European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 12-27-13

Cherepovets 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 21-8-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .938 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his league leading 7th shutout of the campaign in Magnitigorsk's 4-0 win over his former club, Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov had a pair of helpers in the victory. The older Kazionov now has 1 goal and 7 points in 32 games this season.

Bratislava 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 11-11-4, 2 SO, 3.02 GAA, .889 sv%

Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka had a pair of goals to lead Slovan to a 4-2 win over Nizhnekamsk. Jaroslav Janus got his season record back to .500 with the win.

KHL Game Day: 12-26-13

Khanty-Mansisysk 1 vs. Novokuznetsk 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansysk, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not dress for Yugra's 6-1 loss to Novokuznetsk. 19 year old defenseman Mark Skutar had a career day with 1 goal and 4 points in the match.

Elsewhere, with Andrey Vasilevskiy away at the WJC's, Ufa defeated Mytischi 5-2.

KHL Game Day: 12-25-13

Spartak Moscow 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 6
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/23, 1.00 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 20-8-6, 6 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk played the role of The Grinch to Spartak, beating them 6-1 on Christmas Day. Ex-Lightning draft pick and current Metallurg assistant captain Dmitri Kazionov had a helper in the victory. Recently added Francis Pare, a former Detroit farmhand, was on the other end of the helper and had 2 goals in the win.

KHL Game Day: 12-15-13

Praha 7 vs. Bratislava 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 36/43, 7.00 GAA, .837 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-11-4, 2 SO, 3.06 GAA, .889 sv%

Praha outshot Bratislava 43-14 en route to crushing their Eastern European neighbors 7-0. Ex-Sabres first rounder Jiri Novotny led the way with 2 goals for Praha and ex-Panthers second rounder Michal Repik added 1 goal and 1 assist.

KHL Game Day: 12-13-13

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev played just 4:01 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khabarovsk. He got 6 shifts in the entire game. 6.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Tis the season for Andrey Vasilevskiy, who did not dress for Ufa, to be preparing for the WJC's. In his absence, his club fell 5-3 today to Cherepovets. Ex-NHLers Anton Babchuk and Bent Sopel each had helpers in defeat for Ufa.

Mytischi 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-8-6, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin masterfully turned away 41 shots to help Metallurg blank Mytischi 1-0. Ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee had the lone goal of the contest. Lee leads all KHL defensemen in scoring. Koshechkin's shutout marks back to back shutouts for the 6'6" tall netminder. He's now tied with 2 others for the KHL lead in shutouts.

CSKA 4 vs. Bratislava 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 34/38, 4.00 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-10-4, 2 SO, 2.89 GAA, .892 sv%

Jaroslav Janus evened his season record at 10-10-4 in Bratislava's 5-4 win over CSKA. Slovan got goals from ex-Lightning blueline prospects Vladimir Mihalik and Michal Sersen in the win. CSKA got goals from former NHLers Alexander Frolov and Oleg Saprykin in defeat.

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