KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-26-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 2 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Series Tied 2-2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 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 minor for high sticking in 12:08 of ice time in Traktor's critical 3-2 Game Four win over Barys Astana. Ex-NHLer Nigel Dawes scored a goal in defeat for Astana.

(5)Ufa 2 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 3
Series Tied 2-2
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%

Ex-Preds draft pick Cal O'Reilly had a pair of goals and former Ranger Mats Zuccarello had the game winning goal to cap Magnitogorsk's 3-2 come-from-behind win in Game Four over Ufa. Ufa had Magnitogorsk on the ropes with a 2-0 lead entering the Third Period, but could not close the deal. Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov was on the ice for each of Magnitogorsk's final two goals and finished -2 in the contest.