Koshechkin, Vasily

KHL Game Day: 2-13-13

KHL (Russia):
Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Ekaterinburg 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 34 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 14 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov played 14:34 in Chelyabinsk's 3-1 win over sad sack Ekaterinburg. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a helper in the match for Chelyabinsk. They play Magnitogorsk on Sunday.

Nizhnekamsk 1 vs. Ufa 2
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 forward and Nizhnekamsk captain Martin Cibak was scoreless in their 2-1 loss to Ufa. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy did not play for Ufa. Ufa plays Cherepovets on Friday.

Yaroslavl 4 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 22 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 28 GP, 3-9-12, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 7:37 in Khabarovsk's 4-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Lokomotiv got a hat trick from former NHLer Niklas Hagman in their victory. Khabarovsk plays Mytischi on Friday.

Cherepovets 0 vs. Kazan 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 49 GP, 27-19-3, 7 SO, 2.13 GAA, .922 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Cherepovets' 2-0 loss to Kazan. Kazan got a helper from ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev in the match. Cherepovets plays Ufa on Friday.

Spartak Moscow 3 vs. Bratislava 4 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 21/24, 2.94 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 46 GP, 26-16-4, 5 SO, 2.15 GAA, .930 sv%

Bratislava overcame a multi-point night by former NHLer Slava Kozlov to defeat Spartak Moscow 4-3 in overtime. Bratislava plays Donetsk on Friday.

Note: Andrey Vasilevskiy's MHL statistics have been updated to reflect the result of three additional starts in early December.

Oddset Hockey Games: Day Four

Russia 1 vs. Czech Republic 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 1.92 GAA, .940 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Konstantin Barulin, who was outdueled by Czech Republic's Jakub Kovar in Russia's 2-1 loss in the final game of the Oddset Hockey Games. Finland wins the Oddset Hockey Games by virtue of their 5-2 win over rival Sweden today. Russia placed third in the final standings.

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. Chekhov 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 Chekhov. Slovan got a goal from ex-NHLer Marek Svatos in the win. They face Praha on Sunday.

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