Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Omsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 20/22, 1.85 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 0 SO, 1.93 GAA, .912 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all three shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk defeated Avangard Omsk 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin assisted on the Third Period game tying goal to force Overtime, and notched the winning goal in the Shootout.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Togliatti 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev did not play in Yugra's 3-2 OT win over Lada Togliatti. We'll see if the talented forward's absence from Yugra is a long term issue.
Elsewhere, still no official word on where Saku Salminen will land for his 2015-2016 campaign and there was additional news out of Finland that Jonne Tammela will miss 1-2 months for KalPa with an injury.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/25, 1.85 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 1.94 GAA, .913 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitka defeated Barys Astana 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of helpers for Astana, which blew a 2-0 lead coming out of the First Period. Washington Capitals first rounder Ilya Samsonov, who is Koshechkin's backup, has yet to see KHL game action this season.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Novgorod 3 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM
Carter Ashton had a First Period power play goal in Novgorod's 4-2 SO loss to Cherepovets. Ashton played 19:13 in the match. Ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn assisted on Ashton's marker.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .911 sv%
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM
Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolkski had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in their 6-2 win over Yugra. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 26 shots in the win. Nikita Gusev assisted on a Second Period goal to cut Yugra's defecit to 2-1, but Magnitka scored the next 3 goals to help put the victory away. Gusev played 18:14 in the match.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 12/14, 2.04 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .903 sv%
Magnitogorsk fell 2-1 to Ekaterinburg despite outshooting their opponents 23-14 in the match in a tight checking affair. It was Vasily Koshechkin's first loss of the campaign.
Ufa 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season as Ufa doubled up Yugra 4-2. The forward played 15:47 in the match and led his club with 6 shots on goal. Undrafted 22 year old defenseman Zakhar Arzamastsev had a pair of helpers for Ufa in the victory.
St. Petersburg 1 vs. Novgorod 3
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Carter Ashton was scoreless in 16:07 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 win over SKA St. Petersburg. The team got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov in the win.
Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 5
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 2-1-3, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +3, 2 PIM
The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev notched the Third Period, game winning goal and had a power play helper on the insurance marker in Yugra's 5-3 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. The young forward also had a Second Period tally in the match and a minor for holding in 13:34 of ice time in his club's first win of the new regular season.
Omsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/26, 2.77 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 1.92 GAA, .917 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned away all three shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to lift Magnitka to a 4-3 shootout win over Omsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.
Jokerit 5 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 20 shots as Jokerit steamrolled Novgorod 5-1. Carter Ashton had a minor for hooking in 16:13 in defeat. There's still no word as of yet on what Jokerit will do with forward Saku Salminen.