Koshechkin, Vasily

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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