Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Astana 6 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 17/21, 4.41 GAA, .810 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-4-5, 4 SO, 1.76 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped 2 of 3 in the shootout to help Magnitka defeat Astana 7-6. Koshechkin split time in the game with backup Alexei Murygin, who allowed 2 goals in a shade under 10 minutes. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin again led the way for Magnitogorsk with 2 goals and 4 points.
Brastislava 1 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 30/34, 4.67 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-11-5, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .895 sv%
Jaroslav Janus relieved started David LeNeveu 8:39 into the First Period as Bratislava was smashed by SKA St. Petersburg 6-1. Janus also took a minor penalty for deliberately knocking his net off the pegs in the contest.
As of right now, Bratislava (Janus) and Mytischi (Korobov) sit in 10th and 11th, respectively, in the Western Conference. Magnitogorsk (Koshechkin) and Khanty-Mansiysk (Gusev) sit in 3rd and 9th in the Eastern Conference.
Yaroslavl 6 vs. Mytischi 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 45 PIM
Dmitry Korobov assisted on a goal in garbage time in Mytischi's 6-3 loss to Yaroslavl. He played 24:41 in the game. Ex-Leafs pick Staffan Kronwall had a goal in the victory for Yaroslavl.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 23-4-4, 4 SO, 1.68 GAA, .939 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 41 shots he faced to lead Magnitka to a 3-0 Christmas Eve triumph over Ekatrinburg. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 3 points in the victory.
Bratislava 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 6
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 32/37, 5.04 GAA, .865 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-11-5, 2 SP, 2.75 GAA, .896 sv%
Ex-Syracuse Crunch Dan Sexton had a pair of goals to help Nizhnekamsk defeat Slovan Bratislava 6-4. Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a goal in defeat for Slovan.
Bratislava 2 vs. Togliatti 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 18/20, 1.85 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-10-5, 2 SO, 2.64 GAA, .898 sv%
Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 2 to convert in the penalty shot session in Slovan's 3-2 loss to Togliatti. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen assisted on the Third Period tying goal for Slovan in the match. Former Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov also had a helper for Togliatti.