Novosibirsk 7 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 2 PIM
With copious amounts of garbage time available, Nikita Gusev got 12:49 of ice time as Yugra got blown out by Novosibirsk 7-2. The Novosibirsk feeding frenzy included 2 goals and 2 assists by ex-Blues draft pick Jori Lehtera and a helper by former Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Yaroslavl 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 30/31, 0.92 GAA, .968 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 9-5-2, 2 SO, 2.31 GAA, .926 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin allowed just 1 of 3 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session, but that was enough to drop Magnitogorsk to a 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Ex-NHLer Vitaly Kolesnik took the win in the goaltending duel with 36 saves.
Ufa 3 vs. Mytischi 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-2-1, 0 SO, 2.08 GAA, .922 sv%
Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk had a helper in support of Andrey Vasilevskiy in Ufa's 3-1 win over Mytischi. Vasilevskiy's GAA dropped to a minuscule 2.08 in the win.
Novokuznetsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev played just 5:00 (6 shifts) as Yugra fell 2-1 to Novokuznetsk.
Bratislava 2 vs. CSKA 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 16/19, 3.05 GAA, .842 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 0 SO, 3.20 GAA, .871 sv%
Ilari Filppula (brother of) scored the game winning goal in CSKA's 3-2 win over Bratislava. CSKA captain Alexei Morozov chipped in a helper in the win.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Cherepovets 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 16 GP, 9-5-1, 2 SO, 2.40 GAA, .923 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin sat backup against his old club as Magnitogorsk toppled Cherepovets 4-2. Metallurg got 2 goals from scoring machine Danis Zaripov in the win. The goals were Zaripov's 13th and 14th on the season, placing him 4 clear of Barys Astana's Brandon Bochenski for tops in the KHL.
Ufa 4 vs. St. Petersburg 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 6-2-1, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .922 sv%
Andrey Vasilevskiy also sat backup as his club, Ufa, defeated SKA St. Petersburg 4-2. Ufa got a goal from former NHLer Nikita Filatov in the victory, Filatov's 7th of the season.
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.