Cherepovets 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin , Cherepovets, Shootout Win, 27/29, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-8-2, 3 SO, 1.96 GAA, .933 sv%
Current Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman  assisted on a power play goal by former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski  to force overtime in a 3-2 Astana shootout loss to Cherepovets. Hedman finished with a pair of helpers in the match in 25:10 of ice time. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov  was scoreless and failed in his shootout attempt for Severstal. Also scoreless in the match: Astana forward and ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev , who is in his 4th season for Astana in the KHL. Yes, one of Dudley's late-round Russians is still hanging around (where have you gone, Vitali Smolianinov ?). Severstal faces Yaroslavl next on Saturday.