Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Yaroslavl 3 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 11 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 10:32 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-2 shootout loss to Yaroslavl. NHLer Semyon Varlamov was perfect against all 5 shooters he faced to deliver Yaroslavl the win. Chelyabinsk draws Novogorod on Wednesday.
Kazan 2 vs. Bratislava 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Shootout Win, 38/40, 1.85 GAA, .950 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-4-2, 2.14 GAA, .929 sv%
Jaroslav Janus was 3 for 4 in the shootout to earn his 4th post-regulation win of the season in Slovan's 3-2 win over Kazan. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan scored twice in the shootout for Bratislava to secure the win. They face Cherepovets on Wednesday.
Cherepovets 1 vs. Chekhov 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 21/23, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-8-1, 2 SO, 2.04 GAA, .932 sv%
Ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk scored the game opening goal for Chekhov in their 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets faces Bratislava next on Wednesday.
VHL (Russia 2)
Orsk 6 vs. Tver 3
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 9 GP, 4-5-9, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a pair of even strength goals in 16:14 of ice time in Tver's 6-3 loss to Orsk. Tver draws Chelyabinsk 2 on Wednesday.
Brynas 4 vs. Rogle 3
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless in Brynas' 4-3 win over Rogle. Red Wings draft pick Calle Jarnkrok had 1 goal and 2 assists in the game for Brynas, including the game winning goal. Brynas faces Skelleftea on Thursday.
Donetsk 4 vs. Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 33/37, 4.00 GAA, .892 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-7-1, 2 SO, 2.04 GAA, .933 sv%
Ex-Lightning forward Ruslan Fedotenko had a helper for Donetsk in their 4-1 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Cherepovets is off until next Monday when they'll play Chekhov.
VHL (Russia 2)
Tver 5 vs. Kurgan 3
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 7 GP, 2-5-7, -2 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev (pictured) had an even strength goal and a power play assist in 16:36 of ice time in Tver's 5-3 win over Kurgan. The multi-point effort puts Gusev at a point a game pace in Russia's second best men's league. Tver draws Karaganda next on Saturday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Tyumen Jr. 3 vs. Ufa Jr. 4 (SO)
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Shootout Win, 25/28, 2.77 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-2-0, 1 SO, 1.80 GAA, .936 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski turned away 4 of 5 shooters in the penalty shot session to lead Ufa Jr. to a 4-3 shootout win over Tyumen Jr. The victory is Vasilevski's second shootout win this year in two tries. A Lightning goaltender that's good in shootouts? Be still, my beating heart. Ufa Jr. faces Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. on Thursday.
Dynamo Riga 0 vs. Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-6-1, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .937 sv%
This just in: "old man" Vasily (pictured) is still good. The 29 year old netminder turned away all 29 shots he faced to lead Severstal to a 1-0 shutout of Dynamo Riga. They'll face Donetsk next on Tuesday.
Bratislava 2 vs. Dynamo Minsk 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 25/28, 3.03 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 7-4-1, 2 SO, 2.04 GAA, .929 sv%
Despite a pair of goals from Miroslav Satan, Bratislava fell to Dynamo Minsk 3-2. Alexander Ovechkin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Minsk, while ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil assisted on Minsk's game winner. Bratislava will regroup and wait for Nizhnekamsk on Thursday.
Lulea 0 vs. Brynas 1
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless against his old club in Brynas' 1-0 win over Lulea. Brynas faces Farjestads next on Thursday.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Mytischi 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 28/28, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-5-1, 1 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) posted his first shutout of the season and evened his record at 5-5-1 in Cherepovets' 4-0 blanking of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov stayed hot by scoring his 3rd goal of the season in the victory. Cherepovets gets Spartak Moscow next on Friday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 5 vs. Astana Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 25/26, 1.05 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 12-1-0, 1 SO, 1.53 GAA, .945 sv%
Death. Taxes. Andrei Vasilevski. He posted his 11th regulation win and 12th overall win as Ufa Jr. easily handled Baby Astana 5-1. The two clubs rematch on Wednesday.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Novogorod 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 22/24, 2.00 GAA, .917 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-5-1, 0 SO, 2.16 GAA, .930 sv%
Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov's second goal of the season turned out to be the game winner in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Novgorod. The younger Kazionov brother has 2 goals in 10 games for Severstal this year.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Ekaterinburg Jr. 2 (SO)
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 29/31, 1.85 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 11-1-0, 1 SO, 1.57 GAA, .944 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) picked up his first shootout victory of the season, stopping both Ekaterinburg Jr. shooters he faced in Ufa Jr.'s 3-2 victory. Ufa Jr. draws Astana Jr. on Tuesday.
Still no Nikita Gusev sightings for CSKA Jr. as they fell to Riga Jr. today.