Bratislava 1 vs. Vladivostok 6
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 23/29, 6.00 GAA, .793 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 13-15-5, 2 SO, 3.07 GAA, .893 sv%
Ex-Devils first rounder Nicklas Bergfors had 1 goal and 1 assist to joint the ranks of 5 Vladivostok players who had multi-point nights in their 6-1 clubbing of Slovan Bratislava.
Bratislava 3 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 13-14-5, 2 SO, 2.97 GAA, .897 sv%
Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik and ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan both assisted on Libor Hudacek's game winning goal 7:26 into the Third Period in Slovan's 3-2 win over Khabarovsk. Slovan is still 10 points out of the 8th spot in the KHL Western Conference behind Yaroslavl.
Bratislava 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 33/34, 0.93 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 12-14-5, 2 SO, 3.00 GAA, .896 sv%
Fresh off an exhibition appearance with the KHL All-Stars, goaltender Jaroslav Janus turned aside 2 out of 3 in the penalty shot session to earn a 2-1 shootout win over Novosibirsk. Janus' teammate, former NHL Miroslav Satan, scored Slovan's regulation goal and 1 of their 2 shootout markers.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. CSKA 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 32/33, 1.00 GAA, .970 sv%
Season totals: 41 GP, 25-9-6, 7 SO, 1.90 GAA, .939 sv%
Ex-Predators first rounder Alex Radulov's Third Period goal was the only CSKA marker in their 3-1 loss to Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk. Radulov's goal was assisted by ex-Lightning defenseman Steve Eminger and Ilari Filppula. Metallurg got 2 goals from former Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin.
Ufa 4 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 39/42, 3.02 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 12-14-4, 2 SO, 3.08 GAA, .893 sv%
Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov's penalty shot goal was the game winner in Ufa's 4-2 win over Slovan. The goal was Filatov's second of the contest. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Slovan. Andrey Vasilevskiy did not dress in the match for Ufa.
Dinamo Minsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 3-3-6, -7, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev had the winning shootout goal in Yugra's 3-2 victory over Minsk. He was 1 for 2 overall in the shootout and received 11:06 of ice time in the match. Ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums had a goal in the game for Minsk while ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak had a helper for Yugra.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Dinamo Riga 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 33/35, 2.01 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 24-9-6, 7 SO, 1.93 GAA, .938 sv%
Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 3 points for Magnitogorsk as they tripled up Dinamo Riga 6-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov had minor penalties for hooking and holding for Metallurg in the win.
Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Bratislava 3 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 28/30, 2.35 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 12-13-4, 2 SO, 3.08 GAA, .891 sv%
Goaltender Jaroslav Janus replaced starter Miroslav Kopriva 10:21 into the First Period and ended up taking the backdoor loss as Bratislava fell 4-2 in overtime. Slovan got a power play goal and a shorthanded goal from former NHLer Miroslav Satan in the defeat.
Podolsk 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-3-6, -7, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a Second Period goal by Alexei Kruchinin and scored in 2 out of 3 of his attempts on former Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund in the shootout to deliver Yugra a 4-3 win over Podolsk. The young forward was also +2 in his 12:15 of ice time in, undoubtedly, his finest statistical game of the season.
Elsewhere, Andrey Vasilevskiy did not dress for Ufa's 5-1 loss to Praha. Vasilevskiy is returning to Ufa from the Russian U20 junior team after their Bronze Medal performance at the U20 World Junior Championships.