Lulea 0 vs. Brynas 1
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless against his old club in Brynas' 1-0 win over Lulea. Brynas faces Farjestads next on Thursday.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Mytischi 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 28/28, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-5-1, 1 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) posted his first shutout of the season and evened his record at 5-5-1 in Cherepovets' 4-0 blanking of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov stayed hot by scoring his 3rd goal of the season in the victory. Cherepovets gets Spartak Moscow next on Friday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 5 vs. Astana Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 25/26, 1.05 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 12-1-0, 1 SO, 1.53 GAA, .945 sv%
Death. Taxes. Andrei Vasilevski. He posted his 11th regulation win and 12th overall win as Ufa Jr. easily handled Baby Astana 5-1. The two clubs rematch on Wednesday.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Novogorod 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 22/24, 2.00 GAA, .917 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-5-1, 0 SO, 2.16 GAA, .930 sv%
Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov's second goal of the season turned out to be the game winner in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Novgorod. The younger Kazionov brother has 2 goals in 10 games for Severstal this year.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 2 (SO)
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 29/31, 1.85 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-1-0, 1 SO, 1.57 GAA, .944 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) picked up his first shootout victory of the season, stopping both Ekaterinburg Jr. shooters he faced in Ufa Jr.'s 3-2 victory. Ufa Jr. draws Astana Jr. on Tuesday.
Still no Nikita Gusev sightings for CSKA Jr. as they fell to Riga Jr. today.
Brynas 3 vs. Timra 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM
Johan Harju (pictured) scored a goal and assisted on the game winner in Brynas' 3-2 win over Timra. For Harju, it gives him his second straight multi-point outing after scoring just 1 point in the season's first 5 games. Oscar Hedman, brother of Victor, had a helper in defeat for Timra. Brynas faces Harju's old club, Lulea, next on Tuesday.
Chelyabinsk 5 vs. Praha 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 5 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 4:11 in Chelyabinsk's 5-2 thumping of Lev Praha. Ex-Lightning prospect Michael Sersen was scoreless in 21 minutes on the backline for Lev.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 29/32, 3.04 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 1 SO, 2.06 GAA, .933 sv%
Jaroslav Janus had a rare loss in Bratislava's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Magnitogorsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov scored the game winning goal for Metallurg.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 4 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-1-0, 1 SO, 1.55 GAA, .945 sv%
The remarkable junior season of Andrei Vasilevski rolls on, as the Lightning first rounder picked up his 10th win in his first 11 starts in Ufa Jr.'s 4-1 victory over Ekaterinburg Jr. The two teams rematch on Sunday.
Nikita Gusev did not suit up for CSKA in either the KHL or MHL today.
Bratislava 4 vs. Khanty-Manisysk 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 36/39, 3.00 GAA, .923 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-1-1, 1 SO, 1.94 GAA, .936 sv%
Jaroslav Janus picked up his second shootout victory of the season, stopping 2 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session for the victory. Remember, on Bolt Prospects, we count shootout wins as wins, because they should be. Among those 2 Yugra shooters denied? Ex-Lightning prospect Anton But. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had the shootout winner for Slava. They face Magnitogorsk next on Saturday.
As a side note: Andrei Vasilevski, Dustin Tokarski, Riku Helenius, Jaroslav Janus. It's the Lightning's deepest and best position prospect-wise by a fairly wide margin. That's saying something given how loaded the team is with right wingers, too.
Last season we introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on the ice.
While Cory Conacher won nearly every AHL award in which he was eligible last year, plus a Calder Cup, we’re fairly certain he’s got a printed copy of his Bolt Prospects Prospect of the Week write-ups stashed in his hockey bag to remind him what can come from dedication and hard work. In the paraphrased words of Ron Burgundy, we don’t know how to put this, but this award is a kind of a big deal.
Now, whether or not the award smells of rich mahogany is up for debate, but we like it regardless.
At any rate, this week’s BP Prospect of the Week award – the first of the season – goes to … Andrei Vasilevski, goaltender, Ufa Jr. (MHL - Russia).