Koshechkin, Vasily

KHL Game Day: 10/13/10

Chekhov 0 @ Cherepovets 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin's backup, ex-Caps prospect Rostislav Stana, just doesn't stink. The netminder posted a 25 save shutout, his second in four starts this season, to lead Cherepovets to a 4-0 lead over Chekhov. Stana is now 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA and .976 sv%. How long will he be the backup with statistics like that? Ex-Flames draft pick Josef Straka had one goal and one assist in the victory.

Dynamo Riga 3 @ Mytischi 0
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-NHLer Mikael Tellqvist had a 34 save shutout in Dynamo Riga's 3-0 win over Mytischi. Lightning overage prospect Martins Karsums played 15:22 in the match. Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had one goal and two assists in the victory.

KHL Game Day: 10/11/10

Dynamo Minsk 4 @ Cherepovets 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, OTL, 37/41, 3.75 GAA, .902 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 1 SO, 2.56 GAA, .915 sv%

Leo Komarev scored a power play goal 3:58 into overtime to send Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets to a 4-3 defeat. Yuri Trubachev had one goal and one assist for Cherepovets. Trubachev was a linemate of ex-Lightning prospect Alex Polushin during a gold medal run at the U20 World Junior Championships.

Dynamo Riga 5 @ Yaroslavl 3
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

Ex-Penguin Tomas Surovy had two goals and one assist to lead Riga to a 5-3 win over Yaroslavl. Martins Karsums assisted on one of Surovy's goals and took minor penalties for slashing and interference in 15:19 in the match.

European Game Day: 10/7/10 and 10/8/10

10/7/10

Elitserien
Sodertalje 3 @ Djurgardens 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .844 sv%

Pontus Sjogren improved to 4-0-0 by virtue of a 31 save performance against Djurgardens to keep Lightning prospect Riku Helenius firmly in place on the bench for Sodertalje. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had a goal in the match for Sodertalje. Ex-Lightning prospects Josef Boumedienne and Andreas Holmqvist assisted on Djurgardens' lone goal. Sodertalje evens their record at 4-4-0 (2 OTW) and has risen to eighth on the Elitserien table.

KHL
Cherepovets 3 @ Mytischi 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 1 SO, 2.40 GAA, .917 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin got the day off as his backup, Rostislav Stana, stayed a perfect 3-0-0 this season with a 26 save performance against Mytischi. Ex-Lightning prospect Vadim Epanchintsev had a goal in the match for Mytischi.

10/8/10

KHL
Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Kazan 0
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 16:54 in Kazan's 3-0 shutout loss to Nizhnekamsk.

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.

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