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.