Brynas 4 vs. Rogle 3
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless in Brynas' 4-3 win over Rogle. Red Wings draft pick Calle Jarnkrok had 1 goal and 2 assists in the game for Brynas, including the game winning goal. Brynas faces Skelleftea on Thursday.
Donetsk 4 vs. Cherepovets 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 33/37, 4.00 GAA, .892 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-7-1, 2 SO, 2.04 GAA, .933 sv%
Ex-Lightning forward Ruslan Fedotenko had a helper for Donetsk in their 4-1 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Cherepovets is off until next Monday when they'll play Chekhov.
VHL (Russia 2)
Tver 5 vs. Kurgan 3
Nikita Gusev, Tver, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (VHL): 7 GP, 2-5-7, -2 2 PIM
Season totals (KHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev (pictured) had an even strength goal and a power play assist in 16:36 of ice time in Tver's 5-3 win over Kurgan. The multi-point effort puts Gusev at a point a game pace in Russia's second best men's league. Tver draws Karaganda next on Saturday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Tyumen Jr. 3 vs. Ufa Jr. 4 (SO)
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Shootout Win, 25/28, 2.77 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 14-2-0, 1 SO, 1.80 GAA, .936 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski turned away 4 of 5 shooters in the penalty shot session to lead Ufa Jr. to a 4-3 shootout win over Tyumen Jr. The victory is Vasilevski's second shootout win this year in two tries. A Lightning goaltender that's good in shootouts? Be still, my beating heart. Ufa Jr. faces Khanty-Mansiysk Jr. on Thursday.
Novosibirsk 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 9 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Nikita Nesterov took a roughing minor that led to the game winning power play goal in 11:39 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Novosibirsk. Assisting on the winner? Former Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc. Chelyabinsk faces Mytischi on Saturday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Tyumen Jr. 2 vs. Ufa Jr. 3
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 37/39, 2.00 GAA, .949 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 13-2-0, 1 SO, 1.73 GAA, .938 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) turned away 37 shots to lead Ufa Jr. to a 3-2 win over Tyumen Jr. That gives Vasilevski 12 regulation wins and 1 shootout victory this season. The two clubs rematch on Tuesday.
In other news, forward Nikita Gusev has been loaned by CSKA to Tver of the VHL. Through 6 games with Tver, Gusev has 1 goal and 5 points with a -3 rating and 2 penalty minutes. Tver plays Zaural Kurgan tomorrow. The VHL is the second highest mens league in Russia behind the KHL. Tver is CSKA's Vysshaya Hockey League affiliate.
This week we continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.
The envelope, please.
The Prospect of the Week for the week ending October 2 is … Andrei Vasilevski, goaltender, Ufa Jr. (MHL - Russia).
Yes, Vasilevski won last week, too. We can’t help it; he’s good.
This past week our top overall prospect in the Lightning organization went 3-0 with a save percentage of .953 and a goals against average barely over one.
Ekaterinburg 0 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 13/13, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 7-3-1, 2 SO, 1.96 GAA, .932 sv%
Jaroslav Janus (pictured) stopped a 2 game slide with a 13 save shutout for Bratislava over Ekaterinburg. It was Janus' second clean sheet of the season. Slovan is off until Sunday when they'll play Dynamo Minsk.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 3 vs. Astana Jr. 4
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Loss, 15/19, 4.06 GAA, .789 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 12-2-0, 1 SO, 1.71 GAA,.935 sv%
Andrei Vasilevski suffered through perhaps his first bad start of the season in Ufa Jr.'s 4-3 loss to Astana Jr. They're off until next Monday when they'll face Tyumen Jr.
Lulea 0 vs. Brynas 1
Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-5, +5, 4 PIM
Johan Harju was scoreless against his old club in Brynas' 1-0 win over Lulea. Brynas faces Farjestads next on Thursday.
Cherepovets 4 vs. Mytischi 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 28/28, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-5-1, 1 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) posted his first shutout of the season and evened his record at 5-5-1 in Cherepovets' 4-0 blanking of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov stayed hot by scoring his 3rd goal of the season in the victory. Cherepovets gets Spartak Moscow next on Friday.
MHL (Russia Jr.)
Ufa Jr. 5 vs. Astana Jr. 1
Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 25/26, 1.05 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 12-1-0, 1 SO, 1.53 GAA, .945 sv%
Death. Taxes. Andrei Vasilevski. He posted his 11th regulation win and 12th overall win as Ufa Jr. easily handled Baby Astana 5-1. The two clubs rematch on Wednesday.