Ufa 2 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 21/25, 6.89 GAA, .840 sv%
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%
Goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy was chased at 14:50 of the Second Period in Ufa's 4-2 loss to St. Petersburg. SKA's attack was led in part by a pair of helpers by former NHLer Dmitri Kalinin. The loss was Vasilevskiy's first at the KHL level this season. Ufa plays Magnitogorsk next Thursday.
Yaroslavl 1 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 41 GP, 22-17-2, 6 SO, 2.19 GAA, .921 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Severstal continue to play well heading into the KHL All-Star Break. He turned aside 25 shots today in the club's 3-1 win over Yaroslavl. They face Yaroslavl again on Tuesday.
Praha 6 vs. Chelyabinsk 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 27 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL) 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 6:00 of ice time as Chelyabinsk was crushed by Praha 6-2. Lev got a pair of helpers from former Senators first rounder Jakub Klepis in the win. Traktor plays Kazan next Thursday.
Ufa 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, SO, 25/25, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 3 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%
As if posting a shutout in his first KHL start of the season wasn't impressive enough, Andrey Vasilevskiy (pictured) also had the primary assist on the game's only goal in Ufa's 1-0 win over Dynamo Moscow. Vasilevskiy is fresh off his Bronze Medal winning performance with Russia in the U20 World Junior Championships. Ufa faces St. Petersburg next on Thursday.
Mytischi 0 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 17/17, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-17-2, 6 SO, 2.22 GAA, .920 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin kept the Lightning prospect shutout train rolling by stopping all 17 shots he faced in Severstal's 3-0 win over Mytischi. Ex-NHLer Niclas Bergfors, brother of former Lightning draft pick Henrik, had the game winning goal. Cherepovets plays Yaroslavl on Thursday.
Bratislava 4 vs. Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, OT Win, 27/30, 2.87 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 21-12-4, 4 SO, 2.08 GAA, .933 sv%
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 26 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
NHLer Lubomir Vishnevsky had a pair of helpers to help lead Bratislava to a 4-3 overtime win over Chelyabinsk. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov played 14:26 in the match for Traktor in his first game back from the U20 World Junior Championships. Slovan plays Praha on Tuesday a week from now. Chelyabinsk gets that same Praha club first on Thursday.
Novgorod 5 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 23/28, 5.11 GAA, .821 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-17-2, 5 SO, 2.27 GAA, .919 sv%
NHLer Alexander Semin had a goal in Novgorod's 5-3 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Mytischi next on Tuesday.
Bratislava 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Win, 35/38, 2.77 GAA, .921 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 20-12-4, 4 SO
Jaroslav Janus stopped 3 of 4 shooters in the penalty shot session to lift Bratislava to a 4-3 shootout win over Magnitogorsk.
Elsewhere, Nikita Nesterov was still out today for Chelyabinsk's 3-2 shootout loss to CSKA, following his Bronze Medal winning performance with Team Russia yesterday in Ufa at the U20 World Junior Championships.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 15/16, 1.00 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 20-16-2, 5 SO, 2.20 GAA, .920 sv%
Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had his 3rd helper of the season in Cherepovets' 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Vasily Koshechkin had to turn away just 15 shots for the win. Cherepovets plays Novgorod on Sunday.
Cherepovets 2 vs. Dynamo Riga 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 16/19, 3.03 GAA, .842 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 18-16-2, 5 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%
Despite a pair of goals from former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov, his 9th and 10th goals of the season, Cherepovets fell 4-2 to Dynamo Riga. Ex-Lightning forwards Martins Karsums and Paul Szczechura were scoreless in the win for Riga. Cherepovets plays Donetsk on Saturday.
Dynamo Minsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 29/32, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 18-15-2, 5 SO, 2.19 GAA, .923 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned away 29 shots and both shooters he saw in the penalty shot session to help Cherepovets defeat Minsk 4-3. NHLer Joe Pavelski had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Minsk. Cherepovets plays another Dynamo, Riga, on Thursday.
Bratislava 3 vs. Kazan 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 37/39, 1.85 GAA, .949 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 18-11-3, 4 SO, 2.15 GAA, .931 sv%
Jaroslav Janus turned away 37 shots and 2 of 3 shooters in the penalty shot session to deliver Bratislava a 3-2 win over Ak Bars Kazan. Janus has now won 6 of 10 games where Bratislava has gone past regulation this season. Bratislava faces Dynamo Moscow on Wednesday.
Chekhov 0 vs. Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 34/34, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 17-15-2, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .924 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned away all 34 shots he faced to deliver Cherepovets a 1-0 win over Chekhov. Koshechkin now moves into the league lead in shutouts at 5. Cherepovets faces Minsk on Saturday.
Yaroslavl 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Washington first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Chelyabinsk's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov is away from Traktor to camp with Russia's U20 junior team.
Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Astana 3 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 52 PIM
Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had his 14th goal of the season for Astana in their 3-2 win over Riga. Victor Hedman played 21:29 in the match. Astana faces Donetsk on Friday.
Bratislava 1 vs. Ufa 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 38/38, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-10-3, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .929 sv%
Jaroslav Janus stopped all 38 shots he faced and 3 of 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 1-0 win over Ufa. Janus is now in a 4-way tie for tops in the KHL in shutouts with a list that includes fellow Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin. Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka scored both of Bratislava's goals in the shootout. Bratislava faces Nizhnekamsk on Friday. Ufa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, like Nesterov, is away camping with Russia's U20 team.
Russia 3 vs. Finland 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin sat backup as Russia defeated Finland 3-1 to secure the Channel One Cup. Russia got a goal and an assist from NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the victory. The star-heavy lineup finished 3-0-0 with a +12 goal differential.
Czech Republic 0 vs. Sweden 4
Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +5, 2 PIM
Victor Hedman assisted on a goal by fellow NHLer Marcus Johansson in Sweden's 4-0 shutout of Czech Republic. Young Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth stopped all 33 shots he faced for the win. Sweden rebounded from their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Russians in their opening match of the tournament to finish up second on the table.