European Leagues

KHL Game Day: 12-25-13

Spartak Moscow 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 6
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/23, 1.00 GAA, .957 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 20-8-6, 6 SO, 1.97 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk played the role of The Grinch to Spartak, beating them 6-1 on Christmas Day. Ex-Lightning draft pick and current Metallurg assistant captain Dmitri Kazionov had a helper in the victory. Recently added Francis Pare, a former Detroit farmhand, was on the other end of the helper and had 2 goals in the win.

KHL Game Day: 12-15-13

Praha 7 vs. Bratislava 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 36/43, 7.00 GAA, .837 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-11-4, 2 SO, 3.06 GAA, .889 sv%

Praha outshot Bratislava 43-14 en route to crushing their Eastern European neighbors 7-0. Ex-Sabres first rounder Jiri Novotny led the way with 2 goals for Praha and ex-Panthers second rounder Michal Repik added 1 goal and 1 assist.

KHL Game Day: 12-13-13

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Khabarovsk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev played just 4:01 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khabarovsk. He got 6 shifts in the entire game. 6.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Tis the season for Andrey Vasilevskiy, who did not dress for Ufa, to be preparing for the WJC's. In his absence, his club fell 5-3 today to Cherepovets. Ex-NHLers Anton Babchuk and Bent Sopel each had helpers in defeat for Ufa.

Mytischi 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-8-6, 6 SO, 2.00 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin masterfully turned away 41 shots to help Metallurg blank Mytischi 1-0. Ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee had the lone goal of the contest. Lee leads all KHL defensemen in scoring. Koshechkin's shutout marks back to back shutouts for the 6'6" tall netminder. He's now tied with 2 others for the KHL lead in shutouts.

CSKA 4 vs. Bratislava 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 34/38, 4.00 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-10-4, 2 SO, 2.89 GAA, .892 sv%

Jaroslav Janus evened his season record at 10-10-4 in Bratislava's 5-4 win over CSKA. Slovan got goals from ex-Lightning blueline prospects Vladimir Mihalik and Michal Sersen in the win. CSKA got goals from former NHLers Alexander Frolov and Oleg Saprykin in defeat.

KHL Game Day: 12-11-13

Khanty-Mansitysk 2 vs. Vladivostok 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 7:58 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Khanty-Mansiysk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Mike Commodore had a helper for Vladivostok.

Yaroslavl 4 vs. Ufa 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-3, 1 SO, 2.31 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Leafs draft pick Staffan Kronwall had a pair of assists to help lead Yaroslavl to a 4-2 victory over Ufa. Andrey Vasilevskiy did not dress for Ufa.

St. Petersburg 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 32/32, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 18-8-6, 5 SO, 2.06 GAA, .933 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 32 Lokomotiv shots to post a shutout in Magnitogorsk's 2-0 win over SKA St. Petersburg. Ex-Ducks draft pick Tim Brent and ex-Florida Everblade Chris Lee each had 1 goal and 1 assist for Metallurg. Koshechkin is tied for second in the KHL in shutouts, one back of Curtis Sanford of Yaroslavl and Ivan Lisutin of Chekhov.

KHL Game Day: 12-9-13

Bratislava 1 vs. Mytischi 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 18/19, 0.92 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-10-4, 2 SO, 2.85 GAA, .892 sv%

Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 3 to convert in the penalty session for the SO Loss in Bratislava's 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mytischi. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik assisted on Slovan's lone regulation goal.

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