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.