Tough return for Vasiy.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss.
SYR Gourde, (19) (Mormina, Namestnikov), 11:34
RCH Leduc, (6) (Austin, D'Amigo), 14:02 (PP)
RCH Irwin, (12) (Schaller, Austin), 18:06
RCH Dalpe, (16) (Carrier), 7:50
RCH Irwin, (13) (D'Amigo, Schaller), 13:13
SYR Mormina, (3) (Marchessault, Angelidis), 14:52
SYR Namestnikov, (13) (Marchessault, Dotchin), 17:15
Vladislav Namestnikov was the game's third star. He's now at a solid 32 points in 32 games.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Vitkovice 1 vs. Sparta Praha 5
Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, DNP
Season totals (CZE): 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.10 GAA, .864 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%
Tomas Rolinek had 3 goals and 4 points for Sparta Praha in their 5-1 victory over Vitkovice. Ex-Blackhawks second rounder Michal Barinka also had 2 helpers in the win.
HPK 3 vs. Blues 4 (OT)
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Ex-Lightning draft pick Eero Somervuori had a helper in HPK's 4-3 loss to Espoo Blues. Ex-Rangers 6th rounder Kim Hischovits had 1 goal and 3 points to lead the way for Blues.
The final day of the KHL regular season...
Khanty-Mansiysk 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 55 GP, 21-16-37, +1, 12 PIM
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%
Nikita Gusev had the game opening goal in 15:39 of ice time in Yugra's season-capping 4-3 OT win over Magnitogorsk. Yugra's game winning goal came from long-time NHLer Alexander Korolyuk. The 38 year old also had a helper in the match, and has been playing significant time with Gusev helping to mentor the young forward.
Yugra will miss the KHL postseason. Magnitogorsk faces Ufa in the opening round.
Mytischi 7 vs. Dinamo Riga 2
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 1-8-9, +1, 53 PIM
Dmitry Korobov had a minor for hooking in 23:48 of ice time in Mytischi's 7-2 thumping of Riga. Ex-Stars 5th rounder Artem Chernov had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win, while ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy chipped in 2 assists. Young righty defenseman Albert Yarullin finished with 5 goals and 15 points in 29 game with Atlant, with a +3 rating and 22 PIM.
Mytischi will miss the KHL playoffs.
We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.
The Bolt Prospect of the Week for February 25, 2015 is … Vladislav Namestnikov, C, Syracuse Crunch (AHL – USA).
With Vladislav Namestnikov in a four-game point drought and the Syracuse Crunch on a five-game losing streak, both looked to rebound.
The Crunch’s top line center registered a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Albany Friday, added a helper in a 5-3 victory over Binghamton Saturday, and recorded the game-winner and two assists in a 4-3 win in Rochester Sunday. The six-point, plus-five weekend earned Namestnikov the honor of being named the American Hockey League Player of the Week Monday, and our Bolt Prospect of the Week today.