Koshechkin, Vasily

KHL Game Day: 11-23-12

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 19 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was +1 in 11:41 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 win over Yugra. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on what became Traktor's game winning goal. They'll face Omsk next on Sunday.

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Astana 1
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-13-13, E, 50 PIM

Victor Hedman was -1 with a minor for roughing in 23:08 of ice time as Astana fell 5-1 to Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov had his 8th and 9th goals of the season in the victory for Metallurg. The older Kazionov has 9 goals and 11 points in 27 games this year playing on a team that includes NHLers Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar. Astana faces Ekaterinburg next on Sunday.

Ufa 5 vs. Donetsk 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, No Decision, 1/1, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (KHL), 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy got 3:48 of mop up duty, including a penalty kill, in Ufa's 5-1 pasting of Donetsk. It was Vasilevskiy's first taste of KHL action this season. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Nikita Filatov had a goal in the win for Ufa. They face Dynamo Riga on Sunday.

Dynamo Moscow 5 vs. Cherepovets 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 22/27, 5.00 GAA, .815 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-13-2, 3 SO, 2.26 GAA, .922 sv%

NHLer Alexander Ovechkin had a pair of goals to lead Dynamo Moscow to a 5-3 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov, the younger Kazionov, remains out of the lineup for Cherepovets. They face Dynamo Minsk on Sunday.

Bratislava 3 vs. Mystisci 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 13-8-3, 3 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%

Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had a helper in defeat in Mytischi's 3-2 loss to Bratislava. Slovan faces Yaroslavl on Sunday.

KHL Game Day: 11-21-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 5 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 7 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a successful debut for Amur Khabarovsk, assisting on the capping goal of a 5-1 victory over Novokuznetsk. Gusev played 11:36 in the match. Khabarovsk faces Novosibirsk tomorrow. There's nothing quite like the Thanksgiving tradition that is Novosibirsk hockey in the KHL.

Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Astana 3
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-13-13, +10, 48 PIM

Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Victor Hedman had helpers in triplicate, including 2 on the power play, in Astana's 3-0 blanking of Traktor Chelyabinsk. Hedman played 23:04 in the match. Nikita Nesterov played just 1:32 in the game for Traktor, his first since returning from the Subway Super Series. Chelyabinsk faces Khanty-Mansiysk next on Friday while Astana gets Magnitogorsk.

Ufa 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to former Syracuse Crunch Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Ufa got a goal from former Blue Jackets pick Nikita Filatov in the match. Ufa draws Donetsk next on Friday.

St. Petersburg 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 24/27, 3.04 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 12-12-2, 3 SO, 2.16 GAA, .925 sv%

NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk scored his 11th goal of the season to help lead St. Petersburg to a 3-2 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was out of the lineup for Cherepovets in the match. Severstal faces Dynamo Moscow on Friday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Novgorod 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 25/29, 4.00 GAA, .862 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 12-8-3, 3 SO, 2.30 GAA, .924 sv%

Swedish star Martin Thornberg had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead Novgorod in a 4-1 thrashing of Slovan Bratislava. Thornberg has been a fixture on Sweden Euro Hockey Tour teams over the past several seasons. Slovan plays Mytischi on Friday.

Note that today's action was the first time this season that all Lightning prospects in the Russian leagues were in uniform for their respective KHL teams.

KHL Game Day: 11-18-12

KHL (Russia)
Novgorod 3 vs. Bratislava 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Shootout Loss, 28/30, 1.85 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-7-3, 3 SO, 2.22 GAA, .927 sv%

Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 4 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 4-3 loss to Novgorod. Bratislava currently sits in 6th in the KHL's Western Conference. They'll face Novgorod next on Wednesday.

Cherepovets 4 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 26/29, 2.77 GAA, .897 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-11-2, 3 SO, 2.12 GAA, .927 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was a perfect 5 for 5 in the shootout to lead Cherepovets to a 4-3 victory over SKA St. Peterburg. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin scored a penalty shot on Koshechkin in the Third Period to force the game into overtime, but Koshechkin stood tall against an SKA shootout slate that included Ilya Kovalchuk and Maxim Afingoenov to earn the W. Cherepovets sits in 5th in the Western Conference, 1 point ahead of Janus and Slovan Bratislava. They rematch St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 11 vs. Berdsk 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa Jr., Win, 26/27, 1.00 GAA, .963 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 17-6-0, 2 SO, 2.01 GAA, .928 sv%

Fresh off his appearances for Team Russia at the Subway Super Series, Andrei Vasilevskiy (pictured) got a stunning 11 goals of support as Ufa Jr. rolled Berdsk 11-1. The two teams will rematch Monday. Berdsk might not want to get off the team bus.

KHL Game Day: 11-16-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 7 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-10-10, +7, 46 PIM

Victor Hedman had an even strength and a power play assist in 18:37 of ice time in Astana's 7-2 pasting of Ekaterinburg. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a goal for Astana in the win while ex-Lightning defenseman Sergei Gusev (yes!?) scored a goal for Ekaterinburg in defeat. Astana plays Magnitogorsk next on Sunday.

Cherepovets 4 vs. Dynamo Moscow 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-11-2, 3 SO, 2.10 GAA, .928 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin rebounded from a 3-1 loss against Traktor in his last start and turned aside 33 shots to help Cherepovets defeat Dynamo Moscow 4-2. Cherepovets plays St. Petersburg on Sunday.

Mytischi 0 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 28/28, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 12-7-2, 3 SO, 2.35 GAA, .923 sv%

Jaroslav Janus (pictured) posted his third shutout of the season to lead Slovan Bratislava to a 2-0 win over Mytischi. NHLer Lubomir Vishnevsky had a helper in the match for Slovan. They face Novgorod next on Sunday.

KHL Game Day: 10-31-12

KHL (Russia)
Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Dynamo Minsk 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 17 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 5:32 of ice time in Traktor's 2-0 win over Minsk. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a shorthanded goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 26/31, 5.00 GAA, .839 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 10-10-2, 3 SO, 2.06 GAA, .929 sv%

Evgeni Malkin had 3 assists to lead Magnitogorsk to a 5-2 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored his 8th goal of the season in defeat for Severstal only to be matched 8:01 later by brother Dmitri Kazionov's 5th of the year. The elder Kazionov has 5 goals and 7 points in 21 games this season.

VHL (Russia2)
Tver 4 vs. Dynamo Moscow2
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 13 GP, 6-6-12, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a goal and assist, both on the power play, in 18:40 of ice time to help lead Tver to a 4-3 win over Dynamo Moscow2.

KHL Game Day: 10-29-12

KHL (Russia)
Ekaterinburg 1 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, 27/28, 1.01 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 10-9-2, 3 SO, 1.92 GAA, .933 sv%

Denis Kazionov scored his 7th goal of the season in Cherepovets' 2-1 win over Ekaterinburg. Kazionov was second amongst Severstal forwards in ice time with 19:31. He now has 7 goals and 7 points in 21 games. Cherepovets faces Magnitogorsk on Wednesday.

Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Chekhov 4 (SO)
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 16 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 9:03 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 shootout loss to Chekhov. Washington Capitals first rounder Evgeni Kuznetsov had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Traktor, but was stopped cold in his only shootout attempt. Chelyabinsk plays Dynamo Minsk on Wednesday.

Bratislava 4 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-7-2, 2 SO, 2.44 GAA, .919 sv%

Bratislav Konrad was between the pipes for Slovan in their 4-2 win over Khabarovsk. Janus should get in for tomorrow's match against Novosibirsk.

MHL (Russia Jr.)
Novgorod Jr. 0 vs. Ufa Jr. 3
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, SO, 23/23, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 21 GP, 15-6-0, 2 SO, 2.06 GAA, .926 sv%

And just like that, Andrei Vasilevski's (pictured) slump was over. Definitively. The first rounder stopped all 23 shots he faced to post his second shutout of the season. Ufa Jr. faces Novokuznetsk Jr. next on Thursday.

European Game Day: 10-27-12

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 2 vs. Lulea 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-2-7, +3, 6 PIM

Former Bruins draft pick Anton Hedman had 1 goal and 1 assist in Lulea's 3-2 shootout win over Brynas. Brynas faces Rogle next on Tuesday. Nearing the end of October they sit in 5th on the Elitserien table.

KHL (Russia)
Yaroslavl 2 vs. Cherepovets 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 20/22, 2.00 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-9-2, 3 SO, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%

NHLer Semyon Varlamov had a 24 save shutout for Yaroslavl in their 2-0 victory over Cherepovets. Severstal in currently 6th in the KHL Western Conference. They face Ekaterinburg on Monday.

Bratislava 2 vs. Novokuznetsk 4
Jaroslav Janus, Loss, 14/17, 3.07 GAA, .824 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-7-2, 2 SO, 2.44 GAA, .919 sv%

Ex-NHL journeyman Randy Robitaille had a pair of goals to lead Novokuznetsk to a 4-2 win over Bratislava. NHLer Lubomir Vishnevski had a pair of helpers in defeat for Slovan. They face Khabarovsk on Monday, and are currently 9th in the KHL Western Conference.

KHL Game Day: 10-24-12

KHL (Russia)
Cherepovets 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Shootout Win, 27/29, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 9-8-2, 3 SO, 1.96 GAA, .933 sv%

Current Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman assisted on a power play goal by former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski to force overtime in a 3-2 Astana shootout loss to Cherepovets. Hedman finished with a pair of helpers in the match in 25:10 of ice time. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was scoreless and failed in his shootout attempt for Severstal. Also scoreless in the match: Astana forward and ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev, who is in his 4th season for Astana in the KHL. Yes, one of Dudley's late-round Russians is still hanging around (where have you gone, Vitali Smolianinov?). Severstal faces Yaroslavl next on Saturday.

KHL Game Day: 10-22-12

KHL (Russia)
Cherepovets 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 19/22, 3.00 GAA, .864 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-8-2, 3 SO, 1.97 GAA, .933 sv%

Cherepovets eked out a 4-3 win over Khanty-Mansiysk despite a Yugra goal by former Bolt Prospect Anton But. Cherepovets plays Astana on Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 10-20-12

KHL (Russia)
Cherepovets 2 vs. Omsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Shootout Loss, 35/37, 1.85 GAA, .946 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-8-2, 3 SO, 1.91 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned away 5 of 7 shootout attempts, but NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn's conversion in the 7th round delivered Omsk a 3-2 win over Cherepovets. Severstal play Khanty-Mansiysk on Monday.

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