Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Kazan 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 25/28, 3.03 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 23-5-5, 4 SO, 1.79 GAA, .935 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin took just his 5th regulation loss of the season as Kazan nipped Magnitogorsk 3-2. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a goal in defeat for Magnitka.
Togliatti 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 14-7-21, +5, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a pair of goals, including the game-tying goal with 48 seconds left in regulation, but failed to convert on his lone shootout attempt in Yugra's 4-3 loss to Lada Togliatti. Gusev's first marker was a penalty shot goal and he played 17:00 in the match.
Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Astana 6 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 17/21, 4.41 GAA, .810 sv%
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-4-5, 4 SO, 1.76 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped 2 of 3 in the shootout to help Magnitka defeat Astana 7-6. Koshechkin split time in the game with backup Alexei Murygin, who allowed 2 goals in a shade under 10 minutes. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin again led the way for Magnitogorsk with 2 goals and 4 points.
Brastislava 1 vs. St. Petersburg 6
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 30/34, 4.67 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-11-5, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .895 sv%
Jaroslav Janus relieved started David LeNeveu 8:39 into the First Period as Bratislava was smashed by SKA St. Petersburg 6-1. Janus also took a minor penalty for deliberately knocking his net off the pegs in the contest.
As of right now, Bratislava (Janus) and Mytischi (Korobov) sit in 10th and 11th, respectively, in the Western Conference. Magnitogorsk (Koshechkin) and Khanty-Mansiysk (Gusev) sit in 3rd and 9th in the Eastern Conference.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 41/41, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 34 GP, 23-4-4, 4 SO, 1.68 GAA, .939 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned aside all 41 shots he faced to lead Magnitka to a 3-0 Christmas Eve triumph over Ekatrinburg. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and 3 points in the victory.
Bratislava 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 6
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 32/37, 5.04 GAA, .865 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-11-5, 2 SP, 2.75 GAA, .896 sv%
Ex-Syracuse Crunch Dan Sexton had a pair of goals to help Nizhnekamsk defeat Slovan Bratislava 6-4. Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had a goal in defeat for Slovan.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Jokerit 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 15/17, 3.61 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 22-4-4, 3 SO, 1.73 GAA, .936 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin left the game midway through the Second Period in Magnitogorsk's 4-3 loss to Jokerit. Ex-University of New Hampshire product Steve Moses led the way for Jokerit with 2 goals and 4 points.
Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/32, 4.00 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 22-4-4, 3 SO, 1.70 GAA, .937 sv%
Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 4 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 5-4 victory over Dinamo Riga.