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KHL Game Day: 9-20-14

Bratislava 1 vs. CSKA Moscow 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .895 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup in Bratislava's crushing 4-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow. CSKA got a goal and an assist from former Wings second rounder Igor Grigorenko.

KHL Game Day: 9-19-14

Khanty-Mansiysk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:40 in Yugra's 5-2 pounding of Dinamo Riga. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar led the way with a pair of goals.

Sochi 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Win, 25/26, 1.01 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-1-1, 2 SO, 1.00 GAA, .960 sv%

Nashville second rounder Vladislav Kamenev potted the game-winning Third Period goal for Magnitogorsk in their 2-1 win over Sochi. Magnitogorsk currently sits in the top spot in the Eastern Conference and looks every bit the KHL defending champions.

Liiga Game Day: 9-17-14

HPK 6 vs. Karpat 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Saku Salminen did not dress as HPK defeated Karpat 6-2 to notch their first win of the season. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill had a hat trick and a helper in the win.

KHL Game Day: 9-17-14

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not suit up for Yugra's 4-3 loss to SKA. SKA won the match on the strength of 4 First Period goals including 2 by former NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk.

Dynamo Moscow 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-1, 2 SO, 0.99 GAA, .960 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned away 27 shots and 2 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session to defeat Dynamo Moscow 1-0. Danis Zaripov and Chris Lee both converted in the shootout to seal the win for Metallurg.

Who's Trending? (Part 4)

With today’s Part 4, we close the book on our late offseason Who’s Trending? series that examines rising or falling player values. As we’ve mentioned many times, the great part about hockey – and especially developmental hockey – is this is subject to change. This is The Afanasenkov Rule.

The series includes current prospects and players that started last season as prospects who remain in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

ICMYI: Part 1 (Prospects ranked 1-10), Part 2 (Prospects ranked 11-25), Part 3 (Unranked prospects)

Part 4: Recent Graduates

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