Ontario Hockey League
Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin made his North American debut for the Petes and finished scoreless and minus-1. Kingston jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Peterborough started to claw back. Panthers third rounder Juho Lammikko had a goal and two assists for the Fronts, who are playing without Lightning prospect Henri Ikonen for the first time in two seasons.
Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 6/8, 6.00 GAA, .750 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.17 GAA, .955 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin was lifted after falling behind 2-0 in the First Period against Khabarovsk. With backup Alexander Pechursky in net, Magnitogorsk scored 7 goals unanswered en route to a 7-2 victory. Danis Zaripov had a hat trick and an assist and ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare chipped in a pair of goals.
Young Lightning Crunch Nashville.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 30 shots in his North American debut for the victory. After falling behind 2-1 in the Second Period, the big Russian slammed the door the rest of the way, which is what good starting goaltenders do.
1:02 NSH Forsberg (1), (Wilson)
5:41 TB Kucherov (1), (Namestnikov, Marchessault)
7:40 NSH Smith (1), (Roy)
8:35 TB Marchessault (1), (Namestnikov)
13:49 TB Barberio (1), (Filppula, Witkowski)
15:08 TB Marchessault (2), (Namestnikov, Kucherov)
If you're a Syracuse Crunch fan, you have to be very satisfied with the way this group of players performed tonight. Your stud rookie netminder lived up to expectations. What may be your top line exploded for 3 goals including keying a big comeback. And Luke Witkowski beat the brown runny out of someone, to boot. Not a lot to complain about there.
Box score from NHL.com.
Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 35/36, 1.00 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Jan Kovar had a pair of goals and Danis Zaripov had 2 helpers to lead Magnitogorsk to a 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Isles second rounder Mikko Koskinen made 21 saves in defeat.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM
Ex-Canadiens first rounder Andrei Kostitsyn made the only conversion of the shootout session to help Traktor Chelyabinsk top Yugra 4-3. Nikita Gusev failed in his shootout attempt and was -1 in 12:06 of ice time.
Bratislava 1 vs. CSKA Moscow 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .895 sv%
Jaroslav Janus sat backup in Bratislava's crushing 4-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow. CSKA got a goal and an assist from former Wings second rounder Igor Grigorenko.
Khanty-Mansiysk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:40 in Yugra's 5-2 pounding of Dinamo Riga. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar led the way with a pair of goals.
Sochi 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Win, 25/26, 1.01 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-1-1, 2 SO, 1.00 GAA, .960 sv%
Nashville second rounder Vladislav Kamenev potted the game-winning Third Period goal for Magnitogorsk in their 2-1 win over Sochi. Magnitogorsk currently sits in the top spot in the Eastern Conference and looks every bit the KHL defending champions.
HPK 6 vs. Karpat 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Saku Salminen did not dress as HPK defeated Karpat 6-2 to notch their first win of the season. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill had a hat trick and a helper in the win.