KHL Game Day: 12-19-12
Yaroslavl 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Washington first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored Chelyabinsk's only goal in their 2-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Defenseman Nikita Nesterov is away from Traktor to camp with Russia's U20 junior team.
Dinamo Riga 2 vs. Astana 3 (OT)
Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-19-20, +16, 52 PIM
Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had his 14th goal of the season for Astana in their 3-2 win over Riga. Victor Hedman played 21:29 in the match. Astana faces Donetsk on Friday.
Bratislava 1 vs. Ufa 0 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 38/38, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-10-3, 4 SO, 2.19 GAA, .929 sv%
Jaroslav Janus stopped all 38 shots he faced and 3 of 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session in Bratislava's 1-0 win over Ufa. Janus is now in a 4-way tie for tops in the KHL in shutouts with a list that includes fellow Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin. Ex-Sabres draft pick Michal Vondrka scored both of Bratislava's goals in the shootout. Bratislava faces Nizhnekamsk on Friday. Ufa goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, like Nesterov, is away camping with Russia's U20 team.