Vladivostok 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev got a near non-existant 1:44 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 win over expansion Vladivostok. Ex-Predators draft pick Jonas Andersson had 2 goals to lead the way for Yugra.
Bratislava 3 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/24, 4.04 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 3.22 GAA, .874 sv%
I know somebody who wishes his KHL team had let him out of his contract to go back to North America. Hard times continue for Bratislava and Jaroslav Janus as they fell 4-3 to Dinamo Riga. Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Lightning property Kyle Wilson had 1 goal and 3 assists in the win for Riga, while ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura assisted on the Third Period game winner. In other words, you might call it, "When Ex-Teammates Attack".
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/26, 3.01 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-4-1, 2 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 3 points from star forward Danis Zaripov in their 4-3 win over Mytischi. For Mytischi, former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin led the way... to the box... with 16 penalty minutes including a Third Period booking that translates (gloriously) to "Checking to the Head and Neck Area". Good old R2.
Ufa 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.10 GAA, .926 sv%
Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk supplied a goal while former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov added in a helper as Ufa defeated Yaroslavl 3-1. Aging veteran and former Lightning prospect Anton But also had a helper in defeat for Lokomotiv.
Bratislava 5 vs. Praha 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 0 SO, 3.11 GAA, .879 sv%
For the first time this season, Jaroslav Janus and Bratislava might be getting on a little roll. The Slovakian netminder got his second straight win as they downed their Czech neighbors from Praha 5-2.
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -1 in 11:14 of ice time in Yugra's 4-1 thumping at the hands of Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a helper from former Lightning forward Martins Karsums in the win.
Dinamo Riga 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 37/40, 2.86 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-4-1, 2 SO, 2.24 GAA, .928 sv%
Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Riga to a 3-2 OT win over Magnitogorsk. Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had another multi-point effort in defeat, also posting 1 goal and 1 assist.
Bratislava 6 vs. Chelyabinsk 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 12/14, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 0 SO, 3.27 GAA, .870 sv%
Jaroslav Janus replaced starter Miroslav Koprzhiva after the First Intermission and helped backston Slovan to a 6-5 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen contributed 1 goal and 1 assist for Slovan in the win. Chelyabinsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn in defeat.
Praha 2 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1, 0 SO, 2.25 GAA, .923 sv%
Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov scored his second goal of the campaign to help lead Ufa to a 3-2 win over Lev Praha. With Iiro Tarkki now cut loose from Ufa, highly regarded Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy now appears to be the unquestioned #1 goaltender for the club. His backup today, Vyacheslav Volkov, is just 18 years old and came into the year with no KHL experience.