Nesterov, Nikita

KHL Game Day: 12-19-12

KHL (Russia)
Yaroslavl 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1

Washington first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Chelyabinsk's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov is away from Traktor to camp with Russia's U20 junior team.

Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Astana 3 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 52 PIM

Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had his 14th goal of the season for Astana in their 3-2 win over Riga. Victor Hedman played 21:29 in the match. Astana faces Donetsk on Friday.

Bratislava 1 vs. Ufa 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 38/38, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-10-3, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .929 sv%

Jaroslav Janus stopped all 38 shots he faced and 3 of 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 1-0 win over Ufa. Janus is now in a 4-way tie for tops in the KHL in shutouts with a list that includes fellow Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin. Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka scored both of Bratislava's goals in the shootout. Bratislava faces Nizhnekamsk on Friday. Ufa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, like Nesterov, is away camping with Russia's U20 team.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 7 vs. Dynamo Minsk 2
Victor Hedman, Astana, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-18-19, +15, 52 PIM

Victor Hedman score his first goal of the season, an even strength marker, as Astana pounded Minsk 7-2. Hedman played 22:35 in the match. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Astana faces Dynamo Riga a week from Wednesday.

Khanty-Mansitsk 3 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 20/23, 3.11 GAA, .870 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 16-15-2, 4 SO, 2.24 GAA, .921 sv%

Igor Skorokhodov had a hat trick to lead Yugra to a 3-2 victory over Cherepovets. Cherepovets plays Chekhov a week from Thursday.

Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Spartak Moscow 0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 17:19 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 4-0 shutout of Spartak Moscow. Traktor was led by 2 goals and 1 assist by Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov. They face Yaroslavl a week from Wednesday.

Ufa 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy again rode backup to Iiro Tarkki in Ufa's 3-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a pair of assists in the win for Ufa. They face Bratislava a week from Wednesday.

Kazan 4 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 7 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 13 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

The Goose is loose! Nikita Gusev (pictured) had a goal, his first in an Amur sweater, in Khabarovsk's 4-3 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Gusev played 12:05 in the contest. Longtime KHL superstar and former Penguins forward Alexei Morozov had one of Kazan's goals. Khabarovsk plays St. Petersburg a week from Friday.

KHL Game Day: 12-5-12

KHL (Russia)
Astana 3 vs. Cherepovets 0
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-18-18, +13, 52 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/34, 3.01 GAA, .912 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 16-14-2, 4 SO, 2.21 GAA, .922 sv%

Victor Hedman was +1 in 24:27 of ice time in Astana's 3-0 blanking of Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had one of Astana's 3 goals, which was his 12th of the season. Astana plays Minsk on Friday. Cherepovets plays Khanty-Mansiysk.

Chelyabinsk 1 vs. Donetsk 2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 24 GP, 0-0-0, +3, 8 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 18:33 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Donetsk. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Traktor's only goal. They'll play Spartak Moscow on Friday.

Ufa 6 vs. Khabarovsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 6 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 12 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:28 of ice time in Khabarovsk's 6-4 loss to Ufa. Andrei Vasilevskiy again sat backup for Ufa. They got a helper from ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov in the win. Khabarovsk plays Kazan on Friday. Ufa will face Novokuznetsk.

KHL Game Day: 12-3-12

KHL (Russia)
Omsk 1 vs. Cherepovets 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 28/29, 0.98 GAA, .966 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-13-2, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .923 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin outdueled former Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo to deliver Cherepovets a 2-1 overtime win against Omsk. Cherepovets faces Astana on Wednesday.

Astana 3 vs. Chekhov 5
Victor Hedman, Astana 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-18-18, +12, 52 PIM

Victor Hedman was -1 in 22:45 in Astana's 5-3 loss to Chekhov. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Astana. Astana faces Cherepovets on Wednesday.

Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Dynamo Riga 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 23 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 8 PIM

Nikita Nesterov had a minor penalty for high sticking in 16:23 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-1 win over Riga. Chelyabinsk faces Donetsk on Wednesday.

KHL Game Day: 11-30-12

KHL (Russia)
Khabarovsk 1 vs. CSKA 2
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 10 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:42 against his old club in Khabarovsk's 2-1 loss to CSKA. Former Wings draft pick Igor Grigorenko scored both goals for CSKA. Khabarovsk plays Praha next on Sunday.

Novosibirsk 1 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 15-8-3, 3 SO, 2.23 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus turned away 27 shots on goal to help Bratislava defeat Novosibirsk 2-1. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc scored Novosibirsk's lone goal while ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in the victory for Slovan. They face Novokuznetsk next on Sunday.

Omsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-18-18, +13, 52 PIM

Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo turned away 25 shots to help Omsk upend Astana 3-2 in overtime. Victor Hedman played 28:00, even, in the match. Astana faces Chekhov next on Monday.

Yaroslavl 3 vs. Ufa 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup in Ufa's 3-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Ufa faces Novgorod on Sunday.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-13-2, 4 SO, 2.23 GAA, .921 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) made 24 saves to blank Ekaterinburg 5-0. Ex-Lightning forward Nikita Alexeev had a helper in the match for Cherepovets. They face Omsk on Monday.

Chekhov 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 22 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 6 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov played a big 21:03 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-2 win over Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis assisted on the game winner for Chelyabinsk with less than 5 minutes to go in the Third Period. Nesterov will try to continue his streak of playing 20+ minutes on Monday against Riga.

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