Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Ufa 1
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (KHL): 29 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 10 PIM
Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 4 GP, 1-1-0, 1 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%
Nikita Nesterov was +1 in 10:35 of ice time as Chelyabinsk knocked off Ufa 3-1. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov had his 18th goal of the season for Traktor in the win. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup for Ufa. Chelyabinsk plays Nizhnekamsk next on Monday. Ufa will get sad sack Ekaterinburg.
Cherepovets 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, SO Win, 21/22, 0.92 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 44 GP, 24-17-3, 6 SO, 2.12 GAA, .923 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets continued their strong play of late by defeating Novosibirsk 2-1 in a shootout. Koshechkin stopped both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had a helper in the win for Severstal. They play Khabarovsk on Monday.
Dinamo Minsk 4 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 18 GP, 3-8-11, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 24 GP, 3-9-12, E, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on a garbage time goal as Khabarovsk was thumped 4-1 by Minsk. The forward played 11:09 in the match. Amur plays Cherepovets on Monday.
With less than a month to go in the regular season, Cherepovets sits in 5th in the Western Conference and Bratislava (Jaroslav Janus) checks in as the 6th seed. In the East, Chelyabinsk is currently in the 4 spot. Khabarovsk is in 11th in the East and has already been eliminated from the postseason.