HPK 5 vs. Tappara 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had a pair of helpers in HPK's 5-2 win over Tappara. Saku Salminen again did not dress for HPK.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 16/17, 1.00 GAA, .941 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-1-1, 2 SO, 1.16 GAA, .954 sv%
After a minor hiccup in his last start, Vasily Koshechkin returned to the crease to turn aside 16 shots for Magnitogorsk in their 4-1 drubbing of Novokuznetsk. Jan Kovar had 1 goal and 1 assist for Metallurg in the win.
Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev has been demoted to Rubin Tyumen of the VHL by Yugra. The club fell 4-2 today to Chelyabinsk. Tyumen's next game is Sunday against Lipetsk.
Zagreb 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 2.19 GAA, .915 sv%
Jaroslav Janus turned aside 20 shots to earn his first victory of the season in Slovan's 3-1 win over Zagreb. All of Slovan's goals came off of a hat trick from ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy.
Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 6/8, 6.00 GAA, .750 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.17 GAA, .955 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin was lifted after falling behind 2-0 in the First Period against Khabarovsk. With backup Alexander Pechursky in net, Magnitogorsk scored 7 goals unanswered en route to a 7-2 victory. Danis Zaripov had a hat trick and an assist and ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare chipped in a pair of goals.