Gusev, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 1-5-14

Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-12-4, 2 SO, 3.11 GAA, .889 sv%

Ex-NHLer Branko Radivojevic's shorthanded goal for Slovan with 2:37 left in regulation made it interesting, but Bratislava still fell 2-1 to Chelyabinsk. Jaroslav Janus sat backup after being shelled in his last outing for the club.

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Praha 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 40/42, 2.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 23-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .938 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 2 assists to help propel Magnitogorsk to a 4-2 win over Praha. The bigger story may have been netminder Vasily Koshechkin, though, who stopped 40 shots to help his club overcome a 42-33 shot deficit for the victory.

Novgorod 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 5
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 3-2-5, -9, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev was -2 in 13:37 of ice time in Yugra's 5-4 win over Novgorod. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak had a helper in the win for Yugra.

Elsewhere, in Andrey Vasilevskiy's absence, Ufa bested CSKA 5-2.

With the U20 World Junior Championships now over, the KHL standing set up as follows for the Lightning's prospects:

Janus and Bratislava appear to be in dire straits in 12th place in the 14 team Western Conference, 10 points behind 8th place Yaroslavl.

Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk are a solid 3rd in the Eastern Conference, 5 points back of leader Ak Bars Kazan. Vasilevskiy's Ufa club sits just 5 points behind Magnitogorsk in 4th in the conference. Nikita Gusev's Yugra club also looks to be in trouble in 11th place in the 14 team Eastern Conference, 14 points back of 8th place Chelyabinsk.

KHL Game Day: 1-3-14

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Bratislava 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 22-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .937 sv%

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 15/21, 10.85 GAA, .714 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-12-4, 2 SO, 3.11 GAA, .889 sv%

Jaroslav Janus was pulled 13:10 into the Second Period after former Capitals draft pick Oscar Osala's goal made it 6-0 as Magnitogorsk boat raced Slovan by a final tally of 6-2. Osala finished with 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.

Kazan 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev's goal, his first point in months, was not enough for Yugra as they were doubled up by Ak Bars Kazan 4-2. Kazan got a goal by former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov, his 8th of the campaign, in the victory.

Elsewhere, sans-Andrey Vasilevskiy Ufa defeated Riga 4-3 in overtime. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had the winner for Ufa.

KHL Game Day: 12-28-13

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk[/b], 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev took a tripping minor in 11:23 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov had a helper for Yugra in the win.

Also, with Andrey Vasilevskiy off at the WJC's, Ufa defeated St. Petersburg 2-1.

KHL Game Day: 12-26-13

Khanty-Mansisysk 1 vs. Novokuznetsk 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansysk, DNP
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not dress for Yugra's 6-1 loss to Novokuznetsk. 19 year old defenseman Mark Skutar had a career day with 1 goal and 4 points in the match.

Elsewhere, with Andrey Vasilevskiy away at the WJC's, Ufa defeated Mytischi 5-2.

KHL Game Day: 12-13-13

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev played just 4:01 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khabarovsk. He got 6 shifts in the entire game. 6.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Tis the season for Andrey Vasilevskiy, who did not dress for Ufa, to be preparing for the WJC's. In his absence, his club fell 5-3 today to Cherepovets. Ex-NHLers Anton Babchuk and Bent Sopel each had helpers in defeat for Ufa.

Mytischi 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-8-6, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin masterfully turned away 41 shots to help Metallurg blank Mytischi 1-0. Ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee had the lone goal of the contest. Lee leads all KHL defensemen in scoring. Koshechkin's shutout marks back to back shutouts for the 6'6" tall netminder. He's now tied with 2 others for the KHL lead in shutouts.

CSKA 4 vs. Bratislava 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 34/38, 4.00 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-10-4, 2 SO, 2.89 GAA, .892 sv%

Jaroslav Janus evened his season record at 10-10-4 in Bratislava's 5-4 win over CSKA. Slovan got goals from ex-Lightning blueline prospects Vladimir Mihalik and Michal Sersen in the win. CSKA got goals from former NHLers Alexander Frolov and Oleg Saprykin in defeat.

KHL Game Day: 12-11-13

Khanty-Mansitysk 2 vs. Vladivostok 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 7:58 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khanty-Mansiysk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Mike Commodore had a helper for Vladivostok.

Yaroslavl 4 vs. Ufa 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Kronwall had a pair of assists to help lead Yaroslavl to a 4-2 victory over Ufa. Andrey Vasilevskiy did not dress for Ufa.

St. Petersburg 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 32/32, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 18-8-6, 5 SO, 2.06 GAA, .933 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 32 Lokomotiv shots to post a shutout in Magnitogorsk's 2-0 win over SKA St. Petersburg. Ex-Ducks draft pick Tim Brent and ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee each had 1 goal and 1 assist for Metallurg. Koshechkin is tied for second in the KHL in shutouts, one back of Curtis Sanford of Yaroslavl and Ivan Lisutin of Podolsk.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-13

Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 2-2-4, -6, 8 PIM

Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov had a helper in Yugra's 2-0 win over Chelyabinsk. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev played 6:27 in the victory.

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Ekaterinburg 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 41/44, 2.78 GAA, .932 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 17-8-6, 4 SO, 2.13 GAA, .931 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to help deliver a 4-3 Magnitogorsk win over Ekaterinburg. Ex-NHLer Tim Brent had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in the victory.

Ufa 6 vs. Astana 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 36/39, 3.03 GAA, .923 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov had a goal as Ufa doubled up Astana 6-3. Barys got a goal from former Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin and 2 assists from former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski in defeat. Ex-NHLer Cam Barker also had a helper for Astana in their losing cause. It should be noted Barys Astana is currently the top team in the KHL's Eastern Conference, so it's a quality win for Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilveskiy.

KHL Game Day: 12-5-13

Magnitogork 5 vs. Khanty-Mansisysk 4 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 25/28, 3.11 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 17-8-5, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .931 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 2-2-4, -6, 8 PIM

Ex-Preds draft pick Denis Platonov had 2 goals to help lead Metallurg to a 5-4 win over Yugra. Nikita Gusev was -1 in 7:13 in the match.

Ufa 3 vs. Omsk 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-6-3, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .923 sv%

Dimtry Makarov had 2 goals to lead Ufa to a 3-2 victory over Omsk. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup for the match.

KHL Game Day: 12-3-13 and 12-4-13

12-3-13
Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Omsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 39/41, 1.85 GAA, .951 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 16-8-5, 4 SO, 2.07 GAA, .932 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was beaten by both Omsk shooters in the penalty shot session as Metallurg fell 3-2. Ex-NHLer Sergei Kostitsyn scored the shootout winner and had an assist in the match. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov failed to convert in his shootout attempt for Magnitogorsk.

Ufa 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-6-3, 1 SO, 2.25 GAA, .923 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 8 PIM

Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov scored the overtime game winning goal in Ufa's 3-2 victory over Yugra. Yugra got a helper from ex-Lightning prospect Radek Smolenak in defeat. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup in the match for Ufa. Nikita Gusev did not dress for Khanty-Mansisysk.

12-4-13
Bratislava 2 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 36/38, 1.85 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 8-10-3, 2 SO, 2.94 GAA, .891 sv%

Jaroslav Janus surrendered goals on 1 of 2 shootout attempts as Slovan fell 3-2 to SKA St. Petersburg. Janus did turn away ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk in the penalty shot session.

KHL Game Day: 12-1-13

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Astana 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 28/31, 2.81 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-8-4, 4 SO, 2.08 GAA, .931 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped just 1 of 2 in the penalty shot session in Magnitogorsk's 4-3 loss to Astana. Barys got 1 goal and 3 points from former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski in their win. The goal was Bochenski's 17th of the campaign, which is 3rd in the KHL.

Ufa 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 23/26, 3.00 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-6-3, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Ufa's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Ekaterinburg. Fellow former Lightning prospect Andre Deveaux also had a helper in the match for Ekaterinburg.

Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 8 PIM

Nizhnekamsk captain and former Lightning forward Martin Cibak had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead his club to a 4-0 bouncing of Yugra. Current Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 8:37 of ice time.

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