Vasilevski, Andrei

World Championships Game Day: Day Twelve

Group A
Denmark 3 vs. Slovakia 4
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 2 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik completed a scoreless Preliminary Round of the World Championships posting a -1 in 16:04 of ice time in Slovakia's 4-3 win over Denmark. Slovakia got a pair of goals by the Wings Tomas Tatar in the win. Slovakia misses the Quarterfinals Round by 1 point, finishing 5th behind the surprising squad from France in Group A. Canada, Sweden, and Czech Republic also advance out of the Group.

Group B
Germany 4 vs. USA 5
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +1, 2 PIM

Calgary prospect Johnny Gaudreau had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the USA's best player in their 5-4 win over Germany. Detroit's Justin Abdelkader also had 2 goals for the US in the win. Tyler Johnson was 46% on draws in 22:46 in the match. The US finished in 2nd in Group B and advances to play Czech Republic in the Quarterfinals.

Latvia 2 vs. Switzerland 3
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 23/26, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 3.79 GAA, .891 sv%

Switzerland got a goal from Devils forward Damien Brunner and a helper from former Lightning draft pick Luca Cunti in their 3-2 win over Latvia. Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons had Latvia's only goal in defeat. Latvia finished 6th in Group B and will not advance to the Quarterfinals.

Russia 2 vs. Belarus 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +4, 14 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 19 shots and was named Russia's best player in their 2-1 win over Belarus. Dmitry Korobov chipped in a helper on a Third Period even strength goal and had a pair of minors for tripping in 16:40 for the Belarusians. Russia finishes tops in Group B and will face France in the Quarterfinals. Belarus finishes 3rd in Group B and will face Sweden in the Quartfinals Round. Finland was the fourth team to advance out of Group B and will face Canada in the Quarterfinals.

World Championships Game Day: Day Ten

Group B
USA 3 vs. Finland 1
Tyler Johnson, USA, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of Third Period goals and was 45% on draws in 22:25 of ice time as USA knocked off Finland 3-1. Johnson was named USA's best player in the match. Johnson is currently tied for 9th in tournament scoring. Nashville's Seth Jones had a pair of helpers in the win for the US, as well.

Russia 3 vs. Germany 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy needed a masterful 27 save performance to help Russia stave off a spirited effort by Germany 3-0. It took 3 third period markers, including an empty netter by Viktor Tikhonov, for Russia to put the Germans away. The victory clinches the top spot in Group B for the Russians, but it may have come at a very high price. Team captain Alexander Ovechkin left the ice after 15:48 of ice time with what some observers deemed to likely be a catastrophic knee injury.

World Championships Game Day: Day Nine

Group A
Slovakia 4 vs. Italy 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik's scoreless tournament continued in Slovakia's 4-1 win over Italy. Rising Red Wings star Tomas Tatar had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Slovaks. Their club is coached by former Lightning forward Vladimir Vujtek. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for the match.

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Russia 4
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, .975 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov continued his outstanding tournament with 2 goals and 3 points en route to being named the best player of the match as Russia toppled Latvia 4-1. Kristers Gudlevskis turned aside 39 shots in defeat. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 14 for the victory.

Belarus 5 vs. Germany 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had a minor for tripping in 18:20 in Belarus' 5-2 win over Germany. The Belarusian attack was paced by 2 goals and 3 points by NHLer Mikhail Grabovski.

World Championships Game Day: Day Six

Group A
Slovakia 5 vs. Norway 2
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a pair of goals as Slovakia defeated Norway to earn their first victory of the World Championships. Richard Panik was scoreless in 12:51 in the win.

Group B
Russia 7 vs. Kazakhstan 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy did not dress for Russia's 7-2 dismantling of Kazakhstan. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 4 points in the match and was named the contest's best player.

World Championships Game Day: Day Five

Group B
Kazakhstan 4 vs. Latvia 5
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .909 sv%

Ex-Thrashers pick Arturs Kulda had a pair of goals to lead Latvia to a narrow 5-4 win over Kazakhstan. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Antropov had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Kazaks. Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgard Masalskis for Latvia.

With all teams now through 3 games of the round robin phase of the tournament, Richard Panik's Slovakia is in last in the 8 team Group A. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Russia are currently 1st in Group B, followed by second place Team USA and Tyler Johnson, third place Gudlevskis and Latvia, and fourth place Dmitry Korobov and home country Belarus.

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