Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 20-15-35, E, 12 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -1 in 19:17 of ice time and failed to convert on his attempt in the Shootout in Yugra's 2-1 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Kazan got a helper from their captain, ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov, in the win. Svitov has 9 goals and 18 points in 45 games this season.
Yugra is a distant 21 points out of the final playoff spot in the East, sitting in 12th out of 14 teams.
Togliatti 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/32, 3.00 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 50 GP, 31-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%
Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of goals to lead Magnitogorsk to a 4-3 win over Lada Togliatti.
Magnitogorsk is 3rd in the Eastern Conference, 1 point behind Kazan for the top spot.
Mytischi 1 vs. St. Petersburg 0
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 45 GP, 1-8-9, E, 51 PIM
Ex-Preds 7th rounder Atte Engren turned aside all 31 shots he faced in Mytischi's 1-0 victory over SKA St. Petersburg. 21 year old Igor Levitsky, formerly of Gatineau in the QMJHL, had the only goal of the match.
Korobov's club sits in 9th in the Western Conference, 2 points out of the last playoff spot.