Nesterov, Nikita

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-9-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(1)Kazan 0 vs. (5)Ufa 2
Ufa Leads the Series 2-0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Iiro Tarkki stopped all 37 shots he faced in Ufa's 2-0 shutout of top seeded Kazan. Ex-Flyer Stefan Ruzicka scored the winner for Ufa. Game Three is Tuesday.

(2)Omsk 0 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 2-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Young Valery Nichushkin, a potential top-10 pick in this summer's draft, scored a pair of goals to lead Chelyabinsk to a 3-0 Game Two win over Omsk. Goaltender Michael Garnett stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shutout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk. Nikita Nesterov played just 5 shifts and 3:59 of ice time after being scratched in Game One. Game Three is Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-8-13

KHL Playoff Game Day (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 4 vs. (5)Cherepovets 1
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/35, 4.04 GAA, .886 sv%
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 0 SO, 2.24 GAA, .925 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 2 goals and ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist as SKA pounded Severstal 4-1 in Game Two of their Semifinal series. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov did not dress after being booted out of Game One with a boarding major. Monday is Game Three.

Eastern Conference
(1)Kazan 2 vs. (5)Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored the game winning goal for Ufa in their 3-2 Game One win over top seed Kazan. Finnish national Antti Pihlstrom scored Ufa's other 2 goals. Game Two is Saturday.

(2)Omsk 0 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 5
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov did not dress in Chelyabinsk's 5-0 shutout of Omsk. Ex-Thrashers draft pick Michael Garnett stopped all 33 shots he faced for Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk. Game Two is Saturday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-5-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 5 vs. (6)Astana 3
Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Game Seven is no place for a rookie. That's why Nikita Nesterov only got 2 shifts and 1:01 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 5-3 win over Astana. Ex-Blackhawks draft pick Petri Kontiola led the way with 2 goals, including the game winner. Astana got a goal from former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski in defeat. Traktor moves on to face 2 seed Avangard Omsk.

(4)Magnitogorsk 0 vs. (5)Ufa 2
Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Iiro Tarkki stopped all 17 shots he faced in Ufa's 2-0 Game Seven win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored the game winning goal. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy has not played in the playoffs thus far. Ufa draws the top seed, Ak Bars Kazan, in the next round.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-3-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 4 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 2
Series Tied 3-3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov assisted on a Second Period goal and took two minors for roughing in Chelyabinsk's 4-2 Game Six loss to Astana. The defenseman did all that in just 4:36 of ice time. Ex-NHLer Nigel Dawes led the way for Astana with his 6th and 7th goals of the playoffs. Game Seven is Tuesday.

(5)Ufa 5 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 4
Series Tied 3-3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Brent Sopel's game winning marker in Ufa's 5-4 win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Magnitogorsk. Game Seven is Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-1-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 6 vs. (6)Astana 3
Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 3-2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 13:36 in Chelyabinsk's big 6-3 Game Five win over Astana. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had 4 assists for Traktor in the victory. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a goal in defeat for Astana. Traktor will try to close out the series Sunday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (5)Ufa 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-NHLer Enver Lisin had a pair of helpers to help Magnitogorsk to a 2-1 Game Five win over Ufa. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov was -2 in the contest for Ufa. Game Six is Sunday.

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