Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Bratislava 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 38 GP, 22-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .937 sv%
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 15/21, 10.85 GAA, .714 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 12-12-4, 2 SO, 3.11 GAA, .889 sv%
Jaroslav Janus was pulled 13:10 into the Second Period after former Capitals draft pick Oscar Osala's goal made it 6-0 as Magnitogorsk boat raced Slovan by a final tally of 6-2. Osala finished with 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.
Kazan 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 3-2-5, -7, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev's goal, his first point in months, was not enough for Yugra as they were doubled up by Ak Bars Kazan 4-2. Kazan got a goal by former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov, his 8th of the campaign, in the victory.
Elsewhere, sans-Andrey Vasilevskiy Ufa defeated Riga 4-3 in overtime. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had the winner for Ufa.
USA 2 vs. Canada 3
Jonathan Drouin, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 12 PIM
Adam Erne, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Jonathan Drouin had the primary assist on Curtis Lazar's power play, game winning goal as Canada edged USA 3-2. Drouin's Halifax teammate, Zachary Fucale, made 24 key stops on the way to being named the match's best player. Fucale was a second round pick by the Canadiens in the June draft.
Sweden 3 vs. Russia 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Russia, Loss, 29/32, 3.02 GAA, .906 sv%
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 1.61 GAA, .939 sv%
Montreal second rounder Jacob de la Rose scored with just 2:22 left in regulation to lift Sweden to a 3-2 triumph over Russia in the marquee matchup of Group B. Blue Jackets second rounder Oscar Dansk made 23 saves for the victory for Sweden. Vasilevskiy was named Player of the Game for Russia.
Finland 3 vs. Switzerland 4
Henri Ikonen, Finland, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM
Switzerland strikes again, this time upsetting the Finns, who had just upset the Russians. Ikonen had his second assist in as many games.
Canada and Sweden take the top spots in Group A and Group B, respectively. USA finishes in second in Group A and Russia finishes in third in Group B. The Quarterfinal Round takes place Thursday with USA and Russia squaring off in what may be a classic match and Canada drawing Switzerland. Finland will face the Czechs.
Yaroslavl 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 17/19, 2.04 GAA, .895 sv%
Season totals: 37 GP, 21-9-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .937 sv%
Yaroslavl overcame a goal by former Detroit farmhand Francis Pare to defeat Magnitogorsk 3-1. Loko tacked on an empty net goal with under a minute to close out the tightly contested victory.
Dinamo Riga 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 38/39, 1.00 GAA, .974 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-11-4, 2 SO, 2.94 GAA, .894 sv%
Jaroslav Janus helped Slovan overcome a 39-20 shot deficit to defeat Riga 3-1.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk[/b], 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-2-4, -7, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev took a tripping minor in 11:23 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Blackhawks first rounder Mikhail Yakubov had a helper for Yugra in the win.
Also, with Andrey Vasilevskiy off at the WJC's, Ufa defeated St. Petersburg 2-1.
Cherepovets 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 21-8-6, 7 SO, 1.92 GAA, .938 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin posted his league leading 7th shutout of the campaign in Magnitigorsk's 4-0 win over his former club, Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov had a pair of helpers in the victory. The older Kazionov now has 1 goal and 7 points in 32 games this season.
Bratislava 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 11-11-4, 2 SO, 3.02 GAA, .889 sv%
Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka had a pair of goals to lead Slovan to a 4-2 win over Nizhnekamsk. Jaroslav Janus got his season record back to .500 with the win.