Talk Lightning hockey with fans and staff at the BP Message Boards and follow us on Twitter!

NA Juniors Game Night: 2-26-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 48 GP, 6-27-33, +23, 53 PIM

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 25 GP, 20-28-48, +10, 4 PIM
With R-N: 19 GP, 17-21-38, +11, 2 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

In a key division match-up, the Huskies couldn’t hold a 3-1 lead entering the third period and lost to the Foreurs, 4-3. Nikita Kucherov was scoreless for the second time in three games, though he had a four-goal game squeezed in between his 0-point performances. Fellow Russian Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev (pictured) was plus-1 with no points for Val-d’Or, who pulled within one point of Rouyn-Noranda for second in the TELUS West Division. Cedric Paquette’s Armada leads the division.

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.

Elitserien Game Night: 2-26-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 @ HV 71 4 (OT)

Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-9-26, -8, 16 PIM

Facing a top club 30 points ahead in the league standings, Brynas was efficient, netting three goals despite limited opportunities to force overtime but former NHLer Jason Krog spoiled a potential upset with a goal during the extra session that gave HV 71 the extra point. Gustaf Wesslau, who got the start in net for HV 71, only saw 17 shots in the contest. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who was peppered all night, stopped 37 of 41 shots in defeat. Johan Harju potted his first goal since January 24th, a span of eight games. Brynas (15-19-6-12, 69 PTS) now returns home to face MODO (19-18-7-8, 79 PTS) Thursday.

Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-25-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(6)Bratislava 2 vs. (3)Dynamo Moscow 3
Dynamo Moscow Wins the Series 4-0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 26/29, 3.02 GAA, .897 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 4.03 GAA, .867 sv%
Regular season totals: 47 GP, 26-17-4, 5 SO, 2.17 GAA, .928 sv%

Bratislava was swept out of the first round of the KHL playoffs after falling to Dynamo Moscow 3-2 in Game Four. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik had a goal in defeat for Slovan. Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus' season is over.

(5)Cherepovets 3 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 2 (OT)
Cherepovets Leads the Series 3-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 48/50, 1.01 GAA, .960 sv%
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 1.42 GAA, .947 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov scored 18:48 into the 3rd Overtime to lift Cherepovets to a 3-2 Game Four win over Yaroslavl. Kazionov played 31:56 in the match. Vasily Koshechkin's 48 saves in victory were actually light work compared to the 80 shots Yaroslavl goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped in defeat. Cherepovets goes for the series win in Game Five on Thursday.

Eastern Conference
(6)Astana 1 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 3
Astana Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 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 was scoreless in 10:42 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's critical 3-1 Game Three win over Astana. The victory gets Traktor back into the series. Game Four is Tuesday.

(5)Ufa 4 vs. (4)Magnitogorsk 1
Ufa Leads the Series 2-1
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%

Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Ufa to a 4-1 Game Three win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov also chipped in a helper in the match for Ufa. Game Four is Tuesday.

Syndicate content