Koshechkin, Vasily

World Championships Game Day: 5-12-13

USA 3 vs. Germany 0
Ben Bishop, USA, DNP
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 2.78 GAA, .875 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 8 PIM

John Gibson stopped all 30 shots he faced for Team USA in their 3-0 blanking of Germany. Nate Thompson assisted on a Stephen Gionta goal while Paul Stastny of Colorado added another tally in the match. Team USA still controls their destiny for the top spot in their pool.

Canada 2 vs. Czech Republic 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Tournament totals: 6 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 2 PIM

Carolina's Jeff Skinner scored a key Third Period goal to lift Canada to a 2-1 win over Czech Republic. Ex-Lightning netminder Mike Smith stopped 30 in match for the Canadians.

Slovakia 1 vs. Russia 3
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, Loss, 20/23, 3.00 GAA, .870 sv%
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .875 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.04 GAA, .895 sv%

New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal in Russia's 3-1 win over listing Slovakia. Ex-Lightning first rounder Vladimir Mihalik was -2 in over 21 minutes of ice time for the Slovaks after being promoted to the team's top pair. Vasily Koshechkin did not suit up for the Russians.

World Championships Game Day: 5-10-13

Slovakia 1 vs. Austria 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%

Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Rastislav Stana as Slovakia went down to another minor upset, this time at the hands of Austria 2-1. Buffalo's Thomas Vanek scored the winner for the Austrians in the shootout.

Russia 2 vs. Finland 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals; 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%

Vasily Kosheschkin did not dress as Team Russia fell to co-host Finland 3-2. Ex-Blackhawks pick and current Traktor Chelyabinsk star Petri Kontiola had a pair of goals in the match to help pace the Finns.

Belarus 1 vs. Canada 4
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 5 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos had a power play goal and assist as Canada cruised past overmatched Belarus 4-1. Stamkos' linemate, Claude Giroux, paced all scorers with 1 goal and 3 points in the match.

World Championships Game Day: 5-9-13

Russia 1 vs. France 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Loss, 17/19, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%
Tournament totals; 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .895 sv%

Wow. In one of the biggest upsets in recent World Championships history, France upended Vasily Koshechkin and Russia 2-1. Wow. Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel scored the game winning goal for Team France. Did I mention, wow?

Slovakia 3 vs. Latvia 5
Jaroslav Janus. Slovakia, Loss, 15/17, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .882 sv%

In a milder upset, Latvia upended Slovakia 5-3. Jaroslav Janus came into the game at the start of the Second Period and took the backdoor loss allowing 2 goals on 17 shots in defeat. Ex-Predators draft pick, Latvia captain, and damned fine hockey player, Lauris Darzins had a hat trick for the Latvians, including the game winning goal.

Sweden 0 vs. Canada 3
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos scored a power play goal that turned out to be the game winner in Canada's 3-0 blanking of Sweden. Ex-Lightning goaltender Mike Smith turned away all 33 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians. Stamkos is now tied with 3 others, including New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk, for the tournament lead in scoring.

World Chamionships Game Day: 5-7-13

Russia 5 vs. USA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000sv%

Ben Bishop, USA, Loss, 25/30, 5.19 GAA, .833 sv%
Touuurnament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .873 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

Third Period goals by Yevgeny Medvedev and Alexander Radulov helped Russia break a 3-3 stalemate and cruise to a 5-3 win over Team USA. Colorado's Paul Stastny had 2 goals in defeat for the Americans. The Russians got 1 goal and 1 assist from New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk.

Canada 7 vs. Norway 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-4-6, +3, 0 PIM

Team Canada, grumpy after a shocking shutout loss to Switzerland, thumped defenseless Norway 7-1. Steven Stamkos paced all scorers with 1 goal and 4 points while Colorado's Matt Duchene chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist. Stamkos is 1 point back of Kovalchuk and Finland's Petri Kontiola for the tournament lead in scoring.

World Championships Game Day: 5-5-13

Germany 1 vs. Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to Semyon Varlamov in Russia's 4-1 victory over Germany. New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk had a hat trick in the match for the Russians.

Switzerland 3 vs. Canada 2 (SO)
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

In an absolute shocker, underdog Switzerland upended Canada 3-2 in a shootout. Steven Stamkos had an assist, but failed in his attempt in the shootout session for the Canadians.

Latvia 1 vs. USA 4
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 19/20, 1.00 GAA, .950 sv%
Tournament toals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .902 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Ben Bishop turned away 19 of 20 shots in USA's 4-1 victory over Latvia. Team USA got a pair of helpers from captain Paul Stastny of Colorado in the win.

World Championships Game Day: 5-4-13

USA 5 vs. Austria 3
Ben Bishop, USA, Win, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson had a pair of goals to help USA put away pesky Austria 5-3. Ben Bishop turned away 18 shots for the victory. Matt Carle and Nate Thompson, both serving as assistant captains for Team USA, were scoreless in the match.

Russia 6 vs. Latvia 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzlagov turned away 15 shots in Russia 6-0 shutout of Latvia. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov had a helper in the win.

Canada 3 vs. Denmark 1
Steven Stamkos, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

Steven Stamkos had a power play goal as Canada struggled past a surprising upset bid by Denmark 3-1. Colorado forward Matt Duchene scored Canada's other 2 goals.

Finland 2 vs. Slovakia 0
Jaroslav Janus, Slovakia, DNP
Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Rastislav Stana as Slovakia fell 2-0 to Finland. Antti Raanta stopped 36 shots for the shutout.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-12-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(5)Cherepovets 2 vs. (1)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/32, 4.14 GAA, .875 sv%
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .917 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

1 goal and 1 assist by former NHLer and current SKA captain Dimitry Kalinin put the final nail in the coffin for Cherepovets in their 4-2 Game Four loss to St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg also got a goal from former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov did have a goal in defeat for Severstal. He finishes his playoffs with 2 goals and 3 points in 9 games with 56 penalty minutes and a even rating. SKA is the first KHL team through to the Conference Finals round of the Gagarin Cup Playoffs.

Eastern Conference
(5)Ufa 0 vs. (1)Kazan 3
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%

Konstantin Barulin stopped all 28 shots he faced in Kazan's 3-0, Game Three shutout of Ufa. Andrey Vasilevskiy still has yet to see action in the playoffs. Game Four is Wednesday.

(3)Chelyabinsk 3 vs. (2)Omsk 0
Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 3-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 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

Michael Garnett stopped all 24 shots he faced to lead Chelyabinsk to a key 3-0, Game Three win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 17 in defeat. Nikita Nesterov did not dress for the match for Traktor. Game Four is Wednesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-11-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(5)Cherepovets 0 vs. (1)St. Petersburg 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 39/43, 4.00 GAA, .907 sv%
Playoff totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .922 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-NHLer Dimitri Kalinin had 2 assists in SKA's 4-0 win over Cherepovets. The Game Three victory puts Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets on the precipice of elimination. They go for the sweep Tuesday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-8-13

KHL Playoff Game Day (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 4 vs. (5)Cherepovets 1
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/35, 4.04 GAA, .886 sv%
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 4-4-0, 0 SO, 2.24 GAA, .925 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had 2 goals and ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist as SKA pounded Severstal 4-1 in Game Two of their Semifinal series. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov did not dress after being booted out of Game One with a boarding major. Monday is Game Three.

Eastern Conference
(1)Kazan 2 vs. (5)Ufa 3
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 the game winning goal for Ufa in their 3-2 Game One win over top seed Kazan. Finnish national Antti Pihlstrom scored Ufa's other 2 goals. Game Two is Saturday.

(2)Omsk 0 vs. (3)Chelyabinsk 5
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 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 did not dress in Chelyabinsk's 5-0 shutout of Omsk. Ex-Thrashers draft pick Michael Garnett stopped all 33 shots he faced for Chelyabinsk. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo took the loss for Omsk. Game Two is Saturday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-7-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Western Conference
(1)St. Petersburg 7 vs. (5)Cherepovets 4
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 33/38, 5.03 GAA, .868 sv%
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 4-3-0, 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .930 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 28-20-3, 8 SO, 2.13 GAA, .923 sv%

SKA St. Peterburg won the opening game of their Western Conference Semifinal series with Cherepovets in a 7-4 track meet. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Viktor Tikhonov had a hat trick to lead the way for SKA. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin also added a helper for the club. For Cherepovets, former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a goal. Former Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov was kicked out of the game at 3:08 of the First Period for boarding, leading to SKA's opening goal. Game Two is Friday.

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