Koshechkin, Vasily

KHL Game Day: 9-23-14

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 35/36, 1.00 GAA, .972 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%

Jan Kovar had a pair of goals and Danis Zaripov had 2 helpers to lead Magnitogorsk to a 2-1 win over Novosibirsk. Ex-Isles second rounder Mikko Koskinen made 21 saves in defeat.

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM

Ex-Canadiens first rounder Andrei Kostitsyn made the only conversion of the shootout session to help Traktor Chelyabinsk top Yugra 4-3. Nikita Gusev failed in his shootout attempt and was -1 in 12:06 of ice time.

KHL Game Day: 9-19-14

Khanty-Mansiysk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:40 in Yugra's 5-2 pounding of Dinamo Riga. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar led the way with a pair of goals.

Sochi 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Win, 25/26, 1.01 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-1-1, 2 SO, 1.00 GAA, .960 sv%

Nashville second rounder Vladislav Kamenev potted the game-winning Third Period goal for Magnitogorsk in their 2-1 win over Sochi. Magnitogorsk currently sits in the top spot in the Eastern Conference and looks every bit the KHL defending champions.

KHL Game Day: 9-17-14

Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. St. Petersburg 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not suit up for Yugra's 4-3 loss to SKA. SKA won the match on the strength of 4 First Period goals including 2 by former NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk.

Dynamo Moscow 0 vs. Magnitogorsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 7 GP, 5-1-1, 2 SO, 0.99 GAA, .960 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin turned away 27 shots and 2 of 2 shooters in the penalty shot session to defeat Dynamo Moscow 1-0. Danis Zaripov and Chris Lee both converted in the shootout to seal the win for Metallurg.

KHL Game Day: 9-14-14 and 9-15-14

9-14-15
Bratislava 2 vs. Novgorod 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 31/33, 1.85 GAA, .939 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 1.85 GAA, .939 sv%

Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 of 2 shooters to convert, with the 1st being former Lightning pick Dimitry Kazionov, as Bratislava fell 3-2 in the shootout to Novgorod. The shootout mars and otherwise decent season debut for Janus. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a pair of assist in defeat for Slovan.

9-15-14
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Jokerit 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev did not dress in Yugra's 2-1 OT loss to Jokerit, which jumped from the league formerly known as the SM-liiga to the KHL this season. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman had a goal in the match for Jokerit. Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius sat backup for Jokerit while ex-Lightning pick Johan Harju was also scoreless for the club.

Podolsk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 15/16, 1.00 GAA, .938 sv%
Season totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 1 SO, 1.17 GAA, .953 sv%

If you only put 16 shots on goal on Vasily Koshechkin in a game, you probably wasted the bus ride to the rink. That's all the rubber Koshechkin faced today as Magnitogorsk ran Podolsk out of the building 4-1. Ex-Caps draft pick Oskar Osala had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win for Metallurg.

KHL Game Day: 9-13-14

Yaroslavl 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 1.21 GAA, .955 sv%

5 games into their 2014-2015 campaign, Magnitogorsk is showing no signs of a championship hangover. The team got a pair of goals from Danis Zaripov, both assisted by Sergei Mozyakin, in their 4-1 drubbing of Yaroslavl.

KHL Game Day: 9-10-14

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Zagreb 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 31/31, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 1.26 GAA, .953 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his first shutout of the season as Magnitogorsk smashed Zagreb 6-0. Ex-Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win for Metallurg.

Kazan 4 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Jaroslav Janus rode the pine again behind starter Johan Backlund in Slovan's 4-3 loss to Ak Bars Kazan. Ex-Thrashers first rounder Alexander Burmistrov assisted on the game winner for Kazan.

Cherepovets 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was held off the scoresheet for the first time this season in Yugra's 4-2 loss to Severstal Cherepovets. The young forward played 14:30 in the match. Ex-Lightning draft pick Marek Kvapil scored the insurance marker in the match for Cherepovets.

Elsewhere, Mytischi defeated Ekaterinburg 4-3 in the shootout with Dmitry Korobov still out nursing a hand injury.

KHL Game Day: 9-8-14

Ekaterinburg 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Veteran forward Tomas Netik had 1 goal and 1 assist for Bratislava in their 3-1 lead of Ekaterinburg. Jaroslav Janus again sat backup to Johan Backlund in the win.

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Mytischi 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 21/22, 1.01 GAA, .955 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 1.69 GAA, .933 sv%

Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Magnitogorsk to a 4-1 smashing of Mytischi. Defenseman Dmitry Korobov of Mytischi is expected to miss the first month of the season with a hand injury and did not dress.

CSKA 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal in Yugra's failed comeback bid to erase a 3 goal Third Period deficit, as they fell 4-3 to CSKA. Gusev has point in each of his first 3 games this season. Ex-Wings pick Jan Mursak led the way for CSKA with a hat trick.

KHL Game Day: 9-3-14

Magnitogorsk 6 vs. Dynamo Moscow 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 33/34, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%

It's back! Welcome to prospect season. The KHL opened their season Wednesday with defending Gagarin Cup champions Magnitogorsk spanking Dynamo Moscow 6-1. Ex-Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin had a hat trick and a helper in the victory.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-30-14

KHL Gagarin Cup Finals
(1)Magnitogorsk 7 vs. (3)Praha 4
Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-3
Magnitogorsk Wins the Gagarin Cup
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 43/47, 4.00 GAA, .915 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 21 GP, 16-5-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .934 sv%

Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 4 points to help lead Magnitogorsk to their Cup clinching 7-4 win over Praha in Game Seven of the Gagarin Cup Finals. Former Red Wings farmhand Francis Pare chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist in the win and former Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov also had a helper in the match for Metallurg. Vasily Koshechkin wins his first Gagarin Cup and the victory also marks the first time the Gagarin Cup was won by a non-Russian coach as Metallurg's bench boss this season was none other than Iron Mike Keenan.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-28-14

KHL Gagarin Cup Finals
(3)Praha 5 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 4 (OT)
Series Tied at 3-3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Loss, 27/32, 4.70 GAA, .844 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 20 GP, 15-5-0, 2 SO, 1.88 GAA, .936 sv%

So close, and yet so far for Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk. Mikko Maenpaa scored for Praha with just 2:21 left in regulation and former Thrashers draft pick Nathan Oystrick tallied 3:53 into Overtime as Lev Praha stunned Magnitogorsk 5-4 in Game Six to even up the series. There will be a Game Seven. 4 of Praha's 5 goals came from defensemen while Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat from former Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin.

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