Nesterov, Nikita

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.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-26-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 2 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Series Tied 2-2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 4 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 had a minor for high sticking in 12:08 of ice time in Traktor's critical 3-2 Game Four win over Barys Astana. Ex-NHLer Nigel Dawes scored a goal in defeat for Astana.

(5)Ufa 2 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 3
Series Tied 2-2
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-Preds draft pick Cal O'Reilly had a pair of goals and former Ranger Mats Zuccarello had the game winning goal to cap Magnitogorsk's 3-2 come-from-behind win in Game Four over Ufa. Ufa had Magnitogorsk on the ropes with a 2-0 lead entering the Third Period, but could not close the deal. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov was on the ice for each of Magnitogorsk's final two goals and finished -2 in the contest.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-25-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 3
Dynamo Moscow Wins the Series 4-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 26/29, 3.02 GAA, .897 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .867 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Bratislava was swept out of the first round of the KHL playoffs after falling to Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Game Four. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik had a goal in defeat for Slovan. Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus' season is over.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2 (OT)
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 48/50, 1.01 GAA, .960 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 1.42 GAA, .947 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored 18:48 into the 3rd Overtime to lift Cherepovets to a 3-2 Game Four win over Yaroslavl. Kazionov played 31:56 in the match. Vasily Koshechkin's 48 saves in victory were actually light work compared to the 80 shots Yaroslavl goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped in defeat. Cherepovets goes for the series win in Game Five on Thursday.

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Astana Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 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 10:42 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's critical 3-1 Game Three win over Astana. The victory gets Traktor back into the series. Game Four is Tuesday.

(5)Ufa 4 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 1
Ufa Leads the Series 2-1
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 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Ufa to a 4-1 Game Three win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov also chipped in a helper in the match for Ufa. Game Four is Tuesday.

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