Koshechkin, Vasily

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.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-25-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 3
Dynamo Moscow Wins the Series 4-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 26/29, 3.02 GAA, .897 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .867 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Bratislava was swept out of the first round of the KHL playoffs after falling to Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Game Four. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik had a goal in defeat for Slovan. Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus' season is over.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2 (OT)
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 48/50, 1.01 GAA, .960 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 1.42 GAA, .947 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored 18:48 into the 3rd Overtime to lift Cherepovets to a 3-2 Game Four win over Yaroslavl. Kazionov played 31:56 in the match. Vasily Koshechkin's 48 saves in victory were actually light work compared to the 80 shots Yaroslavl goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped in defeat. Cherepovets goes for the series win in Game Five on Thursday.

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Astana Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 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 was scoreless in 10:42 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's critical 3-1 Game Three win over Astana. The victory gets Traktor back into the series. Game Four is Tuesday.

(5)Ufa 4 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 1
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%

Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Ufa to a 4-1 Game Three win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov also chipped in a helper in the match for Ufa. Game Four is Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-24-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 4
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 3-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Branislav Konrad in Bratislava's 4-2 Game Three loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in defeat for Slovan while ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil had a goal for victorious Dynamo. Bratislava will try to stave off elimination in Game Four on Monday.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2
Cherepovets Leads the Series 2-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 1.69 GAA, .939 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin continued his strong playoff run stopping 21 shots in Game Three for a critical 3-2 Cherepovets win over Yaroslavl. The winning goal for Severstal was scored by former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had 4 shots in 17:40 for Cherepovets. Game Four is Monday.

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