Yaroslavl 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.08 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-3, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .924 sv%
Magnitka managed just 17 shots on goal as they fell 3-0 to Yaroslavl. Vasily Koshechkin took just his second regulation loss of the season in the match.
CSKA 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was held off the board in 13:21 of ice time in Yugra's 4-0 loss to CSKA. CSKA got a pair of helpers from ex-Predators first rounder Alexander Radulov in the victory.
Togliatti 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev had the eventual game winning goal in Yugra's 2-1 win over Togliatti. The young forward played 17:03 in the match. He is currently tied for 8th in the league in scoring despite missing 2 of his club's 9 games.
Cherepovets 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/31, 3.03 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-1-3, 0 SO, 1.95 GAA, .921 sv%
Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist in Magnitka's 4-3 win over Cherepovets. Magnitogorsk goaltender Vasily Koshechkin has lost just 1 game in regulation in his 8 starts so far this year.
CSKA 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-1-3, 0 SO, 1.80 GAA, .924 sv%
Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 2 goals and an assist to lead the way for Magnitka in their 3-1 win over CSKA. Ex-Sens farmhand Stephane DaCosta had a helper on the lone goal for CSKA in defeat.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Omsk 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 20/22, 1.85 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 0 SO, 1.93 GAA, .912 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all three shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk defeated Avangard Omsk 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin assisted on the Third Period game tying goal to force Overtime, and notched the winning goal in the Shootout.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/25, 1.85 GAA, .920 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-2, 0 SO, 1.94 GAA, .913 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 3 shooters in the penalty shot session as Magnitka defeated Barys Astana 3-2 in the Shootout. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a pair of helpers for Astana, which blew a 2-0 lead coming out of the First Period. Washington Capitals first rounder Ilya Samsonov, who is Koshechkin's backup, has yet to see KHL game action this season.
Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 1.97 GAA, .911 sv%
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +1, 2 PIM
Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolkski had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in their 6-2 win over Yugra. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 26 shots in the win. Nikita Gusev assisted on a Second Period goal to cut Yugra's defecit to 2-1, but Magnitka scored the next 3 goals to help put the victory away. Gusev played 18:14 in the match.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Ekaterinburg 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 12/14, 2.04 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 0 SO, 1.96 GAA, .903 sv%
Magnitogorsk fell 2-1 to Ekaterinburg despite outshooting their opponents 23-14 in the match in a tight checking affair. It was Vasily Koshechkin's first loss of the campaign.
Ufa 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 2 PIM
Nikita Gusev was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season as Ufa doubled up Yugra 4-2. The forward played 15:47 in the match and led his club with 6 shots on goal. Undrafted 22 year old defenseman Zakhar Arzamastsev had a pair of helpers for Ufa in the victory.
Omsk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 23/26, 2.77 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 0 SO, 1.92 GAA, .917 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin turned away all three shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to lift Magnitka to a 4-3 shootout win over Omsk. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.
Jokerit 5 vs. Novgorod 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius stopped 20 shots as Jokerit steamrolled Novgorod 5-1. Carter Ashton had a minor for hooking in 16:13 in defeat. There's still no word as of yet on what Jokerit will do with forward Saku Salminen.
Novgorod 3 vs. Yaroslavl 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Carter Ashton was scoreless in 20:44 of ice time and unsuccessful in his lone shootout attempt in Novgorod's 3-2 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-NHLer Alexander Frolov had the shootout winner for Novgorod.
Astana 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 21/22, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .955 sv%
Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski had the game winning goal and added an assist in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 win over Astana.
Elsewhere in the KHL, Jokerit defeated Cherepovets 3-2 in their opening match of the season. Jokerit property Saku Salminen was cut from the team's KHL roster toward the end of preseason and it is yet to be determined where he will play this season. Last season, Jokerit loaned Salminen to SM-liiga side HPK for the 2014-2015 campaign. The Finnish league's regular season is slated to begin on 9-11-15.
KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Novosibirsk 3 vs. (3)Magnitogorsk 1
Novosibirsk Wins the Series 4-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 22/24, 2.05 GAA, .917 sv%
Playoff totals: 10 GP, 5-5-0, 1 SO, 2.02 GAA, .931 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%
There will not be a repeat champion in the KHL this season after Novosibirsk toppled Magnitogorsk 3-1 in Game Five to clinch a 4-1 series victory. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had Magnitka's only goal in the match. 24 year old Stepan Sannikov led the way for Sibir with 1 goal and 1 assist.
With Magnitogorsk's loss, Jaroslav Janus is the only remaining active prospect in a European elite league, with his club, Sparta Praha, advancing to the Czech Extraliga Semifinal round.