KHL Game Day: 12-7-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 7 vs. Dynamo Minsk 2
Victor Hedman, Astana, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-18-19, +15, 52 PIM

Victor Hedman score his first goal of the season, an even strength marker, as Astana pounded Minsk 7-2. Hedman played 22:35 in the match. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Astana faces Dynamo Riga a week from Wednesday.

Khanty-Mansitsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 20/23, 3.11 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-15-2, 4 SO, 2.24 GAA, .921 sv%

Igor Skorokhodov had a hat trick to lead Yugra to a 3-2 victory over Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Chekhov a week from Thursday.

Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 17:19 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 4-0 shutout of Spartak Moscow. Traktor was led by 2 goals and 1 assist by Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov. They face Yaroslavl a week from Wednesday.

Ufa 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy again rode backup to Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a pair of assists in the win for Ufa. They face Bratislava a week from Wednesday.

Kazan 4 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 7 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 13 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a goal, his first in an Amur sweater, in Khabarovsk's 4-3 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Gusev played 12:05 in the contest. Longtime KHL superstar and former Penguins forward Alexei Morozov had one of Kazan's goals. Khabarovsk plays St. Petersburg a week from Friday.