Vasilevski, Andrei

2014 Development Camp - Day 4

I finally had the chance to make it out to the Ice Sports Forum to catch up with some of the attendees and observe a good chunk of the 3v3 action. Following are some brief impressions and takeaways from my time at the rink:

World Championships Game Day: Semifinals

Russia 3 vs. Sweden 1
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Yesterday, starter Sergei Bobrovski turned aside 22 shots as Russia defeated Sweden 3-1 to advance to the Gold Medal Match of the World Championships. Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup. Ex-Kings pick Oscar Moller scored the only goal of the match for the Swedes.

Sweden plays Czech Republic in the Bronze Medal Match while Russia draws Finland in the Gold Medal match.

World Championships Game Day: Quarterfinals

USA 3 vs. Czech Republic 4
Tyler Johnson, USA, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 8 GP, 6-3-9, +3, 2 PIM

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of goals within 13 seconds late in the Third Period in USA's failed comeback as they fell 4-3 to Czech Republic. Johnson was 43% on draws in 21:18 in the match. The Czech's got a helper from ageless Jaromir Jagr in the win.

Russia 3 vs. France 0
Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Sergei Bobrovski stopped all 16 shots he faced in Russia's 3-0 blanking of upstart France. Russia got a goal and an assist from Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin in the win. Also of note, Alexander Ovechkin played 14:46 in the game after shrugging off a knee injury suffered earlier in the tournament.

Sweden 3 vs. Belarus 2
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +5, 14 PIM

Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm’s goal with 6:22 left in the Third Period broke up a tie game and delivered Sweden a 3-2 Quarterfinals win over home nation Belarus. Ekholm also had a helper in the contest.

The Semifinals Round will pit Russia against Sweden and Finland, which defeated Canada today, against Czech Republic.

World Championships Game Day: Day Twelve

Group A
Denmark 3 vs. Slovakia 4
Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 2 PIM

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

Richard Panik completed a scoreless Preliminary Round of the World Championships posting a -1 in 16:04 of ice time in Slovakia's 4-3 win over Denmark. Slovakia got a pair of goals by the Wings Tomas Tatar in the win. Slovakia misses the Quarterfinals Round by 1 point, finishing 5th behind the surprising squad from France in Group A. Canada, Sweden, and Czech Republic also advance out of the Group.

Group B
Germany 4 vs. USA 5
Tyler Johnson, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +1, 2 PIM

Calgary prospect Johnny Gaudreau had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the USA's best player in their 5-4 win over Germany. Detroit's Justin Abdelkader also had 2 goals for the US in the win. Tyler Johnson was 46% on draws in 22:46 in the match. The US finished in 2nd in Group B and advances to play Czech Republic in the Quarterfinals.

Latvia 2 vs. Switzerland 3
Kristers Gudlevskis, Latvia, Loss, 23/26, 3.09 GAA, .885 sv%
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-0, 0 SO, 3.79 GAA, .891 sv%

Switzerland got a goal from Devils forward Damien Brunner and a helper from former Lightning draft pick Luca Cunti in their 3-2 win over Latvia. Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons had Latvia's only goal in defeat. Latvia finished 6th in Group B and will not advance to the Quarterfinals.

Russia 2 vs. Belarus 1
Dmitry Korobov, Belarus, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3, +4, 14 PIM

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 1 SO, 0.50 GAA, .985 sv%

Columbus' Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside 19 shots and was named Russia's best player in their 2-1 win over Belarus. Dmitry Korobov chipped in a helper on a Third Period even strength goal and had a pair of minors for tripping in 16:40 for the Belarusians. Russia finishes tops in Group B and will face France in the Quarterfinals. Belarus finishes 3rd in Group B and will face Sweden in the Quartfinals Round. Finland was the fourth team to advance out of Group B and will face Canada in the Quarterfinals.

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.

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