Chekhov 4 vs. CSKA 5 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, CSKA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Despite surrendering a pair of goals to ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk, CSKA defeated Chekhov 5-4 in a shootout. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev was -1 in 5:39 in the match. CSKA faces Astana next on Thursday.
Bratislava 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 42/44, 2.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-1, 1 SO, 1.74 GAA, .940 sv%
Jaroslav Janus continues to establish himself as one of the finest young goaltenders in the KHL. Despite being outshot 44-27, he repelled 42 shots on goal to deliver Slava to a 4-2 win over league power SKA. Impressive. Bratislava gets Omsk next on Saturday.
Orenburg 2 vs. Chelyabinsk Jr. 8
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., DNP
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Hey, there goes a snowman! These two teams rematch on Tuesday. Nikita Nesterov remains out of the lineup for Chelyabinsk Jr.