Khabarovsk 4 vs. Khanty-Mansisysk 2
Nikita Gusev. Khanty Mansisysk, 0-0-0. -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev played just 1:54, 2 shifts, in Yugra's 4-2 loss to Khabarovsk. It's becoming clear Gusev is on the outs with his club after playing very sparingly over the past few games. Ex-NHLer Timofei Shishkanov led the way for Khabarovsk with a pair of goals.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 38/42, 4.01 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 9-5-1, 2 SO, 2.40 GAA, .923 sv%
Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal in St. Petersburg's 4-1 thumping of Magnitogorsk. Danis Zaripov logged the lone goal for Metallurg in defeat.
Ufa 8 vs. Cherepovets 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 24/27, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .922 sv%
Snowman alert! Ufa got goals from 8 different forwards in a crushing 8-3 win over Severstal Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had a helper in the win for Ufa.
Vladivostok 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev got a near non-existant 1:44 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 win over expansion Vladivostok. Ex-Predators draft pick Jonas Andersson had 2 goals to lead the way for Yugra.
Bratislava 3 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/24, 4.04 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 3.22 GAA, .874 sv%
I know somebody who wishes his KHL team had let him out of his contract to go back to North America. Hard times continue for Bratislava and Jaroslav Janus as they fell 4-3 to Dinamo Riga. Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Lightning property Kyle Wilson had 1 goal and 3 assists in the win for Riga, while ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura assisted on the Third Period game winner. In other words, you might call it, "When Ex-Teammates Attack".
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.
Bratislava 5 vs. Praha 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 0 SO, 3.11 GAA, .879 sv%
For the first time this season, Jaroslav Janus and Bratislava might be getting on a little roll. The Slovakian netminder got his second straight win as they downed their Czech neighbors from Praha 5-2.