Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/26, 3.01 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-4-1, 2 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%
Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 3 points from star forward Danis Zaripov in their 4-3 win over Mytischi. For Mytischi, former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin led the way... to the box... with 16 penalty minutes including a Third Period booking that translates (gloriously) to "Checking to the Head and Neck Area". Good old R2.
Ufa 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.10 GAA, .926 sv%
Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk supplied a goal while former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov added in a helper as Ufa defeated Yaroslavl 3-1. Aging veteran and former Lightning prospect Anton But also had a helper in defeat for Lokomotiv.
Dinamo Riga 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 37/40, 2.86 GAA, .925 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-4-1, 2 SO, 2.24 GAA, .928 sv%
Ex-NHLer Marcel Hossa had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Riga to a 3-2 OT win over Magnitogorsk. Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had another multi-point effort in defeat, also posting 1 goal and 1 assist.
Bratislava 6 vs. Chelyabinsk 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 12/14, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0, 0 SO, 3.27 GAA, .870 sv%
Jaroslav Janus replaced starter Miroslav Koprzhiva after the First Intermission and helped backston Slovan to a 6-5 win over Traktor Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen contributed 1 goal and 1 assist for Slovan in the win. Chelyabinsk got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Andrei Kostitsyn in defeat.
Praha 2 vs. Ufa 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1, 0 SO, 2.25 GAA, .923 sv%
Ex-Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov scored his second goal of the campaign to help lead Ufa to a 3-2 win over Lev Praha. With Iiro Tarkki now cut loose from Ufa, highly regarded Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy now appears to be the unquestioned #1 goaltender for the club. His backup today, Vyacheslav Volkov, is just 18 years old and came into the year with no KHL experience.
CSKA 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 32/33, 0.92 GAA, .964 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 8-2-1, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA, .928 sv%
Rastislava Stana edged Vasily Koshechkin, who allowed 1 goal to 3 shooters in the penalty shot session, in CSKA's 2-1 win over Metallurg. Ex-NHLer Oleg Saprykin had CSKA's regulation goal. Kosheckin stopped Ilari Filppula, brother of Valtteri, in the younger brother's shoot out attempt.
CSKA 3 vs. Ufa 2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 23/26, 3.01 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1, 0 SO, 2.29 GAA, .921 sv%
Andrey Vasilevskiy took his first regulation loss of the season as Ufa fell 3-2 to CSKA. Ex-Wings first rounger Igor Grigorenko assisted on the Third Period, game winning goal for CSKA.
Praha 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/30, 2.88 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-2-0, 2 SO, 2.15 GAA, .927 sv%
Former Florida Everblade and journeyman defenseman Chris Lee's overtime goal lifted Magnitogorsk to a 4-3 win over Lev Praha. Lee also had a helper in the match, while longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 2 goals and 1 assist in the victory for Metallurg.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 23/23, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-2-0, 2 SO, 2.06 GAA, .930 sv%
The Cat is rolling. Vasily Koshechkin turned away all 23 shots he faced in Magnitogorsk's 3-0 win over Traktor. It's Koshechkin's 7th consecutive victory of the season and second shutout of the campaign. Ex-Jackets 9th rounder Sergei Mozyakin supplied a pair of goals in support.
Vladivostok 3 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 0 SO, 3.30 GAA, .871 sv%
Jaroslav Janus again did not dress, and Bratislava again fell. This time, it was a 3-1 margin to expansion Vladivostok. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen assisted on Slovan's only goal. Ex-NHLer Enver Lisin had 1 goal and 1 assist for Vladivostok in the win.
Let's go Lightning.