: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

D Artem Sergeev, RUS: Did not play
Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: W, 31/33 (.940 SV%), Player of the Game
Series totals: 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, 31/33 (.940 SV%)

C Cedric Paquette, QMJHL: 0-0-0, E
Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Andrei Vasilevski put on a show Monday night in Blainville-Boisbriand, stopping 31 shots to lead Russia to a win in the opening game of the 2012 Canada-Russia Subway Super Series. The Q has now lost five straight games to the Russians. Vasilevski, who was wearing a Lightning mask, was named Player of the Game for Russia. He made routine saves, difficult saves, and spectacular saves. The save of the game was Vasilevski doing the splits to stop a QMJHL shot from his left. He was beaten on the power play on a shot that went top corner, then late in the game Jean-Sebastien Dea lost control of the puck on a partial breakaway and the disc snuck through Vasilevski's legs. Vasilevski was playing the deke.

Defenseman Nikita Nesterov played a significant amount of minutes for Russia and was out in all situations, including quarterbacking the power play and playing on a 5-on-3 penalty kill. He made good decisions and was praised for his "relentlessness." Lightning coach Guy Boucher will be happy about the "relentless" tag as it is one of his buzzwords.

Cedric Paquette didn't see a lot of ice time on his home rink, but he was perhaps the most physical QMJHL player, landing at least two big hits. One led to a scoring chance on Vasilevski, but the big Russian shut the door. Paquette will not play in Wednesday's Game 2. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev is expected to suit up for Russia in Game 2, however.

Box Score | Highlights

KHL Game Day: 10-29-12

KHL (Russia)
Ekaterinburg 1 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, 27/28, 1.01 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 10-9-2, 3 SO, 1.92 GAA, .933 sv%

Denis Kazionov scored his 7th goal of the season in Cherepovets' 2-1 win over Ekaterinburg. Kazionov was second amongst Severstal forwards in ice time with 19:31. He now has 7 goals and 7 points in 21 games. Cherepovets faces Magnitogorsk on Wednesday.

Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Chekhov 4 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 16 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 9:03 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 shootout loss to Chekhov. Washington Capitals first rounder Evgeni Kuznetsov had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Traktor, but was stopped cold in his only shootout attempt. Chelyabinsk plays Dynamo Minsk on Wednesday.

Bratislava 4 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-7-2, 2 SO, 2.44 GAA, .919 sv%

Bratislav Konrad was between the pipes for Slovan in their 4-2 win over Khabarovsk. Janus should get in for tomorrow's match against Novosibirsk.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Novgorod Jr. 0 vs. Ufa Jr. 3
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, SO, 23/23, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 21 GP, 15-6-0, 2 SO, 2.06 GAA, .926 sv%

And just like that, Andrei Vasilevski's (pictured) slump was over. Definitively. The first rounder stopped all 23 shots he faced to post his second shutout of the season. Ufa Jr. faces Novokuznetsk Jr. next on Thursday.

MHL Game Day: 10-28-12

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Novgorod Jr. 3 vs. Ufa Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 24/27, 3.02 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 20 GP, 14-6-0, 1 SO, 2.16 GAA, .923 sv%

After spending about a week sitting backup with the big club, Andrei Vasilevski was returned to Ufa's junior side for their 3-1 loss to Novgorod Jr. The two teams rematch on Monday.

European Game Day: 10-25-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Farjestads 3 vs. Brynas 0
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-2-7, +3, 6 PIM

Blackhawks prospect Alexander Salak had a 32 save shutout to lead Farjestads in its 3-0 win over Brynas. Brynas faces Lulea next on Saturday.

KHL (Russia)
Donetsk 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 2 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 15 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov's streak of 20+ minute games ended in today's 3-2 shootout loss to Donetsk. The young defenseman logged 11:15 in the contest. Chelyabinsk plays Chekhov next on Monday.

Meanwhile, Andrei Vasilevski did not dress for Ufa's 2-0 shutout win over Novosibirsk.

KHL Game Day: 10-23-12

Khabarovsk 5 vs. Ufa 2
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 19 GP, 14-5-0, 1 SO, 1.98 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski again sat backup in Ufa's 5-2 toss to Khabarovsk. Ufa plays Novosibirsk on Thursday.

Dynamo Riga 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 5
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 14 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov (pictured) continues his impressive run for Chelyabinsk, going +1 in 21:23 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 5-3 win over Riga. Nesterov led all Chelyabinsk defenders in ice time, and he was not on the ice for a single Riga goal. Ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura had an assist in defeat for Riga. Traktor plays Donetsk on Thursday. Nesterov was named KHL Rookie of the Week this week.

Bratislava 2 vs. CSKA 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 34/37, 3.05 GAA, .919 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 9-6-2, 2 SO, 2.37 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a pair of helpers to lead CSKA to a 3-2 win over Slovan Bratislava. Slovan plays Novokuznetsk on Saturday.

VHL (Russia 2)
Minsk2 1 vs. Tver 3
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 11 GP, 5-5-10, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:19 in Tver's 3-1 win over Minsk2. They face Yaroslavl2 on Friday.

KHL Game Day: 10-21-12

KHL (Russia)
Spartak Moscow 4 vs. Chelyabinsk 5 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 13 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM

Nikita Nesterov (pictured) set a new season high in ice time with 21:31 in Chelyabinsk's 5-4 shootout win over Spartak. Nesterov finished second amongst Traktor d-men in ice time behind only veteran Vyacheslav Belov. Ex-NHler Stan Chistov scored with 32 seconds in regulation for Traktor just to give them a chance to make it to the shootout and get the win. Traktor plays Dynamo Riga on Tuesday.

Novokuznetsk 4 vs. Ufa 3
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 14-5-0, 1 SO, 1.98 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski got the call to join the big club and sat backup today as Ufa fell to Novokuznetsk 4-3. Ex-NHLer Brett Sopel had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win for Novokuznetsk. If that's what it takes to get Vasilevski a little rest, so be it. Coincidentally, Vasilevski's fill-in for Ufa's junior side got a shutout in their 4-0 win over Novosibirsk. #SeeAlexSemakThatWasntSoBadWasIt?

MHL Game Day: 10-18-12

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 2 vs. Omsk Jr. 3 (OT)
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., OT Loss, 35/38, 2.91 GAA, .921 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 14-5-0, 1 SO, 1.98 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski and Ufa. Jr. got swept by Omsk Jr. by virtue of Baby Avanagard's 3-2 overtime win. Vasilevski has now started all 19 of Ufa Jr.'s games. Last season, the netminder only saw action in 27 games for Ufa Jr. all year. So, we're not even 2 months into the schedule and Vasilevski's already met 2/3 of his workload from last year. If I were the Bolt Prospects Twitter administrator, I might tweet #ThingsAlexSemakShouldKeepInMind.

European Game Day: 10-17-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 1 vs. AIK 5
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 6 PIM

Johan Harju has hit a cold spot, and was scoreless in Brynas' 5-1 loss to AIK. Brynas' backup, Robin Rahm, was between the pipes. Brynas faces MODO on Friday.

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 6 vs. Novgorod 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 12 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Boom goes the stay-at-home dynamite! Nikita Nesterov (pictured) was +3 in a season high 18:35 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 6-3 win over Novgorod. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had a goal for Torpedo in defeat. Chelyabinsk is off until Sunday when they face Spartak Moscow.

Cherepovets 6 vs. Bratislava 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 18/18, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-8-1, 3 SO, 1.92 GAA, .935 sv%

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 33/39, 6.00 GAA, .846 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 9-5-2, 2 SO, 2.37 GAA, .923 sv%

Oof! In a battle between old school and new school Lightning goaltending prospects, Vasily Koshechkin taught the new blood a serious lesson. The big veteran netminder logged an 18 save shutout in Cherepovets' 6-0 spanking of Bratislava. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov continued his quest to get back on Bolt Prospects' daily updates by scoring his 5th and 6th goals of the season, both on the power play, for Severstal. They face Omsk next on Saturday. Slovan will lick their wounds in preparation for CSKA next Tuesday.

VHL (Russia 2)
Chelyabinsk2 3 vs. Tver 1
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 10 GP, 5-5-10, -3, 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored Tver's only goal in their 3-1 loss to Chelyabinsk2. The forward played 18:25 in the match. Tver faces Minsk2 next Tuesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 2 vs. Omsk Jr. 6
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 17/21, 6.00 GAA, .810 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 14-4-0, 1 SO, 1.92 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski continued the theme of a poor day for young Lightning goaltending prospects after he was pulled after 2 periods in Ufa Jr.'s 6-2 loss to Omsk Jr. I ask the question again: does the young man need a rest after having started every game of the season thus far for Ufa Jr? I'm looking at you, ex-Lightning forward and current Ufa Jr. coach, Alexander Semak. These two teams rematch on Thursday.

MHL Game Day: 10-12-12

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. 4 vs. Ufa Jr. 5
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Shootout Win, 27/31, 3.69 GAA, .871 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 15-3-0, 1 SO, 1.92 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevski turned away both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to help stake Ufa Jr. to a 5-4 win over Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. Vasilevski remains unbeaten after regulation with 3 wins in the shootout. Despite the victory, though, Vasilevski's save percentage continues to erode from its stratospheric heights of the early season. One wonders if the 18 year old netminder, who has started all 18 of Ufa Jr.'s games, may have some fatigue setting in. Ufa Jr. plays Omsk Jr. next on Wednesday.

European Game Day: 10-11-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
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.

KHL (Russia)
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.

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