Koshechkin, Vasily

European Game Day: 10/2/10

Elitserien
Frolunda 1 @ Sodertalje 2
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Is this the end of Riku Helenius' reign as starting goaltender of Sodertalje? His backup, Pontus Sjogren, had a 23 save performance to defeat Frolunda 2-1. Sjogren ran his season record to 3-0-0, with a 2.29 GAA and a .927 sv%. He holds all three of Sodertalje's wins so far this season. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll scored the game winner.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Chekhov 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin helped to stave off a goaltending controversy of his own with a 21 save win over Chekhov. Another ex-Avs draft pick, Sergei Soin, had a goal in the match for Severstal.

European Game Day: 9/30

Elitserien
Brynas 2 @ Sodertalje 3
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Riku Helenius' backup, Pontus Sjogren, may not be his backup very long as he helped Sodertalje defeat Brynas 3-2 today. Sodertalje improved to 2-4-0 (1 OTW) on the season with the win and both victories have come in Sjogren's starts. Ex-Avalanche draft pick Linus Videll had a goal in the win. Sodertalje moved out of the league basement and into 11th on the Elitserien table with the victory.

KHL
Cherepovets 2 @ Novgorod 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin enjoyed the night off and watched his backup, ex-Caps draft pick Rostislav Stana, have a commanding 37 save performance to defeat Novgorod 2-1. Stana, who is in his third season in the KHL after three years in the Sweden, has stopped 69 of the 70 shots he's faced in his two starts this year. Impressive. Cherepovets, arguably, has the best goaltending tandem in Europe this season.

KHL Game Day: 9/28/10

Cherepovets 3 @ Spartak Moscow 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 27/29, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 1 SO, 2.46 GAA, .918 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin snapped a three game personal losing streak in a 27 save win over Spartak Moscow. Severstal got two goals and an assist from Stanislav Zhmakin in the win.

KHL Game Day: 9/26/10

Cherepovets 2 @ Yaroslavl 3
Vasily Koshehckin, Cherepovets, Loss, 21/24, 3.04 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 2.53 GAA, .915 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin's personal mini-slump extended to three games in a 3-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Lokomotiv got a goal and an assist, including the game winner, from ex-Flyers sixth round pick Konstantin Rudenko in the match.

European Game Day: 9/21/10 and 9/23/10

Elitserien
9/23
AIK 4 @ Sodertalje 5 (OT)
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.08 sv%, .829 sv%

Mattias Carlsson had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game winner, in Sodertalje's 5-4 overtime winner over fellow Alsvenskan promotee AIK. Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius did not play for Sodertalje.

KHL
9/21
Cherepovets 1 @ Novgorod 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/30, 2.04 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 1 SO, 3.02 GAA, .931 sv%

In a game that slipped through the reporting cracks, ex-Springfield Falcon Ryan Vesce had a goal and an assist to lead Novgorod to a 2-1 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. Koshechkin stopped 28 shots in the loss.

9/23
Cherepovets 1 @ Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 19/22, 3.14 GAA, .864 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.43 GAA, .922 sv%

Sergei Mozyakin had one goal and one assist in Mytischi's 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Vasily Koshechkin stopped 19 shots in the loss.

9/23
CSKA 1 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had two assists in Kazan's 4-1 win over CSKA. Dmitri Kazionov did not play for Kazan.

9/23
Dynamo Riga 1 @ Chenlyabinsk 2
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

Dynamo Riga fell to Chelyabinsk 2-1 despite a goal from Mark Hartigan. Martins Karsums did not play in the match.

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