Koshechkin, Vasily

World Championships Game Day: 5-9-13

Russia 1 vs. France 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Loss, 17/19, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%
Tournament totals; 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%

Wow. In one of the biggest upsets in recent World Championships history, France upended Vasily Koshechkin and Russia 2-1. Wow. Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel scored the game winning goal for Team France. Did I mention, wow?

Slovakia 3 vs. Latvia 5
Jaroslav Janus. Slovakia, Loss, 15/17, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%

In a milder upset, Latvia upended Slovakia 5-3. Jaroslav Janus came into the game at the start of the Second Period and took the backdoor loss allowing 2 goals on 17 shots in defeat. Ex-Predators draft pick, Latvia captain, and damned fine hockey player, Lauris Darzins had a hat trick for the Latvians, including the game winning goal.

Sweden 0 vs. Canada 3
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos scored a power play goal that turned out to be the game winner in Canada's 3-0 blanking of Sweden. Ex-Lightning goaltender Mike Smith turned away all 33 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians. Stamkos is now tied with 3 others, including New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk, for the tournament lead in scoring.

World Chamionships Game Day: 5-7-13

Russia 5 vs. USA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000sv%

Ben Bishop, USA, Loss, 25/30, 5.19 GAA, .833 sv%
Touuurnament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .873 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

Third Period goals by Yevgeny Medvedev and Alexander Radulov helped Russia break a 3-3 stalemate and cruise to a 5-3 win over Team USA. Colorado's Paul Stastny had 2 goals in defeat for the Americans. The Russians got 1 goal and 1 assist from New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk.

Canada 7 vs. Norway 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM

Team Canada, grumpy after a shocking shutout loss to Switzerland, thumped defenseless Norway 7-1. Steven Stamkos paced all scorers with 1 goal and 4 points while Colorado's Matt Duchene chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist. Stamkos is 1 point back of Kovalchuk and Finland's Petri Kontiola for the tournament lead in scoring.

World Championships Game Day: 5-5-13

Germany 1 vs. Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Semyon Varlamov in Russia's 4-1 victory over Germany. New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk had a hat trick in the match for the Russians.

Switzerland 3 vs. Canada 2 (SO)
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

In an absolute shocker, underdog Switzerland upended Canada 3-2 in a shootout. Steven Stamkos had an assist, but failed in his attempt in the shootout session for the Canadians.

Latvia 1 vs. USA 4
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 19/20, 1.00 GAA, .950 sv%
Tournament toals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .902 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Ben Bishop turned away 19 of 20 shots in USA's 4-1 victory over Latvia. Team USA got a pair of helpers from captain Paul Stastny of Colorado in the win.

World Championships Game Day: 5-4-13

USA 5 vs. Austria 3
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson had a pair of goals to help USA put away pesky Austria 5-3. Ben Bishop turned away 18 shots for the victory. Matt Carle and Nate Thompson, both serving as assistant captains for Team USA, were scoreless in the match.

Russia 6 vs. Latvia 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzlagov turned away 15 shots in Russia 6-0 shutout of Latvia. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had a helper in the win.

Canada 3 vs. Denmark 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos had a power play goal as Canada struggled past a surprising upset bid by Denmark 3-1. Colorado forward Matt Duchene scored Canada's other 2 goals.

Finland 2 vs. Slovakia 0
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Rastislav Stana as Slovakia fell 2-0 to Finland. Antti Raanta stopped 36 shots for the shutout.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-12-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(5)Cherepovets 2 vs. (1)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/32, 4.14 GAA, .875 sv%
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .917 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

1 goal and 1 assist by former NHLer and current SKA captain Dimitry Kalinin put the final nail in the coffin for Cherepovets in their 4-2 Game Four loss to St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg also got a goal from former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov did have a goal in defeat for Severstal. He finishes his playoffs with 2 goals and 3 points in 9 games with 56 penalty minutes and a even rating. SKA is the first KHL team through to the Conference Finals round of the Gagarin Cup Playoffs.

Eastern Conference
(5)Ufa 0 vs. (1)Kazan 3
Ufa Leads the Series 2-1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Konstantin Barulin stopped all 28 shots he faced in Kazan's 3-0, Game Three shutout of Ufa. Andrey Vasilevskiy still has yet to see action in the playoffs. Game Four is Wednesday.

(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (2)Omsk 0
Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 3-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Michael Garnett stopped all 24 shots he faced to lead Chelyabinsk to a key 3-0, Game Three win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 17 in defeat. Nikita Nesterov did not dress for the match for Traktor. Game Four is Wednesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-11-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(5)Cherepovets 0 vs. (1)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .922 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-NHLer Dimitri Kalinin had 2 assists in SKA's 4-0 win over Cherepovets. The Game Three victory puts Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets on the precipice of elimination. They go for the sweep Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-8-13

KHL Playoff Game Day (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 4 vs. (5)Cherepovets 1
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/35, 4.04 GAA, .886 sv%
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 0 SO, 2.24 GAA, .925 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 2 goals and ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist as SKA pounded Severstal 4-1 in Game Two of their Semifinal series. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov did not dress after being booted out of Game One with a boarding major. Monday is Game Three.

Eastern Conference
(1)Kazan 2 vs. (5)Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored the game winning goal for Ufa in their 3-2 Game One win over top seed Kazan. Finnish national Antti Pihlstrom scored Ufa's other 2 goals. Game Two is Saturday.

(2)Omsk 0 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 5
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov did not dress in Chelyabinsk's 5-0 shutout of Omsk. Ex-Thrashers draft pick Michael Garnett stopped all 33 shots he faced for Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk. Game Two is Saturday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-7-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 7 vs. (5)Cherepovets 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 33/38, 5.03 GAA, .868 sv%
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 4-3-0, 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .930 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

SKA St. Peterburg won the opening game of their Western Conference Semifinal series with Cherepovets in a 7-4 track meet. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had a hat trick to lead the way for SKA. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin also added a helper for the club. For Cherepovets, former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a goal. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was kicked out of the game at 3:08 of the First Period for boarding, leading to SKA's opening goal. Game Two is Friday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-2-13

KHL Playoff (Russia):

Western Conference
(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 1
Cherepovets Wins the Series 4-2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 24/25, 1.00 GAA, .960 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 1.59 GAA, .943 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned away 24 shots to lead Cherepovets to a 3-1 Game Six win over Yaroslavl and secure the team's spot in the Western Conference Semifinals. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov assisted on Cherepovets' third goal. As the lowest remaining seed in the West, Cherepovets moves on to face top seed SKA St. Petersburg beginning on Thursday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-28-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):
(4)Yaroslavl 3 vs. (5)Cherepovets 2
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 32/25, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 1.69 GAA, .940 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs picks Staffan Kronwall's power play goal with 2:26 left in regulation lifted Yaroslavl to a 3-2 Game Five win over Cherepovets. Kronwall also had a helper in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had a minor for hooking and 3 shots in 15:44. Game Six is scheduled for Saturday.

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