Omsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev led all scorers with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists), his first points in a Yugra uniform, in his club's 6-2 trouncing of floundering Avangard Omsk. Omsk, which has already replaced their head coach, did get an assist from ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov. The younger Kazionov brother has 3 helpers in 6 games so far this year.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.02 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .912 sv%
Here comes Magnitogorsk and veteran, star goaltender Vasily Koshechkin. The club and the big netminder reeled off their 4th straight win by dismantling Amur Khabarovsk 6-1. Jan Kovar stayed hot for Metallurg by chipping in 2 goals and 4 points in the win.
Where's Andrey Vasilevskiy? He's no longer on Ufa's KHL or MHL rosters, nor has he suited up for Ufa's VHL affiliate, Toros Neftekamsk. Bolt Prospects will be checking on the status of the Lightning's prized goaltending prospect.
Update: Vasilevskiy sustained an injury, but is only supposed to be out a week. The Lightning are confirming this, as well as a report that Vasilevskiy is being transferred to Ufa's junior club.
SC Bern 2 @ Lausanne HC 3 (OT)
Joel Vermin, FW, SC Bern: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
2013-2014: 4 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 4 PIM
Lausanne overcame an early 2-0 hole by finishing a comeback in the second-half of the game with an overtime winner from Thomas Deruns. Former NHLer (Kings, Canadiens, Blackhawks) Christobal Huet picked up the win, stopping 18 of 20 attempts in the match. 2013 7th-rounder Joel Vermin, who has yet to score a point this season, was held without a shot.
Bratislava 2 vs. Kazan 1 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 22/23, 0.95 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 0 SO, 2.96 GAA, .880 sv%
Ex-Sabres draft pick Milan Bartovic had a pair of goals to stake Slovan Bratislava to a 2-1 overtime win against Ak Bars Kazan. Kazan's lone goal was scored by former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Vladivostok 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.87 GAA, .901 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk are fully awake from their slumber. They've reeled off 3 straight wins including today's 4-1 victory over Vladivostok. Czech born forward Jan Kovar led the way with a pair of goals.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Astana 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist to help Astana clobber Yugra 6-2. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev played 9:40 in the defeat.
Bratislava 1 vs. Chekhov 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 3.49 GAA, .863 sv%
Jaroslav Janus sat backup as Bratislava's rough start to the season continued in a 4-1 loss to Chekhov. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen assisted on Slovan's lone goal, a tally by former NHL defenseman Martin Skoula.