Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/26, 3.01 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-4-1, 2 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 3 points from star forward Danis Zaripov in their 4-3 win over Mytischi. For Mytischi, former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin led the way... to the box... with 16 penalty minutes including a Third Period booking that translates (gloriously) to "Checking to the Head and Neck Area". Good old R2.
Ufa 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.10 GAA, .926 sv%
Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk supplied a goal while former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov added in a helper as Ufa defeated Yaroslavl 3-1. Aging veteran and former Lightning prospect Anton But also had a helper in defeat for Lokomotiv.
Dinamo Riga 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 37/40, 2.86 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-4-1, 2 SO, 2.24 GAA, .928 sv%
Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Riga to a 3-2 OT win over Magnitogorsk. Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had another multi-point effort in defeat, also posting 1 goal and 1 assist.
Bratislava 6 vs. Chelyabinsk 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 12/14, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 0 SO, 3.27 GAA, .870 sv%
Jaroslav Janus replaced starter Miroslav Koprzhiva after the First Intermission and helped backston Slovan to a 6-5 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen contributed 1 goal and 1 assist for Slovan in the win. Chelyabinsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn in defeat.
Praha 2 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1, 0 SO, 2.25 GAA, .923 sv%
Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov scored his second goal of the campaign to help lead Ufa to a 3-2 win over Lev Praha. With Iiro Tarkki now cut loose from Ufa, highly regarded Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy now appears to be the unquestioned #1 goaltender for the club. His backup today, Vyacheslav Volkov, is just 18 years old and came into the year with no KHL experience.
Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Ufa 5
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1, 0 SO, 2.29 GAA, .921 sv%
Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup in Ufa's 5-2 thumping of Dinamo Riga. Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of helpers in defeat for Riga while former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had a single helper for Ufa.
Bratislava 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 38/42, 3.94 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-3-0, 2 SO, 2.31 GAA, .924 sv%
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 0 SO, 3.30 GAA, .871 sv%
Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a pair of helpers, including an assist on the Overtime winner, as Bratislava toppled red hot Magnitogorsk 4-3. Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 2 goals and 3 points in defeat for Metallurg. Jaroslav Janus was back in uniform for Slovan, but sat backup for the match.
Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Ufa 3 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 30/34, 3.88 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-1, 0 SO, 2.15 GAA, .928 sv%
Despite goals from former NHLer Nikita Filatov and former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov, Ufa fell 4-3 today in overtime to Nizhnekamsk. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy, at least, still has not lost in regulation this season.
Dinamo Minsk 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-2-4, E, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was -2 in a sparing 7:40 of ice time in Yugra's 5-3 loss to Minsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Lukas Krajicek had a goal in the victory for Dinamo.
Speaking of ex-Lightning defensemen, in a side note, Mike Lundin currently leads the KHL in plus-minus at +14. He currently plays for Barys Astana, which is the same club Victor Hedman played for during the NHL lockout.
Ten questions for this year's Lightning prospect season...