Koshechkin, Vasily

Oddset Hockey Games: Day Three

Sweden 1 vs. Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 36/37, 1.00 GAA, .973 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 1.92 GAA, .940 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was a difference maker, stopping 36 shots in a game where Russia was outshot 37-22 in their 4-1 win over Sweden. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov scored the final goal of the match for Russia. Russia faces Czech Republic Sunday in the final match of the tournament.

Oddset Hockey Games: Day One

Russia 4 vs. Finland 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, SO Win, 27/30, 2.77 GAA, .900 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .900 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 2 of 3 shooters in the penalty shot session to help deliver Russia a 4-3 shootout win over Finland in the first game of the Oddset Hockey Games. Ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a helper in defeat for the Finns. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov, the elder brother, had 1 shot on goal and was over 60% on draws in a 4th line role for the Russians. They play Sweden next on Saturday.

KHL Game Day: 2-1-13

KHL (Russia)
Ufa 5 vs. Kazan 0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-Syracuse Crunch netminder Iiro Tarkki turned away all 12 shots he faced in a light workload, 5-0 shutout of Kazan. Former Lightning draft choice Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal and 1 assist for Ufa in the win. Glukhov has 5 goals and 11 points in 45 games this season. Ufa faces Nizhnekamsk on Wednesday the 13th.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 49 GP, 27-19-3, 7 SO, 2.13 GAA, .922 sv%

Workhorse veteran Vasily Koshechkin stopped 25 shots to help snap a 2-game losing streak as Cherepovets belted Magnitogorsk 5-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Cherepovets. The younger Kazionov brother now has 14 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season, averaging 16:41 of ice time per game. One wonders at what point the 25 year old power forward might get back on the Lightning's radar. Cherepovets plays Kazan on Wednesday the 13th.

Bratislava 3 vs. Podolsk 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 44 GP, 25-15-4, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .933 sv%

Jaroslav Janus (pictured) continued a very strong rookie campaign in the KHL by stopping all 20 shots he faced in Slovan Bratislava's 3-0 win over Podolsk. Slovan got a goal from ex-NHLer Marek Svatos in the win. They face Praha on Sunday.

KHL Game Day: 1-30-13

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Donetsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 21 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 27 GP, 3-9-12, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was -1 in 16:49 in Khabarovsk's 4-1 loss to Donetsk as the death march of their late season continues. Khabarovsk has already been eliminated from postseason consideration.

Ufa 6 vs. Omsk 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-Lightning prospect Karri Ramo was pulled midway through Omsk's 6-1 defeat at the hands of Ufa. Ex-Flyer Stefan Ruzicka helped lead the way for Ufa with 1 goal and 1 assist.

CSKA 3 vs. Cherepovets 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OT Loss, 23/26, 2.95 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 48 GP, 26-19-3, 7 SO, 2.13 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev's 2nd goal of the season was not enough to help Cherepovets to victory in their 3-2 overtime defeat at the hands of CSKA. CSKA got 1 goal and 1 assist from Alexander Radulov in the win.

Dinamo Minsk 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 5
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 33 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 14 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scratched in Chelyabinsk's 5-2 win over Minsk. Minsk got a helper from ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala in the loss.

KHL Game Day: 1-28-13

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 1 vs. Spartak Moscow 2
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 20 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 26 GP, 3-9-12, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev returned to the lineup after a one game absence, but played only 3:20 in Khabarovsk's 2-1 loss to Spartak Moscow. Khabarovsk plays Donetsk on Wednesday.

Ufa 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 4
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 29/33, 4.00 GAA, .879 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick had a goal in support of current Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy and Ufa's 5-4 win over Khanty-Mansiysk. Ex-NHLer Oleg Saprykin also had 2 helpers in the match for Ufa. Ufa plays Omsk Wednesday.

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 33 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 14 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Peter Prucha had a goal in St. Petersburg's 5-1 rout of Chelyabinsk. Chelyabinsk plays Dinamo Minsk Wednesday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 28/30, 2.02 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 43 GP, 24-15-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .932 sv%

Ex-Lightning defenseman Lukas Krajicek had a goal to help lead Minsk to a 2-1 win over Bratislava. Jaroslav Janus stopped 28 shots in defest in the match.

Praha 5 vs. Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/33, 5.11 GAA, .848 sv%
Season totals: 47 GP, 26-18-3, 7 SO, 2.12 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets' red hot January hit a speed bump in their 5-4 loss to Praha. Praha got 2 goals and 1 assist from former NHLer Michal Repik in the match. Cherepovets plays CSKA Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 1-26-13

KHL (Russia):
Khabarovsk 4 vs. Dynamo Riga 2
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, DNP
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 19 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 25 GP, 3-9-12, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not dress for Khabarovsk's 4-2 win over Riga. Riga is now captained by former Lightning forward Martins Karsums, who was scoreless in the defeat. Khabarovsk plays Spartak Moscow on Monday.

Ufa 4 vs. Astana 6
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, No Decision, 1/1, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 1.68 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy came played 13:17 and stopped the only shot he faced in Ufa's 6-4 loss to Astana. Astana got 2 goals and 3 points from former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski in the win. Ufa plays Khanty-Mansiysk on Monday.

Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +6, 14 PIM

Nikita Nesterov took a minor for tripping in 15:31 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-0 shutout loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo was led by ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil's game winning goal. Traktor plays St. Petersburg on Monday.

Bratislava 0 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 21/21, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 46 GP, 26-17-3, 7 SO, 2.05 GAA, .925 sv%

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 28/31, 3.00 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 24-14-4, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) posted his league leading 7th shutout of the season for Cherepovets to best Bratislava and fellow Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus 3-0. The big netminder got 1 goal and 3 points from ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov in the win. The younger Kazionov now has 13 goals and 19 points in 40 games this season. Red hot Cherepovets plays Praha on Monday. Bratislava faces Dinamo Minsk.

KHL Game Day: 1-21-13

KHL (Russia)
Ekaterinburg 1 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 22/23, 1.00 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 5 GP, 2-1-0, 1 SO, 1.82 GAA, .934 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy got the start against sad sack Ekaterinburg, and the youngster turned away 22 shots in a 3-1 win for Ufa. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a goal in the win for Ufa. They play Novosibirsk on Wednesday.

Chelyabinsk 5 vs. Nizhnekamsk 4
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 29 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 10 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov played just 3:03 as Chelyabinsk eked out a 5-4 win over Nizhnekamsk. Ex-NHLer Deron Quint had a pair of assists in the win for Traktor. They play Magnitogorsk on Wednesday.

Cherepovets 7 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 45 GP, 25-17-3, 6 SO, 2.10 GAA, .924 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 19 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 25 GP, 3-9-12, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Vasya Koshechkin and Cherepovets continue to roll, as they pummeled bottomfeeder Khabarovsk 7-1. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had his 12th goal of the season and a helper in the win. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev played 13:43 for Amur in defeat. Cherepovets gets Bratislava Saturday. Khabarovsk gets Riga.

KHL Game Day: 1-19-13

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Ufa 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 29 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 10 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 1-1-0, 1 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Nikita Nesterov was +1 in 10:35 of ice time as Chelyabinsk knocked off Ufa 3-1. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov had his 18th goal of the season for Traktor in the win. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup for Ufa. Chelyabinsk plays Nizhnekamsk next on Monday. Ufa will get sad sack Ekaterinburg.

Cherepovets 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, SO Win, 21/22, 0.92 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 44 GP, 24-17-3, 6 SO, 2.12 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets continued their strong play of late by defeating Novosibirsk 2-1 in a shootout. Koshechkin stopped both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had a helper in the win for Severstal. They play Khabarovsk on Monday.

Dinamo Minsk 4 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 18 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 24 GP, 3-9-12, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on a garbage time goal as Khabarovsk was thumped 4-1 by Minsk. The forward played 11:09 in the match. Amur plays Cherepovets on Monday.

With less than a month to go in the regular season, Cherepovets sits in 5th in the Western Conference and Bratislava (Jaroslav Janus) checks in as the 6th seed. In the East, Chelyabinsk is currently in the 4 spot. Khabarovsk is in 11th in the East and has already been eliminated from the postseason.

KHL Game Day: 1-17-13

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Kazan 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 28 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 10 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov took a minor for hooking in 12:13 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-2 win over Kazan. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov had a pair of helpers in the win for Traktor. They face Ufa next on Saturday.

Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Ufa 4
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 1-1-0, 1 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Iito Tarkki in Ufa's 4-1 win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning draft picks Alexei Glukhov and Alex Svitov each had goals in the win for Ufa. They face Chelyabinsk on Saturday.

Cherepovets 2 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 43 GP, 23-17-3, 6 SO, 2.15 GAA, .922 sv%

Ex-NHLer Niklas Bergfors had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Cherepovets to a 2-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Draft eligible defenseman Zakhar Arzamastsev had the lone goal in defeat for Novokuznetsk. Cherepovets plays Novosibirsk on Saturday.

Chekhov 2 vs. Khabarovsk 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 17 GP, 3-7-10, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 23 GP, 3-8-11, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a minor for tripping in 12:31 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 3-2 shootout win over Chekhov. The forward also failed to convert in his lone attempt in the penalty shot session. Ex-NHLer Timofei Shishkanov had a pair of assists for Khabarovsk in the win. Khabarovsk plays Dynamo Minsk on Saturday.

KHL Game Day: 1-15-13

From Tuesday...

KHL (Russia)
Nizhnekamsk 6 vs. Khabarovsk 5
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 16 GP, 3-7-10, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 22 GP, 3-8-11, E, 2 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play assist in 13:02 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 6-5 loss to Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Nizhnekamsk to the win. Khabarovsk draws Chekhov on Thursday.

Cherepovets 2 vs. Yaroslavl 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, SO Loss, 30/32, 1.85 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 22-17-3, 6 SO, 2.18 GAA, .921 sv%

Fresh off his appearance for the Western Conference at the KHL All-Star Game, Vasily Koshechkin allowed 1 of 3 shooters to convert in Cherepovets' 3-2 shootout loss to Yaroslavl. Cherepovets plays Novokuznetsk on Thursday.

Praha 3 vs. Bratislava 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 23/26, 3.00 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 22-12-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .931 sv%

Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in over 24 minutes of ice time to help lead Bratislava to a 4-3 win over rival Praha. Ex-NHLer Jakub Klepis had 2 goals and an assist for Praha in defeat. Slovan plays Khanty-Mansiysk next on Friday.

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