Vasilevski, Andrei

World Championships Game Day: Day Ten

Group B
USA 3 vs. Finland 1
Tyler Johnson, USA, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of Third Period goals and was 45% on draws in 22:25 of ice time as USA knocked off Finland 3-1. Johnson was named USA's best player in the match. Johnson is currently tied for 9th in tournament scoring. Nashville's Seth Jones had a pair of helpers in the win for the US, as well.

Russia 3 vs. Germany 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy needed a masterful 27 save performance to help Russia stave off a spirited effort by Germany 3-0. It took 3 third period markers, including an empty netter by Viktor Tikhonov, for Russia to put the Germans away. The victory clinches the top spot in Group B for the Russians, but it may have come at a very high price. Team captain Alexander Ovechkin left the ice after 15:48 of ice time with what some observers deemed to likely be a catastrophic knee injury.

World Championships Game Day: Day Nine

Group A
Slovakia 4 vs. Italy 1
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.50 GAA, .960 sv%

Richard Panik's scoreless tournament continued in Slovakia's 4-1 win over Italy. Rising Red Wings star Tomas Tatar had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Slovaks. Their club is coached by former Lightning forward Vladimir Vujtek. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for the match.

Group B
Latvia 1 vs. Russia 4
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 4.02 GAA, .893 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, .975 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov continued his outstanding tournament with 2 goals and 3 points en route to being named the best player of the match as Russia toppled Latvia 4-1. Kristers Gudlevskis turned aside 39 shots in defeat. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup to Sergei Bobrovsky, who stopped 14 for the victory.

Belarus 5 vs. Germany 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 10 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had a minor for tripping in 18:20 in Belarus' 5-2 win over Germany. The Belarusian attack was paced by 2 goals and 3 points by NHLer Mikhail Grabovski.

World Championships Game Day: Day Six

Group A
Slovakia 5 vs. Norway 2
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a pair of goals as Slovakia defeated Norway to earn their first victory of the World Championships. Richard Panik was scoreless in 12:51 in the win.

Group B
Russia 7 vs. Kazakhstan 2
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy did not dress for Russia's 7-2 dismantling of Kazakhstan. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 4 points in the match and was named the contest's best player.

World Championships Game Day: Day Five

Group B
Kazakhstan 4 vs. Latvia 5
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .909 sv%

Ex-Thrashers pick Arturs Kulda had a pair of goals to lead Latvia to a narrow 5-4 win over Kazakhstan. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Antropov had 1 goal and 3 points in defeat for the Kazaks. Kristers Gudlevskis sat backup to Edgard Masalskis for Latvia.

With all teams now through 3 games of the round robin phase of the tournament, Richard Panik's Slovakia is in last in the 8 team Group A. Andrei Vasilevskiy and Russia are currently 1st in Group B, followed by second place Team USA and Tyler Johnson, third place Gudlevskis and Latvia, and fourth place Dmitry Korobov and home country Belarus.

World Championships Game Day: Day Four

Group A
Slovakia 3 vs. France 5
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM

What has gotten into Team France? Two games removed from a stunning upset of Canada, the French got 2 goals each from Baptiste Amar and Stars forward Antoine Roussel to upend Slovakia 5-3. Richard Panik was -1 in 15:59 in the match and remains scoreless in the tournament.

Group B
Switzerland 3 vs. Belarus 4
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM

Dmitry Korobov assisted on a Second Period goal in 23:33 of ice time as the host nation Belarus defeated Switzerland 4-3. Mikhail Grabovski's goal with 2:06 left in the Third Period broke the 3-3 deadlock and delivered the Belarusians a key 3 points on the opening round table.

Russia 6 vs. USA 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, Win, 39/40, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .975 sv%

Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 2 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is the truth. The young netminder helped Russia overcome a 40-23 shot deficit as they thumped Team USA 6-1. Tyler Johnson was 68% on draws in 18:18 of ice time in defeat. Vasilevskiy was named the game's best player while ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov continued his strong tournament with 2 goals and 3 points in the win.

World Championships Game Day: Day Three

Group B
Germany 3 vs. Latvia 2
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 30/33, 3.04 GAA, .900 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .909 sv%

Thomas Oppenheimer's goal with 4:34 left in the Third Period broke a 2-2 tie and delivered Germany a 3-2 victory over Latvia. Flyers draft pick Marcel Noebels had one of Germany's other goals in the match, assisted by Oppenheimer.

Belarus 4 vs. Kazakhstan 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 20:16 in Belarus' 4-1 win over Kazakhstan. Homestanding Belarus scored 4 unanswered goals to get the victory in front of their home nation fans. Ex-Lightning pick Kirill Gotovets was -1 in 9:04 in the match for the Belarusians.

Finland 2 vs. Russia 4
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Ex-Coyotes pick Viktor Tikhonov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Russia to a 4-2 win over Finland. Caps star Alexander Ovechkin also had a goal in the contest for the Russians. Jackets netminder Sergei Boborovsky turned aside 34 for the win.

World Championships Game Day: Day One

Group A
Slovakia 2 vs. Czech Republic 3
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Richard Panik was scoreless in 16:56 in Slovakia's 3-2 loss to Czech Republic. Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Jan Laco in the loss. Devils forward Jaromir Jagr had a goal in the win.

Group B
Switzerland 0 vs. Russia 5
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup for Sergei Bobrovsky's 27 save shutout of Switzerland in Russia's World Championships opener. Russian captain Alexander Ovechkin had a pair of helpers in the win. Former Lightning signee Retu Suri was scoreless in 14:56 in defeat.

Belarus 1 vs. USA 6
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM

Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

Tyler Johnson had 2 power play helpers as Team USA wrecked Belarus 6-1. Johnson played 16:26 in the game and was also 59% on draws. Dmitry Korobov played 20:03 and was -2 in defeat. Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba had a pair of goals in the win for the Americans.

Bolts Ink Goalie Prospect Vasilevskii

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskii to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Vasilevskii, 6-foot-3, 203 pounds, played in 28 games with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League this season, posting a 14-8 record with three shutouts, a 2.21 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. He led all Ufa goaltenders for games played, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. Vasilevskii also led his team to the semi-finals of the KHL playoffs in 2014, posting a 9-9 record with a 1.99 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage with one shutout. He ranked tied for fourth in the KHL during the playoffs for save percentage and eighth for goals-against average.

The native of Tyumen, Russia made his KHL debut last season, playing in eight games for Salavat Yulaev. He went 4-1 with a 2.22 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. In all, Vasilevskii has appeared in 36 KHL games, with an 18-9 record, a 2.21 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage with four shutouts. Prior to joining Salavat Yulaev, he played for their junior team, Tolpar Ufa, in the MHL.

Vasilevskii has shined on the international stage with Russia, appearing in each of the previous three IIHF U-20 World Junior Championships. He won the Silver Medal in 2012 as well as Bronze Medals in 2014 and 2013. Vasilevskii was voted by participating coaches as one of Russia’s top three players in each of the tournaments he has played in. He also participated in the 2011 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championships where he won the Bronze Medal.

The 19-year-old was drafted by the Lightning in the first round, 19th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-11-14

KHL Eastern Conference Finals
(1)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (4)Ufa 0 (OT)
Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 12-2-0, 2 SO, 1.66 GAA, .944 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy, UFA, OT Loss, 37/38, 0.98 GAA, .974 sv%
Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
Playoff totals: 18 GP, 9-9-0, 1 SO, 1.99 GAA, .934 sv%

Yaroslav Khabarov's goal 1:14 into Overtime broke a scoreless tie and sent Magnitogorsk to the Gagarin Cup Finals by virtue of their 1-0, Game Five win over Ufa. Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 24 shots he faced in the match for his second shutout of the series. At the other end, Andrey Vasilevskiy sparkled making 37 saves in the hard luck loss. You simply cannot ask for more from a 19 year old goaltender. You can't.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-9-14

KHL Eastern Conference Finals
(4)Ufa 0 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 39/39, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 11-2-0, 1 SO, 1.78 GAA, .941 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
Playoff totals: 17 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.05 GAA, .931 sv%

Mike Keenan's gamble paid off. After giving veteran netminder Vasily Koshechkin the quick hook in Metallurg's 4-0 Game Three loss to Ufa, Koshechkin responded with a 39 save shutout performance in Game Four to put Metallurg on the threshold of the Gagarin Cup Finals. Rookie netminder Andrey Vasilevskiy was splendid in defeat, stopping 26 of 27 shots faced, but defenseman Viktor Antipin's power play goal was all it took for Metallurg to put Ufa on the brink of elimination. Game Five is slated for Friday with Ufa's back squarely against the wall.

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