Cherepovets 0 @ Hanty-Mansiysk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-0, 1 SO, 2.80 GAA, .912 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin say backup as Rostislav Stana allowed 3 goals on 19 shots in Cherepovets' 3-0 loss to Yugra. A changing of the guard at the starting position may be in the cards now, as Koshechkin, with the exception of one poor start, has been hot since returning from a dominant Karjala Cup performance with the national team. Ex-Hawks draft pick and Norfolk Admiral Mikhail Yakubov had a pair of goals in the match for Yugra.
MODO 7 @ Sodertalje 1
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 5.72 GAA
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-8-0, 0 SO, 2.95 GAA, .884 sv%
Oof. Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals in 31:28 for the loss today before giving way to Pontus Sjogren who allowed 4 goals the rest of the way in Sodertalje's 7-1 loss to MODO. Elitserien star Per-Age Skroder had a pair of goals in the match for MODO.
Chelyabinsk 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 16 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov extended his point scoring streak to three games by scoring the game's opening goal in Kazan's 3-2 shootout loss to Chelyabinsk. The forward played 14:25 in the match and also took a minor for roughing.
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Novokuznetsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 30 PIM
Martins Karsums took a minor for boarding in 14:49 in Riga's 4-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan had one goal and one assist in the match for Dynamo.
Cherepovets 3 @ Omsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 34/35, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-0, 1 SO, 2.80 GAA, .912
The Cat is starting to roll. Vasily Koshechkin won his third straight start, stopping 34 shots in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk, stopping 25 of 28 shots faced.
Sodertalje 2 @ Timra 5
Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 20/24, 4.01 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-7-0, 0 SO, 2.80 GAA, .889 sv%
Riku Helenius' winning streak was snapped at two games after he allowed 4 goals in Sodertalje's 5-2 loss the the Elitserien's fifth place club, Timra. With the loss, Sodertalje falls to last place in the league.
Dynamo Riga 2 @ Khabarovsk 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 9-6-15, -3, 28 PIM
Martins Karsums was scoreless in 15:38 in Riga's 2-1 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-NHLer Mark Hartigan scored his 11th goal of the season in the match for Riga.
Cherepovets 3 @ Astana 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 26/27, 1.00 GAA, .963 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 7-9-0, 1 SO, 2.91 GAA, .908 sv%
Here comes The Cat. Vasily Koshechkin stopped 26 shots for his second straight win in a 3-1 victory over Astana. Ex-Avs pick Sergei Soin had a helper in the match for Cherepovets.