European Game Results

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    Kazan 5 vs. Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 30/35, 5.00 GAA, .857 sv%
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 5.00 GAA, .857 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) got off to a rough start to his season allowing 5 goals to Ak Bars Kazan. Kazan got 1 goal and 1 assist in the win from ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen. Cherepovets draws Ufa on Saturday.

    Elsewhere, Yaroslavl knocked off Novosibirsk 5-2 with Vitali Kolesnik between the pipes. Where does that leave Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus? Back to Slovan Bratislava? We shall see.

    Chelyabinsk Jr. 1 vs. Novokuznetsk Jr. 0
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., DNP
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov did not appear in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 1-0 win over Novokuznetsk Jr. He also did not appear in Chelyabinsk's KHL team's 2-0 win over Magnitogorsk. Chelyabinsk Jr. moves on to face Berdsk on Saturday.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    CSKA 0 vs. Spartak Moscow 1
    Nikita Gusev, CSKA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev only played 3:15 today, but that was enough to get caught on the ice for the lone goal in CSKA's 1-0 loss to Spartak Moscow. CSKA is off until Saturday when they'll face KHL newcomer Donetsk.

    Orenburg 3 vs. Ufa Jr. 6
    Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 31/34, 3.00 GAA, .912 sv%
    Season totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%

    Alexei Vasilevski turned away 31 shots to post back-to-back wins for Ufa Jr. against Orenburg to open the season. Ufa Jr. is off until next Tuesday when they face Magnitogorsk Jr.

    Chelyabinsk Jr. 3 vs. Novokuznetsk Jr. 2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Defenseman Artem Chistyakov scored with 42 seconds left in the Third Period to life Chelyabinsk Jr. to a 3-2 opening night win over Novokuznetsk Jr. The two teams square off again tomorrow.

  • 3 years 4 weeks ago

    Orenburg 1 @ Ufa Jr. 5
    Andrei Vasilevski, Ufa Jr., Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%

    And he's off. First rounder Andrei Vasilevski (pictured) stopped 21 shots as Ufa Jr. slapped Orenburg 5-1. The two teams rematch again tomorrow.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    Omsk Jr. 2 vs. CSKA Jr. 1
    Nikita Gusev, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL), 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev (pictured) did not appear for CSKA Jr. in their 2-1 opening night defeat against the defending champions, Omsk Jr. CSKA's KHL side has their opening match on Wednesday against Spartak Moscow.

  • 3 years 5 weeks ago

    The European regular season will begin tomorrow, 9/1 with matches from the Russian junior league, the MHL, before the big boys start on Tuesday when Dynamo Moscow and Avangard Omsk square off in the KHL. For the Lightning's Russian prospects, their clubs' schedules for the next week are as follows:

    9-1-12, Omsk Jr. vs. CSKA Jr. (Gusev)

    9-4-12, Orenburg vs. Ufa Jr. (Vasilevski)

    9-5-12, Orenburg vs. Ufa Jr. (Vasilevski)
    9-5-12, Chelyabinsk Jr. (Nesterov) vs. Novokuznetsk Jr.
    9-5-12, Stupino vs. CSKA Jr. (Gusev)

    9-6-12, Chelyabinsk Jr. (Nesterov) vs. Novokuznetsk Jr.
    9-6-12, Stupino vs. CSKA Jr. (Gusev)

    9-6-12, Novosibirsk vs. Yaroslavl (Janus?)
    9-6-12, Kazan vs. Cherepovets (Koshechkin)

    Note that, as of right now, Nikita Gusev (pictured), Andrei Vasilevski, and Nikita Nesterov are currently listed on their respective clubs' MHL rosters, but are subject to potential call-up to the KHL throughout the year. Vasilevski looks to be locked into the MHL though, with Ufa's top club currently boasting veteran goaltender and former Canadiens draft pick Vadim Tarasov and ex-Syracuse Crunch netminder Iiro Tarkki.

    Meanwhile, Yaroslavl may be the landing spot for goaltender Jaroslav Janus, according to reports out of Slovakia. Janus has been playing for KHL newcomer Bratislava during the preseason, but it appears he has been compelled to leave the Slovakian club by Yaroslavl, which holds his KHL draft rights, because the team is thin in net between inexperienced Nikita Lozkhin and their struggles to get Curtis Sanford in their lineup. So, Janus may even find himself playing on an emotional opening night for a Yaroslavl club he hasn't even played a preseason game behind. Recall a year ago that Yaroslavl's team perished in a tragic plane crash that led to the team pulling out of participating in the KHL last year.

  • 3 years 6 weeks ago

    Canada 1 vs Russia 0 (OT)

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss

    After Team Canada won 4-2 in regulation in Halifax on Tuesday night to knot the four-game series at two wins apiece, both teams began a special overtime session in hopes of a series-deciding victory. The Canadians, the distinct aggressors throughout much of the three periods played previously that night, kept pressing their Russian counterparts and were rewarded with the clinching goal just a few minutes into sudden-death. On the play, Canada's Ty Rattie managed to keep the puck in Russia's end, which led to Ryan Strome getting the puck on his stick near the top of the left face-off circle, where he didn't waste any time using some crafty stick-work to make his way to a better angle in the high slot where, with a quick release, he fired a wrist shot that found its mark past Vasilevski.

  • 3 years 7 weeks ago

    Canada 4 @ Russia 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 41 saves on 45 shots

    The final game in the exhibition series took place in Halifax last night and ended in a decisive victory for Team Canada. Although Game 4 got off to a similar start to the night before with Russia taking two early leads despite finding themselves mostly hemmed in their own zone or conceding possession for changes and setting up defensively at even-strength. The Canadians finally took the lead (their first since Game 1 of the series), though, nearly midway through the second period and they never relented. Team Russia did manage to generate some quality scoring chances but could not muster a much-needed goal before the game slipped away for good late in the final period. It did help that the Russian coaching staff opted, until just a handful of minutes remained, to keep its team passive and structured in the neutral zone in an apparent attempt to conserve their young squad's energy. For much of the time they trailed, Russia seemed content to try and mount a comeback with selective counterattacks and opportunistic play and, failing that, to try and decide the series in overtime.

  • 3 years 8 weeks ago

    Canada 3 @ Russia 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: Loss, 25 saves on 28 shots

    An All-Star team of Canadian juniors defeated a similar group of Russian juniors 3-2 today in Game 1 of the four-game Canada-Russia Challenge. Three Lightning prospects played in the match, including new prospects Andrei Vasilevski – a first round pick of Tampa Bay in June – and recent free agent signee Artem Sergeev. Vasilevski allowed three goals – all in the second period – including a wrist shot by likely 2013 top-10 pick Sean Monahan. According to the TSN Radio broadcast, Vasilevski (pictured at the Lightning's prospect camp) came up with several big saves in the third period to keep Russia in the game at 3-1, then 3-2. Nail Yakupov, the top pick in the 2012 draft, scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period to cut Canada’s lead to one goal. The Oilers pick one-timed a shot from the circle off of a feed from Sergeev. Nesterov also saw power play time for Russia.

    The game-winning goal was scored by Bruins prospect Dougie Hamilton, who’s shot from the point got by a screened Vasilevski.

    Cody Nickolet, a WHL reporter, singled out Sergeev and Nesterov as having impressive games. He said Vasilevski was good, but “could have had a couple of those goals” and was outplayed by Canada’s Malcolm Subban (Bruins) in the game.

    Brendan Ross of Dobber Prospects and The Hockey Writers said Vasilevski had an average showing and consistency remains an issue for the first goalie taken in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

    The game was played in Yaroslavl, site of last year’s deadly airline crash that killed 44 players and coaches from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL. Friday’s Game 2 will also be played in Yaroslavl before Games 3 and 4 are held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next week.

    The series is being played as a tribute to the Lokomotiv club. It also marks the 40th anniversary of the famed Canada-Russia Summit Series of 1972. Lightning founder Phil Esposito, a member of Canada’s ’72 squad, is reportedly on the trip with Team Canada this year.

    (Eric DuBose photo)

  • 3 years 23 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. beat CSKA Jr. 3-1 in Game Five to clinch their MHL Finals series 4 games to 1. Omsk Jr. unseats CSKA Jr. as the champions of the Russian junior league. Nikita Kucherov did not play in the match. The game concludes the Lightning European prospect season.

  • 3 years 23 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Maxim Kazakov's goal at 1:39 of overtime lifted Omsk Jr. to a 2-1 Game Four win over CSKA Jr. and delivered to them the MHL championship. The MHL Finals are the lone best-of-seven series in the tournament, so CSKA Jr. faces elimination in Game Five on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match.

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