KHLGame Day: 2-1-13
Ufa 5 vs. Kazan 0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%
Ex-Syracuse Crunch netminder Iiro Tarkki turned away all 12 shots he faced in a light workload, 5-0 shutout of Kazan. Former Lightning draft choice Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal and 1 assist for Ufa in the win. Glukhov has 5 goals and 11 points in 45 games this season. Ufa faces Nizhnekamsk on Wednesday.
Cherepovets 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 49 GP, 27-19-3, 7 SO, 2.13 GAA, .922 sv%
Workhorse veteran Vasily Koshechkin stopped 25 shots to help snap a 2-game losing streak as Cherepovets belted Magnitogorsk 5-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Cherepovets. The younger Kazionov brother now has 14 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season, averaging 16:41 of ice time per game. One wonders at what point the 25 year old power forward might get back on the Lightning's radar. Cherepovets plays Kazan on Wednesday.
Bratislava 3 vs. Chekhov 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 23-13-4, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .933 sv%
Jaroslav Janus (pictured) continued a very strong rookie campaign in the KHL by stopping all 20 shots he faced in Slovan Bratislava's 3-0 win over Chekhov. Slovan got a goal from ex-NHLer Marek Svatos in the win. They face Praha on Sunday.