KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-22-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (6)Astana 5
Astana Leads the Series 2-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov had a power play assist in 16:08 in Chelyabinsk's 5-3 loss to upset-minded Astana. Astana was led by an outstanding 4 goal effort by former NHLer Nigel Dawes and 2 assists from ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ilya Solarev is scoreless in the first two games of the series for Astana. Game Three is Monday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (5)Ufa 0
Series Tied 1-1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Despite only managing 13 shots against Iiro Tarkki, Magnitogorsk defeated Ufa 2-0 to square their first round series at 1-1. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Tarkki in the contest. Game Three is Monday.