Nesterov, Nikita

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.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-22-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (6)Astana 5
Astana Leads the Series 2-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 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 had a power play assist in 16:08 in Chelyabinsk's 5-3 loss to upset-minded Astana. Astana was led by an outstanding 4 goal effort by former NHLer Nigel Dawes and 2 assists from ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev is scoreless in the first two games of the series for Astana. Game Three is Monday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (5)Ufa 0
Series Tied 1-1
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%

Despite only managing 13 shots against Iiro Tarkki, Magnitogorsk defeated Ufa 2-0 to square their first round series at 1-1. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Tarkki in the contest. Game Three is Monday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-21-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(3)Dynamo Moscow 3 vs. (6)Bratislava 2 (OT)
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 2-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 5.04 GAA, .839 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Branislav Konrad in Bratislava's 3-2 overtime loss to Dynamo Moscow. Alexei Sopin led the way with a pair of goals for Dynamo, including the overtime winner. Game Three is Sunday.

(4)Yaroslavl 2 vs. (5)Cherepovets 1
Series Tied 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 25/27, 2.07 GAA, .926 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 1.53 GAA, .949 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Kronwall's power play goal turned out to be the winner in Yaroslavl's 2-1 Game Two victory over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 13:37 for Cherepovets.

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (6)Astana 4 (OT)
Astana Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 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 played just 9:34 in Chelyabinsk's 4-3 Game One loss to Astana. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of goals in the win for Astana. Game Two is Friday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (5)Ufa 4 (OT)
Ufa Leads the Series 1-0
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%

Ufa defeated Magnitogorsk 4-3 in overtime despite a Metallurg goal by ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Iiro Tarkki in the match. Game Two is Friday.

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