Chelyabinsk 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 5
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 34/34, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .926 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 34 shots he faced to blank Traktor in a 5-0 Magnitogorsk spanking of Chelyabinsk. Metallurg got a pair of goals from former Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin in the victory.
Zagreb 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had Yugra's only goal in 12:54 of ice time, but Zagreb got goals from former NHLers Jonathan Cheechoo and Brian Willsie to lifyt Zagreb to a 2-1 win.
Additionally, Bolt Prospects has learned Andrey Vasilevskiy's missed time with Ufa is due to an ear infection and he will be back with the club soon.
Omsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 6
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev led all scorers with 3 points (1 goal and 2 assists), his first points in a Yugra uniform, in his club's 6-2 trouncing of floundering Avangard Omsk. Omsk, which has already replaced their head coach, did get an assist from ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov. The younger Kazionov brother has 3 helpers in 6 games so far this year.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khabarovsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.02 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-0, 0 SO, 2.58 GAA, .912 sv%
Here comes Magnitogorsk and veteran, star goaltender Vasily Koshechkin. The club and the big netminder reeled off their 4th straight win by dismantling Amur Khabarovsk 6-1. Jan Kovar stayed hot for Metallurg by chipping in 2 goals and 4 points in the win.
Where's Andrey Vasilevskiy? He's no longer on Ufa's KHL or MHL rosters, nor has he suited up for Ufa's VHL affiliate, Toros Neftekamsk. Bolt Prospects will be checking on the status of the Lightning's prized goaltending prospect.
Update: Vasilevskiy sustained an injury, but is only supposed to be out a week. The Lightning are confirming this, as well as a report that Vasilevskiy is being transferred to Ufa's junior club.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Vladivostok 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.87 GAA, .901 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk are fully awake from their slumber. They've reeled off 3 straight wins including today's 4-1 victory over Vladivostok. Czech born forward Jan Kovar led the way with a pair of goals.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Novosibirsk 2 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/25, 1.92 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-2-0, 0 SO, 3.31 GAA, .890 sv%
Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had a pair of goals, including the game winner, to help Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk post back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Novosibirsk got a helper from ex-Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc in defeat.
Ufa 4 vs. Vladivostok 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 2.41 GAA, .919 sv%
Nikita Filatov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Ufa to a 4-1 drubbing of expansion Vladivostok. Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy did not dress for Ufa and has been sent down to the team's junior squad in the MHL. Ufa Jr.'s next game is on Saturday.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 34/35, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 3.77 GAA, .882 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin snapped a season starting slump to get his first win of the year stopping 34 in Magnitogorsk's 3-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Koshechkin got a goal in support from ex-Lightning draft pick and current Metallurg assistant captain Dmitri Kazionov in the win.
Ufa 3 vs. Khabarovsk 4 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 2.41 GAA, .919 sv%
Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov had a pair of helpers in defeat in Ufa's 4-3 overtime loss to Khabarovsk.