KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-5-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 5 vs. (6)Astana 3
Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-3
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 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

Game Seven is no place for a rookie. That's why Nikita Nesterov only got 2 shifts and 1:01 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 5-3 win over Astana. Ex-Blackhawks draft pick Petri Kontiola led the way with 2 goals, including the game winner. Astana got a goal from former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski in defeat. Traktor moves on to face 2 seed Avangard Omsk.

(4)Magnitogorsk 0 vs. (5)Ufa 2
Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-3
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%

Iiro Tarkki stopped all 17 shots he faced in Ufa's 2-0 Game Seven win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored the game winning goal. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy has not played in the playoffs thus far. Ufa draws the top seed, Ak Bars Kazan, in the next round.